Tofino Vacations

Tofino is a small village on Vancouver Island’s eastern coast. The population of under two thousand play host to tourists from across the world who flock to the area for its natural beauty. Hiking into Vancouver Island’s wilderness areas is very popular, and relatively safe during the summer. Whale watching …

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Things to see and do in Tofino

Tracy C | Trip by SkyscannerChesterman Beach
Chesterman Beach
oyam. | FlickrTonquin Beach
Tonquin Beach
Kathryn Burrington | Trip by SkyscannerTofino Brewing Company
Tofino Brewing Company
Tracy C | Trip by SkyscannerMackenzie beach
Mackenzie beach
Brian S | Trip by SkyscannerWest Coast Aquatic Safaris
West Coast Aquatic Safaris
Kathryn Burrington | Trip by SkyscannerRemote Passages Marine Excursions
Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Reviews of Tofino

Tracy C
Tracy CMountain View, California, USA

We loved our visit to Tofino! The beaches are amazing... sandy and rocky, great for tidepooling, surfing, and campfires. We did an kayaking Guided kayaking tour to a nearby island and hiked around to see old growth forest. The nearby Pacific Rim National Park has fantastic hiking (the short rain forest hikes on the boardwalks were my favorites) and ranger programs.

Kathryn Burrington
Kathryn BurringtonBognor Regis, UK

On the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Tofino is well known to surfers for its long stretches of sandy beaches and big waves. It's also a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. Orcas, Gray Whales and Humpback Whales can be seen in the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Clayoquot Sound, while Black Bears roam the shores at low tide, looking under rocks for crabs and clams. I also discovered another side to Tofino that shouldn't be overlooked, its food and drink scene.

Taylor Ormiston
Taylor OrmistonVictoria

If you're inclined to explore BC coastline, you can't miss Tofino! Located on the Westernmost side of Vancouver Island, the windswept shores of Tofino will make you feel as though you're at the edge of the world! Amazing beaches, world class surfing, and a distinctly West Coast vibe make this out-of-the-way town an important stop for nature lovers, backpackers, and family travellers alike. If you have a larger group, I strongly recommend renting a house, preferably one with a hot tub to warm up in after a day in the frigid surf! Not only do you feel more a home, but you can take full advantage of all that delicious seafood coming into the marina daily.

walking wanderer
walking wandererVancouver, Canada

Tofino is definitely one of Vancouver Island's gems. It's situated beside Pacific Rim National Park & Clayquot Sound so there's plenty outdoor activities like sea kayaking & hiking to keep you busy.

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