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The small town of Tofino lies at the center of Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island’s Pacific coast, poised between the crashing surf of Pacific rollers and towering rainforests inland.

Recently designated British Columbia’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the surrounding Pacific Rim National Park is a naturalist’s paradise.

Annual gray whale migration

Whale Watching, British ColumbiaThe annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival takes place in March and for the two months that follow nearly 20,000 gray whales pass within five kilometers of the shore on their migration north from Mexico.

Black bears forage along the shoreline in giant cedar and ancient Sitka spruce rainforests while eagles swoop overhead: magical hiking country.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Tofino

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Tofino, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Tofino

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    Places near Tofino

    Accommodation choices for Tofino

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Tofino. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Middle Beach Lodge at the Headlands, Tofino

      Middle Beach Lodge on the Headland

      Simple

      Perched on a rocky headland in full view of the Pacific, Middle Beach Lodge offers you a cozy home from home in the laid-back village of Tofino.

    • Guest reception, the Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

      Wickaninnish Inn

      Deluxe

      The Wickaninnish, a member of the luxury Relais and Chateaux association, offers utter comfort and sophistication within a beautifully rugged oceanfront setting.

    • Red Crow Guest House, Tofino

      The Red Crow Guesthouse & Cottage

      Medium

      Set in a beautiful location overlooking the Tofino inlet, this is a great choice for those looking for a quiet hideaway but remaining close to the facilities and amenities of the town.

    • Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino

      Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

      Deluxe

      Located on the remote fringes of Vancouver Island, this glamping resort offers a wilderness escape. You’ll stay in safari-style luxury tents among old-growth temperate rainforest, and have access to a range of outdoor activities, including horse riding, fishing and outdoor yoga.

    Ideas for experiencing Tofino

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Tofino, and which use the best local guides.

    • Clayoquot Sound Black Bear Watching
      Bear cubs by Matt Maran

      Clayoquot Sound Black Bear Watching

      Clayoquot Sound Black Bear Watching

      From April to October, it is possible to have an intimate black bear watching experience in the beautiful, calm water environment of the legendary Clayoquot Sound.

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