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Tofino Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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+1 250-725-1220
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The Tofino Botanical Gardens is over 12 acres of coastal old-growth forest...

The Tofino Botanical Gardens is over 12 acres of coastal old-growth forest with walking trails, sculpture, & interpretive sites located throughout. With our childrens garden, vegetable and herb gardens, and exotic plants from places like Chile or the Himalayas, there is something for everyone at the Gardens.Plus, we have ducks.

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It would be better as a Summer visit

Went on Saturday. Entrance is by donation during the winter hours. We walked to entire property in less than an hour. The art in the forest is odd and out of place. I enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Teresa Mya K
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toronto
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toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on Saturday. Entrance is by donation during the winter hours. We walked to entire property in less than an hour. The art in the forest is odd and out of place. I enjoyed seeing the roosters more than anything. I'm sure that if you visit during the summer it would be better.

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Thank Teresa Mya K
Squamish, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I try to visit all Botanical Gardens when I'm in a new area. I'm sure this place would be so awesome in it's proper season .. as far as today is concerned, it was fantastic. Doesn't matter what season you come I recommend this as a stop to explore. We has sun... which made our walk throughout the gardens that... More 

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Thank Marty M
Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

We arrived in a deluge of rain that did not stop, neither did we. Quirky is definitely the word for some of the humorous exhibits. We did appreciate seeing the items that were beach combed from the tsunami in Japan that made their way to Tofino. We were welcomed inside for soup and tea when our walk was done. I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

My husband and I were staying at the hotel and paid a visit to the gardens as part of the complimentary lodging feature over the Christmas-new year holidays. The lights were good, we got to walk around at night and during the day. The night walk was great, good add-ons and light art. The day trip was rather ordinary, nothing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Beautiful place and informative. They did a nice job forming a nice and cozy ambiance. If your lucky you might see some bears.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We were staying in a hotel near the Tofino Botanical Gardens. Figured it would be an easy walk around the gardens. Most of the paths were fine but few were slippery paths and not all had hand rails. I am in my late 60s and my husband in his 70s. There were some stunning views. Love the children's path. It... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We had a few hours of spare time one day during our day trip to Tofino so we decided to stop here. There are a number of pathways to walk through and really interesting art to see. We took our time wandering around and enjoyed a bit of a visit in the cafe afterwards. It seems like some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went here on a rainy day and it was still very enjoyable and we loved wandering around taking in all the nature :)

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Dronfield England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Stayed all morning. Lovely walk through the rainforest to a tidal beach with a view of the bay. Good tea/coffee and home baking run by very friendly girls. Nice place to get out of the sun on a hot day.

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We cane out of curiosity and stayed the rest of the afternoon. Lovely walk through the rainforest to a tidal beach with a view of the bay. Good tea/coffee and home baking run by very friendly girls. Nice place to get out of the sun on a hot day

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