Take a trip to Tofino, a sleepy coastal village on the western shores of Vancouver Island, Canada. Nestled within the traditional territory of the region’s myriad First Nations communities, expect indigenous arts and cultural interactions. Tofino sits at the tip of a picturesque peninsula surrounded by the protected Clayoquot Sound region, home to superb biodiversity in the calm inlets and ancient rainforests. Miles of hiking and biking trails on the fringes of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve encourage outdoor explorations. While scenic flights to Hot Spring Cove invite you to soak in Tofino’s natural beauty from the air, speedboat tours allow for bear watching, birding, and whale watching. Thanks to the open coast winds, Tofino is a paradise for surfers and storm watchers. Pristine sandy beaches here are great to enjoy sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. With a handful of parks within this small community, many locals gather for events, markets, sports, and entertainment, which are ideal for people-watching.
Indigenous Art & Culture
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a seasonal safari-style resort, a half-hour boat ride from Tofino and forty-five minutes by seaplane from Vancouver. Located in a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve, you’ll find it authentic, intimate and eco-friendly.
Pacific Sands Beach Resort is a beachfront hotel situated on the rugged Cox Bay of Vancouver Island. It is located on the edge of Paciﬁc Rim National Park and the charming village of Tofino. Beautifully designed, the hotel boasts lovely forest and beach surroundings and is a popular surfing destination.
Red Crow Guest House is set on five acres of private forest land, along a protected tidal waterway. The guest house overlooks the Tofino flats wildlife sanctuary, and is a short drive away from Cox Bay and Village Green. Stroll along a short wooden walkway to reach your waterfront suite.
Tofino Resort and Marina lies on the western coast of Vancouver Island. Established in 2017, it is the only full-service resort on the inlet waters of Clayoquot Sound. Restaurants, surf shops and artisans’ boutiques are a short stroll away and the beach is a 25-minute walk away.
Wickaninnish Inn is a beautiful rustic hotel on Chesterman Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just a fifteen-minute drive from Tofino. Perched between the ancient rainforest and the sea, it offers an immersive stay with spectacular views of the Vancouver Island's West Coast.