A common question from visitors is "What is there to do in Tofino?" The most popular outdoor activities are surfing, sport fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching and hiking. Tofino's sandy beaches offer ample opportunities for tide-pool exploration and long, invigorating walks. The near-by Pacific Rim National Park and Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve are unparalleled natural phenomena.Food lovers will be pleased with the array of Tofino eateries that endeavor to satisfy every palette. Tofino, and the nearby village of Ucluelet, also boast a number of galleries, bookstores and gift shops that showcase the works of local artists and the First Nations community.
During your visit, get involved in some of Tofino's most popular outdoor activities:
Storm Watching is a big attraction on Vancouver Island's West Coast, where winter conditions are often just right for spectacular wind and rain storms. Our oceanfront B&B is the best vantage point for these incredible natural spectacles. Click here for more about Storm Watching season.
World-Class Sport Fishing
The waters around Tofino offer year-round saltwater fishing adventures. The pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound provide world-class salmon, steelhead and trout fishing from April through September. The summer months are also best for offshore halibut fishing. Shellfish and crab are also abundant in the area. There are many excellent fishing charter operators in Tofino.
- Bobby Kimoto Charters - 250-266-FISH (3474)
- Lance's Sportfishing Adventures - 1 888 725-6125
- Clean Lines Sportfishing 1-855-726-3828
Boating & Wildlife Watching
Boat cruising is a great way to experience the waters around Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, Barkley Sound and the Broken Islands Group. The entire West Coast of Vancouver Island is home to many whales, seals, sea lions, black bears, eagles and seabirds that are best viewed from the comfort of a boat tour.
For unforgettable bear and wildlife watching cruises in Clayoquot Sound we recommend:
- Browning Pass Charters - 250-725-3435
For a luxurious wildlife cruises in Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands we recommend:
- Archipelago Cruises - 250-726-8289
World-class birding opportunities abound in Tofino and the protected habitat of Clayoquot Sound. Tofino birdwatching guides offer a variety of birding tours, from land based trips to boat and canoe tours.