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Tofino
It's true: you can surf in Canada. And Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, is where you'll find exceptional surfing, Canadian-style. Busiest in summer, Tofino also fills up in winter when storm watchers descend upon this tiny town. Stay at an upscale inn and enjoy the town that affectionately calls itself The Tree Loving Capital of the World.

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Chesterman Beach
Chesterman Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
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Pacific Rim National Park
Pacific Rim National Park
Owner description: Unique park composed of three sections - Long Beach, the West Coast Trail and the Broken Group of Islands - that feature sandy beaches, island archipelagos, temperate rainforests... more Owner description: Unique park composed of three sections - Long Beach, the West Coast Trail and the Broken Group of Islands - that feature sandy beaches, island archipelagos, temperate rainforests and important archaeological sites. less
Attraction type: National Parks; Hiking Trails
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Long Beach
Long Beach
Owner description: Long Beach, the longest beach of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, spans an extraordinary 16km (10mi) along the west coast of Vancouver Island. Described by locals to be magical... more Owner description: Long Beach, the longest beach of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, spans an extraordinary 16km (10mi) along the west coast of Vancouver Island. Described by locals to be magical, you will be astonished by the amount of life that call the tidal pools home. You will be sure to find crabs, shells, starfish, sea urchins and much more. As the surf comes crashing in, you will find surfers from around the world carving through the peaks of the waves. As the water settles, it gracefully rides up the beach with peaceful trickles and shimmering light from the breathtaking sunset crossing the colourful horizon. Long Beach is truly a rejunivating getaway for all ages. Whether you're looking to kickback, explore, adventure, hike, surf, or just take one of those long walks on the beach, Long Beach has it all. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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Clayoquot Sound
Clayoquot Sound
Owner description: Clayoquot Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Major inlets include Sydney Inlet, Shelter Inlet, Herbert Inlet... more Owner description: Clayoquot Sound is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Major inlets include Sydney Inlet, Shelter Inlet, Herbert Inlet, Bedwell Inlet, Lemmens Inlet, and Tofino Inlet. Major islands include Flores Island, Vargas Island, and Meares Island. less
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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The Whale Centre & Museum
The Whale Centre & Museum
Owner description: Open year round with very competitive pricing. The Whale Centre invites you to join us for an exciting sea adventure in pristine coastal ecosystems! Celebrating over 30 years of... more Owner description: Open year round with very competitive pricing. The Whale Centre invites you to join us for an exciting sea adventure in pristine coastal ecosystems! Celebrating over 30 years of operation on the west coast of Vancouver Island, The Whale Centre continues to venture out into Clayoquot Sound, off the coast of Tofino, BC, taking passengers on Whale Watching Tours, Bear Watching Tours, Hot Springs Soak Tours, Bird Watching Tours, Pelagic Birding Expeditions and water taxis to Meares Island on open and covered vessels. We specialize in the natural history and marine wildlife of the Clayoquot Sound area. Located in the heart of town in Tofino, we offer free parking, complimentary dogsitting and a gift shop complete with a full gray whale skeleton! The Whale Centre is a member of the Pacific Rim Association of Tour Operators. We support and abide by the guidelines for responsible whale watching and safety. A portion of proceeds supports local wildlife research and marine wildlife rescue programs. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Tours; Private Tours; Dolphin & Whale Watching; Specialty Museums; Ferries; Boat Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tacofino Cantina
Tacofino Cantina
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Tofino
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
ChocolateTofino
ChocolateTofino
Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Tofino
Price: $1 - $8
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Kuma Tofino
Kuma Tofino
Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in Tofino
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout
Ice House Oyster Bar
Ice House Oyster Bar
Ranked #4 of 45 Restaurants in Tofino
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, Seafood
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
RedCan Gourmet
RedCan Gourmet
Ranked #5 of 45 Restaurants in Tofino
Price: $12 - $50
Cuisines: Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Chesterman Beach Bed and Breakfast
Chesterman Beach Bed and Breakfast
$68 - $189 (CAD 90 - 250)
Ranked #1 of 46 Tofino B&B and Inns
Tofino Trek Inn
2.0 of 5
Tofino Trek Inn
$59 - $73 (CAD 78 - 96)
Ranked #3 of 46 Tofino B&B and Inns
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Red Crow Guesthouse
Red Crow Guesthouse
$83 - $193 (CAD 110 - 255)
Ranked #4 of 46 Tofino B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Harvey House B&B
Harvey House B&B
$117 - $158 (CAD 155 - 209)
Ranked #2 of 46 Tofino B&B and Inns
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BriMar Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5
BriMar Bed and Breakfast
$105 - $261 (CAD 139 - 345)
Ranked #5 of 46 Tofino B&B and Inns
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Crystal Cove Beach Resort
Crystal Cove Beach Resort
$48 - $410
Ranked #1 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Tofino

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
5.0 of 5
Wickaninnish Inn and The Pointe Restaurant
$262 - $752
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Tofino
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Long Beach Lodge Resort
4.0 of 5
Long Beach Lodge Resort
$165 - $534 (CAD 218 - 705)
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Tofino
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