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Tofino Beachfront Escape

Tour Description

Duration

Date

Price per Adult

Start Building

Inclusions

  • 4 nights beachfront accommodation in Tofino
  • Kayak and nature walk tour
  • Whale watching tour
  • Bear and wildlife safari tour
  • Naturalist guide on boat tours
  • All taxes

Top Sites

  • Tofino Inlet
  • Meares Island
  • Big Tree Trail
  • Fortune Channel
  • Clayoquot Sound
  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Accommodation

  • Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Postcard Views

Suggested Itinerary

Once on Vancouver Island, head west to Tofino and arrive at your leisure. You can check in to the Pacific Sands Beach Resort anytime after 16:00 (4pm). Once checked in, explore the dramatic waterfront of Tofino, or visit the small shops and restaurants around town.
While on the way to Tofino, stop off and visit MacMillan Provincial Park‘s Cathedral Grove. It’s one of the most accessible places in BC to view ancient stands of Douglas fir trees, some as many as 800 years old.

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Tofino and the Clayoquot Sound provide a world class bird watching environment due to the nutrition in the soil within this protected habitat. Jump on a guided tour to explore the surrounding area and hope to see Bald eagles, Great blue herons, Stellar jays, Lesser yellowlegs, Black oystercatchers and more.
Good morning! It’s your first full day in Tofino and it’s going to be exciting! Grab a good breakfast, stretch and make your way to your first adventure. You get to embark on a 2.5 hour kayaking excursion through the sparkling waters of Clayoquot Sound to see the spectacular views from your ocean perspective. Once you arrive at Meares Island, you will continue your journey on a 1.5 hour guided hike along the Big Tree Trail where you’ll explore the ancient temperate rainforest that inhabits the island. Stand in awe amongst the 1,000 -1,500 year old red cedar trees, some of the largest in Canada, and discuss ecology, First Nations history, and the environment movement that Clayoquot Sound is known for around the world. During your free time, do what the locals do and visit the beach. With a variety in the area, you can find the best spot for sand, surf, sun and storm watching. Nearby beaches include Chesterman, Cox Bay, MacKenzie, Wickaninnish, and Long Beach.
In the summertime, local restaurants get pretty busy with tourists, so we strongly recommend making a reservation in advance. Some of our favourites are Shelter Restaurant, 1909 Kitchen and Wolf in the Fog.

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Tofino is a pedal-friendly place and is an ideal location to rent a bicycle and explore the area. The Multi-Use Path winds for 8.8 kilometres along Highway 4, connecting the town centre to the beaches, to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Chesterman Beach at low tide also offers a nice 2.7 kilometre stretch of hard-packed sand, making for some blissful beach biking.
Start your day off with a relaxing morning exploring the beachfront. Don’t forget to charge your camera and prepare your gear for the day for your afternoon adventure. You get to travel partly along the coast to a sea lion colony and/or a seabird nesting sanctuary enroute to active whale watching areas. Gray whales are primarily seen; humpback, killer and minke whales may also be viewed. The excursion stops to explore rainforest and marine ecosystems of the area, and highlights marine wildlife such as seals, sea lions, bald eagles, and harbour porpoise. The adventure doesn’t end there! When you are not sailing the sea, strap on your shoes and venture off into nature to see widespread vegetation. Tofino and Clayoquot Sound provide ample hikes and nature walks to suit everyone, from the novice nature explorer to the seasoned hiker. Just a few minutes’ drive down Highway 4, you’ll find the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, offering several trails.
Thinking of enjoying the ocean views while sitting around a warm fire? Beach fires are permitted only on Mackenzie and Chesterman Beaches between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Contact the District of Tofino for more info on beach fires.

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If you are looking for someone to show you around some of the islands most iconic hiking or walking trails then consider getting a tour guide. Experiences include knowledgeable chaperones who know the area and can take you to the best places to find stunning scenery. Guided tours can include transportation, meals, equipment such as day packs, hiking poles and overnight gear.
Spectacular views and burly bears await you today as you get to experience a 2 hour wildlife safari tour. This bear watching excursions begins at low tide with a relaxing 30-minute boat ride from Tofino through tranquil and sheltered inside passages by Meares Island, Fortune Channel or Tofino Inlet. The black bears living in this region are sub-species with webbed paws that helps them swim in the waters. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea and the fresh air of the Clayoquot Sound as you marvel at the sight of the black bears turning over rocks and boulders in search of crab and other food. These journeys often do not end just at the black bear. It is also common to see other wildlife including Bald Eagles, California Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Harbour Porpoise and Osprey. So keep your camera ready, as you never know when the perfect shot may appear!
If you are looking to dive deeper into the local scene, there are some galleries that offer stunning images and stories from the residents. See another perspective at House of Himwitsa Native Art Gallery, Jeremy Koreski Gallery, and Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

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Tofino is situated within the traditional territory (Ha-houlthee) of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of the Nuu-chah-nulth peoples, who have called the area home for over five thousand years. They are known for their skills as fishermen, master carvers and refined singers and dancers and their culture is alive in Tofino. Those seeking to learn more can take a trip to the Tofino-Clayoquot Heritage Museum, jump on a First Nations Canoe Tours with an authentic Nuu-chah-nulth guide and paddle a traditional style canoe or meet with elder Moses Martin, 7th generation descendent of War Chief Nookmiis, and discuss the local history.
Its time to pack up your belongings and check out of your accommodations by 11am. Don’t forget to search your room for any left-over belongings; its a long way to return to pick up any forgotten items! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to charge your devices, view the road reports and check in for your flight. Depending on the airport you are leaving out of, be sure to give yourself enough time to get arrive and grab a snack before you depart.
You never know when and where you are going to be delayed. Leave earlier than anticipated and be sure to bring a good book to keep you preoccupied.

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If you are looking to enjoy Vancouver Island for another day or ten, we have access to accommodations and activities in various town across the island, including Ucluelet, Port Alberni, Campbell River, Nanaimo, and Victoria.

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Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy (assuming 2 adults in the room)

The inclusions are listed above.

Our prices include hotel taxes and GST!

What else you Might need

Below is a list of common things you might need to purchase for your tour at an extra cost. (not included)

  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Meals & Gratuity
  • Transportation / Flights
  • Parking Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellation Terms

We understand that plans can change. If you need to make an adjustment on any activities, you can do so without any change fees up to three days prior to the departure date (based on availability). The cancelation policy for this tour is a full refund up to 8 days prior to arrival. Less than that no longer qualifies for a refund. See our full Terms & Conditions page for details.

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