- Storm Watching
Here are some amazing activities you can experience on your visit to Tofino.
Hiking - Under the evergreen canopy of a rainforest trail, along a mountain ridge to a spectacular lookout, skirting the edge of eelgrass covered mudflats or across miles of hard-packed sand… hiking opportunities are varied and seemingly endless within the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Surfing - You can be an expert wave rider or just a beginner...you will be hooked on surfing the wild western waves. Tofino is Canada's surf capital and surfing is a year round activity There are many surf shops within Tofino for lessons and/or gear rentals.
Diving & Snorkeling - Waters around Vancouver Island are often referred to as "The Emerald Sea" and rated it as the world's best cold water scuba diving. You'll discover a natural aquarium here, teeming with color and variety from the incredible diversity of life.
Hot Springs - The Hot Springs tour is truly unique and one of the best ways to experience the waters of Clayoquot Sound & the surrounding nature & it's wildlife. The natural hot spring & the simmering sulfur water flows as a stream into a waterfall & into the natural pools below. The Hot Springs can be reached only by boat or plane.
Chartered halibut and salmon fishing - Pristine waters run rich with feisty Chinook and Coho Salmon, enormous deep dwelling Halibut and a array of colorful bottom fish. The area attracts sport fishermen from around the world, many coming for its renowned saltwater fly fishing.
Whale watching - Take a tour to see the orcas, porpoises, gray whales and humpbacks that visit the area. Whales can be seen around the year in Tofino and tours to see these magnificent creatures are highly recommended.
Storm watching - The West coast weather is unpredictable which makes it mysterious and exciting during the storm season anytime between November and March. During these months, the waves are huge, winds are strong & the skies create some truly amazing sunsets. The whole combination stimulates your senses!
Relaxation and enjoy Tofino - Take a relaxing stroll and enjoy the serene sounds of the ocean. Watch the amazing sunsets. Enjoy the world class spas and restaurants. Visit the artisan galleries and shops for that special gift.