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!

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!

Inclusions:

  • 1 night accommodation* & 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
  • 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 
  • Two nights Accommodation* 
  • Discounts for optional activities such as surfing, whale watching, kayaking, and many more! 
  • Meals - 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Beach bonfire and marshmallow roast (weather, fire restrictions & season permitted)
  • All taxes & park passes
*The price is based on dorm rooms with 8 per room on single bunks and 1 bathroom) Upgrades to hotel rooms are available for an additional cost

Duration:

2 Days, 1 Night

Meeting/Pickup Location:

Canada Place, Vancouver

Included:

  • 1 night hotel accommodation & 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
*The price is based on dorm rooms with 8 per room on single bunks and 1 bathroom) Upgrades to hotel rooms are available for an additional cost

Essential Info:

1. 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.

2. 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

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.