What to do in Tofino

Activities, attractions and tours
Tofino showing boating, a coastal town and a bay or harbour

Tofino Attractions

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Activities and Tours

Tofino is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay, and make it a breeze to explore the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in Tofino to make sure that you enjoy your experience to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

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Tofino Attractions

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Top places to visit

1. Chesterman Beach

Grab a board and tackle the gentle breakers at Chesterman Beach or sit back and look on as rookies and experts surf the waves together. The 1.7-mile (2.7-kilometer) white sandy expanse is a popular place for learning how to surf. It's also where you can walk to an island, see migrating whales and explore tidal pools for marine life.
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Chesterman Beach featuring rugged coastline and general coastal views

2. Mackenzie Beach

Visitors flock to Mackenzie Beach to enjoy its calm waters and family ambiance. The Vancouver Island strip of sand is particularly popular because it is close to the town of Tofino and is protected from high winds by rock formations. Its calm waves create a family atmosphere, since more adventurous swimmers and surfers make their way to tougher waters farther south.
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Mackenzie Beach showing mist or fog, a beach and surfing

3. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a natural and cultural wonder with rainforests, beaches and history. It is the main attraction on Vancouver Island, offering something for every type of traveler, from campers and sunbathers to history buffs. Camp and hike in the park, which stretches across more than 123,000 acres (50,000 hectares) of picturesque landscape and ocean.
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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve showing forest scenes and hiking or walking as well as an individual female

4. Tofino Botanical Gardens

Walk among the trees of a temperate rainforest, explore gardens filled with native plants and spot wildlife by the pond when you visit Tofino Botanical Gardens. The 12-acre (5-hectare) site is tucked away on the western coast of Vancouver Island. Its collections include plants from Chile and Japan and art installations.
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Tofino Botanical Gardens which includes a park and a pond

5. Radar Hill

Once a vital part of the country's defenses during war time, Radar Hill is now a vantage point from which to enjoy superb views of Clayoquot Sound. Walk to the summit to look down on forests, waterways and lush green islands.
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Radar Hill featuring forest scenes and landscape views

6. Tonquin Park

Tonquin Park is comprised of a leafy tract of preserved rainforest, which leads from the edge of Tofino to the sandy shores of Clayoquot Sound. Explore the walking trails that wind through the forest reserve and find scenic boardwalks and two sheltered beaches. Admire views of a magnificent ocean panorama dotted with islands.
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Tonquin Park which includes rocky coastline and general coastal views

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