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Tofino in October

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Tofino in October

Hi there,

I'm planning a long weekend to Tofino in late October with my husband and 2 pre-teen kids (10 and 12). Just wondering what we could expect weather wise and what kind of actitivities we might still be able to enjoy this late in the year.

Many thanks.

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Tofino in October

Access the Environment Canada website for historical data on Tofino. Here is the page for Tofino today -


At the bottom, you will find "Historical Data". Click on "More Info" beside it and the dropdown menu will show "Historical Weather". That will take you to a page that will allow you to input the dates of your travels and see what the weather has been like historically. (Change the year date first, or it will continue to show July 11, 2009.)

Sorry, cannot help much with your inquiry re activities for your family at that time of year. Here is the website for Pacific Rim National Park -


Certainly the various trails would be open, which, if the weather is dry, would be an option. I'm not sure that their other activities/attractions would be open that late in the season.

Victoria, BC Canada
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2. Re: Tofino in October

There really isn't a bad time to visit Tofino. When it's sunny, you can walk the beach for miles and take in some awesome waves. When it's stormy, you can watch the beach for miles and take in even more awesome waves. Storm season is the preferred time to go, actually.

You just have to dress appropriately for the weather. Fall on Vancouver Island tends to be unpredictable. It never gets too cold, but definitely bring some all-weather gear. We went to Tofino during a heavy rain storm and had the best time exploring the forests and beach. Sure we were soaked, but that was half the fun. Afterward we just curled up in our cottage with a glass of wine.

There's lots to do regardless of the season. Tofino is one of those tourist towns that functions all year round. Check out the Hot Springs Tour for something off the beaten track.

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