This tour will show you all the best places on Vancouver Island, including Canada's most beautiful beaches! On Saturday we will depart Victoria and stop in Chemainus to see the famous murals, and then stop at Cathedral Grove (forest of giant trees, some over 1000 years old). Then we will arrive in the village of Tofino with time for shopping, visiting art galleries, and checking out the surf culture of this famous town! Then its time to head to the beach to relax, swim, take photos or play games on the beach! In the evening enjoy souvenir shopping and exploring the relaxed surf village of Tofino. Have dinner in Tofino and then head back to the hotel for a campfire party with marshmallow roast! On Sunday, take a surf lesson, and visit more famous beaches and sights. On the way home, we'll stop at Coombs Country Market for dinner, shopping and to see the goats on the roof!
*Visit Canada’s most beautiful beaches *Explore charming Tofino village *Campfire with marshmallow roast *See some of the biggest trees in the world and Cathedral Grove *See some of the biggest trees in the world and Cathedral Grove *Visit the famous “Goats on the Roof” at Coombs Country Market *Take a surfing lesson *See the famous Chemainus murals
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Meeting/Pickup Location: Meet your guide at Douglas and Broughton in front of the red church at 8:00am
Included: *2 days touring the most beautiful parts of Vancouver Island *Round trip private transportation from Victoria *Dorm-style accommodation at hotel near Chesterman Beach *Light breakfast *Stops at Chemainus, Coombs and Cathedral Grove *National Park Entry Fee
Excluded: *Lunch and Dinner
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions.
*Meet your guide at Douglas and Broughton in front of the red church at 8:00am *8:15am: Leave Victoria for Chemainus -Visit the famous Chemainus murals and go souvenir shopping -Visit Cathedral Grove (800+ year old trees, some of the biggest in Canada!) *Spend the afternoon swimming, sun-tanning, playing frisbee or watching surfers at the beach! *Explore the charming surfing village of Tofino. Time for souvenir shopping, photos and dinner. *Check into hotel for campfire party and optional pub night (age19+)
*Wake up and head to the beach! *A light bagged breakfast will be provided for you to enjoy before surfing, those not surfing can eat on the beach! Optional activities: Surfing Lesson (2.5 hours) including all equipment, whale watching (2-3 hours). Please register for these options before the tour to guarantee your spot. If you aren't surfing or whale watching, enjoy the morning at the beach! *Time for lunch in Tofino and visiting the Roy Henry Vickers art gallery (free). *Shop and visit "goats on the roof" at famous Coombs Market. We recommend the huge ice cream cones! *Return to Victoria on Sunday evening approximately 7:30pm *If you are surfing, please bring a swim suit or shorts (to go under your wetsuit) and a towel, as well as sandals for the beach
ACTIVITY & ATTRACTION OPTIONS
We offer a variety of exciting activity and attraction options at discounted rates. Please refer to our reservation system at the time of booking for up to date prices of all activities and attractions.
There’s nothing like catching your first wave, and once you stand up for the first time you’ll know the feeling; it’s pure stoke and smiles, and you’re instantly hooked. Come on out and learn to surf on the beautiful sandy beaches of Tofino with the fun and experienced crew at Surf Sisters. With over 100(!) combined years of teaching experience over 13 years, they have the skills and technique to take you from beginner to surfer in a safe and supportive environment. They are with you every step, giving you the tips and pointers you need to progress.
Jamie's Whale Watching
From April through November, there are over 200 'Resident' Gray whales that stay feeding in the waters around Tofino. Humpback whales are seen throughout our season, with the heaviest sightings in February and June through September.
The route below is for illustration purposes only. Actual travel routes are subject to change and may vary due to road and weather conditions.