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“A perfect daytrip which is worth every dollar you spent on it”

T'ashii Paddle School
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Cultural Canoe Tours in a traditional cedar dugout canoe and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours in Tofino BC.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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3 reviews
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“A perfect daytrip which is worth every dollar you spent on it”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We went on this 4 hour canoe tour in tofino and it actually couldn't be better. We had a super friendly and informative guide who showed us around. The time flew by, because everybody had so much fun during this autentic mix of history , paddeling and hiking. ( but dont worry , you dont have to be sportive at all;) so I can highly recommand this for everyone who wants to enjoy canada ...

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“INCREDIBLE”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

My family and I had the most amazing trip. Tsimca our host was probably one of the nicest people I'd ever met. We canoed in a canoe that was made entirely out of a tree, also made by Tsimca's father.

Our family was the only people on that trip so we had to work hard. But Tsimca would encourage us. After we had canoed we went on a 2 hour hike through Mears Island. We found an amazing, great, humaungus tree that had a big host- hole inside and Taimca played a cultural game with us that was very fun.

Overall the trip was absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it for all family, couples or friends to do it.
Tess, Ray, Caz, Hannah and Harrison Rogers
Melbourne, Australia

Visited September 2013
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Tyabb
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“What an experience”
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We had the most fantastic day on this 4hr paddle trip.
Tsimka our host was absolutely fantastic, her knowledge of the area is amazing and the walk through the temperature rainforest was just awesome, tasting the liquorice root, finding so many types of mushrooms and learning how the aboriginal culture lived and worked with the land.
A fantastic experience we won't forget
Ray, Carolyne, Hannah, Harrison & Tess Rogers
Melbourne Australia

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
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“The best of the best!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We just spent 2 weeks in Tofino, the first at Chesterman Beach where our son got married and the second in Tofino center. We needed a few days to relax, enjoy this beautiful place and celebrate the marriage of our youngest child.
It's an area that is so beautiful, it just fills your heart and soul just to be there. We saw whales, bears, sea otters, sea lions, seals, eagles, really big starfish and more! But the real treasure was the 4 hour trip we took in a tribal canoe with our guide, Simka. Simka handled the rudder and we were the paddlers. 7 of us fit easily and paddled through Clayoquot Sound learning about it's history and the history of the first nation peoples.
Once at Meares Island, we hiked across and back the island on boardwalks maintained by the First Nation and saw some of the most amazing trees I've ever seen. We returned to the canoe (made by Simka's father from a single cedar tree trunk!) and paddled home.
Simka shared the history of her people, but also their hope and their proactive and positive actions to help return balance to the Sound. A group of strangers, we talked, listened, paddled, shared moments of staggering beauty and moments of sadness remembering mistakes of the past. We learned a few words in Nuchanel and thought about how different languages go with different views of the world.
It was a sweet, beautiful moment. A 4 hour moment of grace.
This is the pearl. Don't miss it.

Visited August 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
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“A highlight of our stay in Canada”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I ever you go to Tofino, you have to book the four hour canoe trip. Natalie is a great guide with an immense knowledge of her First Nation culture and the nature that surrounds us. Of course you can also see huge and century old trees elsewhere on Vancouver Island. But here you learn about their meaning to First Nations and how they used them - and the other plants and animals in the forrest and seas. And to paddle in a traditional canoe while listening and in the end even joining in old traditional songs is just not to be described - you have to experience it.
Thanks Natalie for the great time we had with you and the insight you gave us in a culture, that has always fascinated me.

Visited August 2013
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