Why come to Tofino? Well, this place really is magic! Located within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, it is unlike anywhere you've ever been, from the breathtaking beaches and Pacific Rim National Park and UNESCO Biosphere, to the vibrant little town and friendly locals. Whether you are looking for super adventure, super relaxation, or somewhere inbetween there is something for everyone here.
See below for tips and information to help plan your trip or to have the ultimate West Coast experience curated for you contact Lindsay at Get Real Tofino! All you have to do is complete a short survey about your trip and the rest is done for you.
THINGS TO DO
EAT & DRINK
Tofino is foodie heaven! There is so much amazing food from the many excellent restaurants, bakeries, cafes, chocolate and ice cream shops, and artisanal deli and fish stores. WE LOVE LOCAL and there are NO CHAINS in Tofino! For the full experience you can even book yourself on a fantastic Tofino Food Tour! With the brilliant guides Kate and Adam who will make sure you don't miss any hidden gems.
In the summer months there is a free shuttle out to the beaches with pickup spots all around town and just up the road from us, and year round Tiki Bus offers a bus service and also private charters to many places around Tofino and even the airport.
Whether you're a seasoned professional or a beginner you can catch a wave at one of the epic beaches! Visit one of the surf shops in town to rent a board or book a private individual/couples or group surf lesson with Jeff at Tofino Surf School conveniently located just up the road from us.
There are a few lovely spa's in the area offering fantastic treatments to help you relax and feel your very best. Or for maximum luxury ask us about organising a professional massage in your very own pod!
You are spoiled for choice with spectacular walks and hikes at all different adventure and activity levels, some of which likw the Tonquin Trail are within walking distance of our site and others you can walk down to the dock and catch a water taxi! Use of the Pacific Rim National Park require a pass please see their site for details and check Tofino Tourism and District of Tofino for full details and maps.
Whale and Bear watching trips are available throughout most of the year and offer a chance to see incredible wildlife and scenery. You can also take a Water Taxi to some of the more remote attractions of the area like Hot Springs Cove, Meares Island and much more!
Hire a charter and catch your own dinner! You can even have it cooked for you by the brilliant Chef at 1909 Kitchen.
Rent a bike and head out to the beaches on Tofino's Multi-Use Path or MUP as the locals call it
There are many boutiques and gift shops in town specializing in many things including locally made products from artists, photographers, and makers in the area. In the summer months there is also a fantastic Market in the Village Green on Saturdays.
Take a scenic flight on a float plane for some epic sightseeing or for a speedy journey to Hot Springs Cove.