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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Wednesday, March 3 2021

Sorry to report that we're now taking a waitlist on our 10 day Great Bear Rainforest kayak trips. Please take a look at our 6 and 9 day Mothership Adventures of this area, which centre on kayaking. more