Our Beautiful Home, Tofino
Tofino is a remote fishing village turned surf town in the North-West Pacific. Situated on a peninsula within the Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island; this little town is the ultimate outdoor adventure waiting to happen. Tofino is known for its breathtaking natural scenery which includes ancient rain forest and storm-swept beaches. Every type of adventure awaits you right within town. Be it surfing and whale watching or sampling local cuisine and handmade jewelry, Tofino has it all. A small town of around 2000 people has over 400 businesses to cater to your every need. Whether out on the water or walking along the beach you will see a wide range of wildlife including brightly colored sea stars, otters, sea lions and maybe even humpback or gray whales! A short drive will take you to the Pacific Rim National Park, which boasts beautiful surf beaches and nature trails.
As far as surfing, Tofino is a great place to start your surf career or progress to the next level. Whether it is your first time or you are a seasoned surfer dude/ette, there is an empty peak waiting for you. Our beaches are sand which allows you to find your own perfect wave, at whichever beach you prefer.
How to get to Tofino
There are several options when traveling to Tofino. You can drive yourself along the winding mountain pass, or catch a Tofino bus to enjoy the views. You can even fly in a small plane to our airport located 15 minutes from town at Long beach! The Tourism Tofino website sums it up pretty good, so here is the link to start planning your Tofino adventure:
There are road closures along the highway as they widen the mountain pass and add safety features. To see the scheduled closures, and how to prepare:
Planning your trip
If you have any questions about our beautiful town feel free to contact Tourism Tofino. Their website is very comprehensive; they cover everything from food to accommodation, and what to do in between.
Perhaps you are on a tight schedule leading up to your trip, or only have a short time in Tofino? No Problem!
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