Description of Tofino

Tofino (pop. 1,655) sits on a narrow peninsula bordered by Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west, north and east. Tourism has replaced timber and fishing as the mainstay of the local economy. The town lies in the centre of a United Nations World Biosphere Reserve, an ecologically significant area that supports many uncommon plant and animal species.

Its scenery, which includes miles of sandy beaches, stands of massive old-growth cedars and a seascape dotted with verdant islands, is breathtaking by any standard. Outdoor recreation, such as whale watching, surfing, kayaking and beachcombing attract thousands of visitors every year.

Our kayak tours of Clayoquot Sound depart from Tofino. Sea kayaking Clayoquot Sound and the adjacent Pacific Rim National Park reveals miles of sandy beaches and fascinating tide communities composed of sea starts, sea urchins and other saltwater life.

Weather Conditions in Tofino

North America: 1.800.255.5057 - UK: 0.800.051.6364 - Australia: 1.800.143.454

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Saturday, February 16 2019

Here in Victoria the snow is dissipating which we hope is a sign that spring is around the corner. While many others remain locked in winter's grasp, most everyone (except for the die-hard skiers) are thinking of warmer weather. And from my corner of the world, this translates to kayak vacations. In particular, our trips to Haida Gwaii, Johnstone Strait and Broken Group are gathering speed, with a number of departures sold out and some others having one or two seats remaining. Please use our search engine to select a date and trip - if the departure you want is booked please let me know.  If the demand is there, I might be able to put on another departure. more