Things to do in Tofino, British Columbia

Tofino Travel Guide

Tofino and Ucluelet are two gems sheltered on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada. At Tofino’s doorstep is the Clayoquot Sound region, a world UNESCO biosphere reserve. This area boasts one of British Columbia’s most prized nature reserves, Pacific Rim National Park. Tofino offers the best way to experience British Columbia’s immaculate wilderness first hand. During the winter months, storm watching is popular.

We recommend you reserve accommodations well in advance of Tofino’s busy summer months. Planning ahead will ensure you find the cabin, condo, vacation rental, or resort suitable to your needs. Tofino offers a great variety of outdoor activities for visitors. Whale watching, hiking, surfing, hot springs excursions, and beachcombing are just a few popular activities at Tofino’s doorstep. Enjoy your next vacation in spectacular Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.

Tofino Attractions

Fishing

The Tofino and the surrounding area have a long offered world-class sport fishing. Coho and Chinook Salmon, Halibut and various bottom fish species make up the bounty for sports anglers from around the globe. Exclusive and somewhat secluded freshwater fishing opportunities for Steelhead and trout are also available. Chartered boats are available through operators such as Tofino Fishing.

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Surfing

Long Beach, a 35 kilometer stretch of sandy beach, is considered one of Canada’s premier surfing destinations. The area offers something for everyone from first-time surfers to seasoned pros.

Whale Watching

In mid-spring, Grey whales begin their yearly migration, passing right by Tofino. From the middle of March to the middle of April, Tofino and Ucluelet honor the whales with the annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival. There are several charter companies that provide guided tours to view these majestic creatures such as Jamies Whale Watching and West Coast Aquatic Safaris.

Spa Treatments

There are two luxury spa and wellness providers to be had in Tofino. The Sacred Stone Spa offers both holistic and registered massage therapies designed to cater to every aspect of healing and relaxation that your spirit, body, and mind crave. Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn offers an exhaustive menu in a unique, beautiful location hugging the rockwork of the Pacific Coast in a rainforest setting.

Hot Springs Cove

Protected by Maquinna Provincial Park the cover gets its name from its proximity to Ramsay Hot Springs. Natural hot springs pour out of the rock and spill into the Pacific Ocean just as they have for thousands of years. Hot Springs Cove

Pacific Rim National Park

Open from the middle of March until the middle of October the park is comprised of three separate areas: the Broken Group Island, the West Coast Trail, and Long Beach and is over 510 square kilometers. The park is known for its lush, pleasant rain forests and rugged coastline. Pacific Rim National Park

Chesterman Beach

One of British Columbia’s finest beaches. The 2.7 kilometer stretch of white sand evokes a sense of tropical paradise. It’s a great place to explore tidepools, check out the Carving Shed by the Wickaninnish Inn, fly a kite, surf or just relax.

Brewery

Great atmosphere – great beer – great staff! Be sure to sample their coffee porter. Tofino Brewing Company

Ziplining

For something a bit more adventurous there is ziplining. A fun, breathtaking way to explore and experience the rain forests of Kennedy River Canyon. Your ziplining adventure can be booked through West Coast Wild for around $100 per person.