In Tofino tons of activities can be done. For surfers, there are more than enough beaches to go to. For animal lovers, you can go on whale watching or bear watching adventures and for nature lovers there are many hiking trails and bike trails.
Whale watching in Tofino is almost the whole year. The whale season start beginning March with the Pacific Rim Whale Festival and goes till mid- or late October when the whales make their way to the south for mating season. You can expect to see Pacific gray whales during your trip and their is the possibility to also see Humpback whales. Mostly on the tours bald eagles, harbor seals, Steller and California sea lions as well as sea otters are seen. If you are likely to get sea sick, purchase some anti-nausea pills at the Tofino Pharmacy or ask the your guide for methods to avoid sea sickness. If you would like to go whale watching during our trip make sure you book it beforehand, which will save you some money. The cost for this activity is $70 for 1.5hrs.
The hot springs are situated in the Maquinna Provincial Park, 27 miles north west of Tofino. The tour to the hot springs will be a day tour so make are you pack some lunch. To get to the hot springs you have to go by boat, which takes you there in just a bit over an hour. Then the tour continues with a thirty minute walk down a cedar trail trough the old growth forest. Arrived at the hot springs you can relax in the pools that have a temperature of 109 degrees to 50 degrees. There are is also a waterfall. The tour cost $115 and includes the boat trip.
Tofino is called the Canadian surf capital and that has a reason, the waves keep rolling in year-round on a beach that stretches over 30km. Wetsuit, booties and gloves are recommend if you want to spend some time in the water since the water is only 10C year-round. The most popular beaches for surfing are Chesterman Beach, Cox Bay Surfing and Long Beach Surfing. If you want to go surfing during the trip you can either join a 3hrs lesson for $70 or if you know how to surf you can rent a surf board, which cost you around $30 – $40.
Doing a kayak tour is a wonderful way to see the active life around Tofino’s harbor front and the natural environment. Due to the strong current it is not possible to only rent a kayak. However you have the option to join a 2.5hrs tour for $60 or 4hrs $75. On those tours you will be guided through the inlets of Tofino.
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