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“one of the most fulfilling days I have experienced” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tla Ook Cultural Adventures

Tla Ook Cultural Adventures
Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2Z0, Canada
250-725-2656
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Ranked #29 of 41 activities in Tofino
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Explore the ancient forests and paddle traditional dug out ocean going canoes with our local First Nations guides. Learn about Nuu-chah-nulth history, cultural traditions and legends in beautiful Clayoquot Sound.
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“one of the most fulfilling days I have experienced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

my family and I took part in this canoe adventure. it was great with some moderate physical activity paddling the canoe great scenery. but what made it a truly unique experience was the two guides tsimka and Natalie. both so informed and passionate about their land and cultures. my advice take this opportunity

Visited July 2013
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A must-do canoe trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We nearly missed out on this excursion during our stay in Tofino. We stumbled onto their pamphlet just a few days before leaving so we were lucky to get a spot on this approximately 1/2 day canoe trip to Meares Island which includes 1hr of canoeing, 1hr hike on boardwalk trails (+ a pitstop for lunch), and 1hr canoeing back. To our surpise, we saw a couple of seals while canoeing. The scenary was gorgeous. Our guide very informative. We were a little worried about how our kids - both under 7 - would fare, but they had a great time and both wanted to be sure they got an equal share of time paddling. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2012
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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“A must for visiters to Tofino”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I had a fantastic canoe trip in August this year with Tla Ook Cultural Adventures.
Tsinka was a excellent guide. After giving us all the necessary instructions on the cedar canoe we would be paddling, she kept us entertained with First Nation story telling and songs. She also informed us of her First Nation Culture and history of the area,while paddling past magnificent scenery. The canoe was made by Tsinka's father and other members of her family. It was very stable and safe.
After paddling past various Islands in Clayoqout Sound,we arrived at Meares Island. Our walk through the ancient forest was truly spectacular. Tsinka had a sound knowledge of the trees,plants and fauna and was very informative of her First Nation Culture regarding the forest.
Thanks to all at Tla Ook,
Andrew and Sylvia UK

Visited August 2012
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“Uniquely fun and interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Our guide had a uniquely personal connection with this area, that has been inhabited by her people for thousands of years, and did a fantastic job of sharing it with us. We paddled the cedar canoe which had been made by her relatives. It was study, responsive, fast, and to me surprisingly sea worthy! We floated amongst the lovely islands, drifting on sometimes powerful currents as our guide told us about the history and cultural practices of her people. We landed at Meares Island for a walk through one of the only protected areas of big trees on Vancouver Island and learned a lot about the forest and the eecological dependencies of its inhabitants.

The boardwalk is kind of rickety, has some steps, and can be slippry, so this trip would be best for anyone that feels comfortable walking on uneven ground with no handrails

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“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We enjoyed the canoe-tour to Meares Island with Tsimka in June 2012.
It was teh best we had done in the very very west of BC.
kamau.37

Visited June 2012
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