The Tofino tours are small, personal tours that provide everybody with the opportunity to discover the natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s West Coast, the abundance of marine life, and the rich culture of the First Nations people in the Tofino area. Surfing, Kayaking, Whale watching are just a few of the outdoor activities available. Come explore this amazing part of BC with us as it is one of our favourite destinations in Canada!

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Tour Highlights

There are so many highlights on this tour including the ferry to Nanaimo, Coombs Market (where the goats live on the roof!), Englishman River Falls, Cathedral Grove (with the ancient giant cedar trees), the Wild Pacific Trail, Long Beach, the town of Tofino, and the countless hiking trails. This tour also gives you the chance to go on a whale watching tour, learn to surf, go kayaking or do other amazing activities!

Duration:

2 Days, 1 Night

Meeting/Pickup Location:

This tour departs from Canada Place, between the East and West Convention Cente in downtown Vancouver. The departure location is conveniently located within walking distance of the Waterfront Skytrain station, and close to many downtown hotels. Please arrive at the departure location 15 minutes prior to the departure time of your tour.

Included:

  • 1 night accommodation* (Based on dorm rooms with 8 people sharing 1 room in single bunks with 1 bathroom)
  • 1 breakfast
  • Round trip ferry transportation
  • Round trip bus transportation from downtown Vancouver
  • Sightseeing tours through some of most stunning scenery on Vancouver Island with a very knowledgeable and fun tour guide
  • Discounts for optional activities such as surfing, whale watching, kayaking, and many more!
  • Beach bonfire and marshmallow roast (weather, fire restrictions & season permitted)
  • All taxes

Essential Info:

1. ROOMING 
The price is based on 8 people sharing a dorm room with single bunk beds. There is an option to upgrade to a hotel room, but this must be based on a minimum of a party of 4 booking together (quad occupancy), or 3 (triple occupancy), or 2 (double occupancy). 

2. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES -  Optional activities should be booked for and paid in advance. We can not guarantee availability if you wait to book the day of the tour and the price of activities will increase if you do not order and pay in advance. Guests will have to choose between Surfing and Whale Watching as both activities take place at the same time.

3. ITEMS TO BRING
  • Rain jacket, umbrella and rubber boots (you are going to a rainforest!)
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Camera
  • Medical insurance card.
  • If you require insurance, you can purchase this through our office. Please call our office at: 604-689-8128 for more information on this.

Itinerary

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions.

Day 1

  • 7:00am - Arrive at Canada Place
  • Depart Vancouver at 7:15 am sharp. Please note due to ferry times, the bus will not wait for late guests
  • Ferry ride through the Strait of Georgia to Nanaimo
  • Explore Englishman River Falls - straddles the scenic Englishman River, west of Parksville, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forest setting
  • Visit Coombs - your camera is a must item on a trip to Coombs, as on a good day, visitors might get a picture of the goats on the roof.
  • Visit Cathedral Grove and gaze upon the ancient giant cedar trees
  • Drive through Pacific Rim National Park
  • Check in to your hotel and free time to spend as you like
  • Dinner (not included) followed by a camp fire with roasted marshmallows and s'mores for dessert! (weather and fire restrictions permitting)

Day 2

  • Visit Long Beach, a surfer's paradise
  • Explore the fishing village of Tofino
  • Participate in an activity for which Tofino is famous such as surfing, whale watching, bear watching or kayaking
  • Depart Tofino in the afternoon for Vancouver
  • Arrive in Vancouver at approximately 10:00pm

Extras

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.

Jamie's Whale Watching

Surf in Tofino

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.

Group Lesson

Surf in Tofino

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.

Bear Watching

Surf in Tofino

Jamie's Whale Watching

Surf in Tofino

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.

Kayak Tour

Surf in Tofino

Feel the wonder and amazement of exploring island channels and shoreline that can only be experienced in a sea kayak. Discover for yourself the incredible abundance of our natural world by sea kayak.

Hot Springs Cove

Surf in Tofino

Much like travelling to our west coast of Vancouver Island, the decision to take in the beauty of Hot Springs Cove is a very intentional - and very wise - decision. These untouched geothermal hot springs are situated in the Maquinna Provincial Park.

Map

Tour route

The route below is for illustration purposes only. Actual travel routes are subject to change and may vary due to road and weather conditions.