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T'ashii Paddle School

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T'ashii Paddle School
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“dugout canoe”(15 reviews)
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T'ashii Paddle School leads Cultural Canoe Tours in a traditional cedar dugout canoe with a cultural first-nation guide. T'ashii also runs Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours and lessons with certified Paddle Canada Instructors
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1258 Pacific Rim Hwy | Right hand side of Jamie's Rainforest Inn, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-266-3787
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful experience on the Meares Island Canoe Tour. Our guide, Terrell, was very friendly, knowledgeable and a great storyteller. It felt like a real privilege to paddle in the traditional canoe and learn the history of the area, the indigenous culture...More

Thank Marinabel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our canoeing trip to Meares Island. The tour was fun and informative, where our guide Thomas helped us with our paddling technique and told us lots of interesting stories about his tribe and about the area. A different way to experience Tofino...More

Thank vannus2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such high expectations for this tour. Firstly we thought we would be in smaller canoes but 12 of us were put in a large dugout. We were told how to paddle and asked what our expectations were of the tour. Many wanted to...More

Thank Jane S
Tofino S, Owner at T'ashii Paddle School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jane, Thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback. We take pride in the unique way to explore Tla-o-qui-aht territory that we offer. We find most of our guests really enjoy the experience of being on water in the same canoes Tla-o-qui-aht...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We loved this trip....the harbour is very beautiful; the canoeing lots of fun; Meares Island and the trees awe inspiring. But what makes the trip special and unique are guides who share a small snippets of their culture with joy and passion Thanks Tyrell &...More

1  Thank Andrews_Tribe
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Words can’t explain the experience of being out on the water with our guide, Terrel, hearing his family stories while having to paddle hard to beat the winds and current. Highly recommended, and my thanks.

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is an essential tour to do if you want to learn about the history of the area. Our guides Thomas and Tyrell were excellent as they told very informative and very personal stories about their families and the land. It was the highlight of...More

Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour for the whole family. Our guide Thomas provided lots of interesting history and local stories. Paddling the dug out canoe through the currents and seeing 1000 year old trees was a unique experience we will never forget.

Thank billbarb2018
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We were taken out in a traditional canoe by Tyrell who immediately made us feel comfortable and taught us the basic strokes we needed. It was a privilege listening to the stories of his people and their land. The perfect tour to combine canoeing peacefully...More

3  Thank William B
Reviewed 22 April 2018

It was a fine drizzle, but that did not put us off. Thomas and Tsimka were very good at explaining things, very helpful to my friend who has rather stiff knees, and very enthusiastic too. It was surprisingly easy to paddle the traditional canoe, (with...More

2  Thank gibbsmary
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Terrell spoke from the heart on many subjects. The land, the wildlife, his personal journeys, his passion to educate and deliver important messages about our past, the history of the tofino area and the cultural impact of First Nations people to the land and to...More

1  Thank RoeL B
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6 April 2018|
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Response from Tofino S | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our dugout canoes do have seats, everyone is sitting not kneeling. The kayak tour you are talking about travels in the same area as our Coastal Canoe tour. Our tours add a unique touch with a... More
14 May 2015|
Response from brhyzer | Reviewed this property |
This tour operator is based out of Tofino, on the west side of vancouver island. Which is a 5 hour bus ride from victoria.