Tofino and the Pacific Rim offer a unique combination of adventure and tranquility with an atmosphere that is relaxing, hypnotic and beautiful. The Clayoquot Sound is recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve because of its diverse range of ecosystems from temperate rainforest to open ocean to long sandy beaches to alpine peaks. The area sees 20,000 gray whales and several hundred thousand shorebirds visit during their migrations twice each year. Activities range from surfing, sea kayaking, diving, romantic walks on the beach, hikes in the old growth rainforests, and whale-watching tours to bird watching.
Chesterman Beach is one of nature's gems on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This 2.5 km (or 1.5 mile) long beach consists of the finest hard packed sand and is perfect for walks, bike rides, beach combing and surfing. The sunsets on Chesterman Beach are an intense and planetary experience that has left their mark in the memories of many guests.
The wild and beautiful landscapes of Tofino also inspire a vibrant cultural community with a mixture of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations' and local artists and artisans. Meander through galleries filled with paintings, sculptures, jewelry, basketry, masks, carvings, pottery, weaving, glass and photography.
Tofino is also home to many acclaimed restaurants and artisan chefs serving up a purely Tofino experience.
So whether you’re coming to Tofino for a peaceful break from the frenzy of everyday life or to experience an epic ocean adventure it will always deliver.