We loved our visit to Tofino! The beaches are amazing... sandy and rocky, great for tidepooling, surfing, and campfires. We did an kayaking Guided kayaking tour to a nearby island and hiked around to see old growth forest. The nearby Pacific Rim National Park has fantastic hiking (the short rain forest hikes on the boardwalks were my favorites) and ranger programs.
On the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Tofino is well known to surfers for its long stretches of sandy beaches and big waves. It's also a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. Orcas, Gray Whales and Humpback Whales can be seen in the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Clayoquot Sound, while Black Bears roam the shores at low tide, looking under rocks for crabs and clams. I also discovered another side to Tofino that shouldn't be overlooked, its food and drink scene.
If you're inclined to explore BC coastline, you can't miss Tofino! Located on the Westernmost side of Vancouver Island, the windswept shores of Tofino will make you feel as though you're at the edge of the world! Amazing beaches, world class surfing, and a distinctly West Coast vibe make this out-of-the-way town an important stop for nature lovers, backpackers, and family travellers alike. If you have a larger group, I strongly recommend renting a house, preferably one with a hot tub to warm up in after a day in the frigid surf! Not only do you feel more a home, but you can take full advantage of all that delicious seafood coming into the marina daily.
Tofino is definitely one of Vancouver Island's gems. It's situated beside Pacific Rim National Park & Clayquot Sound so there's plenty outdoor activities like sea kayaking & hiking to keep you busy.