Things to Do in Tofino with Kids

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Things to Do in Tofino with Kids

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  • John M
    Toronto, Canada92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach. Great to walk when the tides out. Eagle souring adds a great dimension to the environment. Be aware of the tide schedule as it is a large change.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • kenna h
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long Beach is famous for its long stretches of sandy beaches, dramatic shoreline, and powerful surf. It's a popular spot for surfing, beachcombing, and taking in beautiful sunsets. Visitors can stroll along the sandy shores, watch the crashing waves, and enjoy the coastal scenery.
    Written 24 July 2023
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  • Ahshanul Haque Sunnah
    Vancouver, Canada10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this is a place where you can relax after a long term stress. you can breathe out all your stress pain and anxiety. Here, only you and the ocean before your eyes are real, Everything else doesn’t matter at all. It’s been a month since I have taken a break from my classes, works, and the only chance I have got, didn’t even think twice to have a long drive of 300km, just to visit this beach, and after a long, hectic journey I have made it here and it was worth it. Perfect place if you consider walking around, relaxing, surfing, sunbathing.
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • RaptorDC
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the first tim who I have been and The forest is so big and the wildlife is so dense. There used to be fewer bears, but now the population has increased considerably. The scenery is always splendid and so is the welcome.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • AnLil
    913 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like nature, mountains and water, you won’t get better than the UNESCO biosphere of Clayoquot Sound. Long settled by Americans, draft dodgers and Catholic priests, photos depict the First Nations on the West coast (Nuu-chah-Nulth Council Maaqtusiis from the area of Naciks or Ahousaht reserve) taken to several local historical Indian residential school sites. Cycling highway 4 or renting a car from Nanaimo airport offers a mountainous and scenic few hours’ driving stretch to Tofino, where a fishing vessel (G.I. Charles) or water taxi ride (Robinson’s Elsie Jay) can be prearranged from the government dock. To get to the Wellness Centre or Wild Side Trail on Ahousaht Nation’s Flores Island, pack food or ask someone knowledgeable of Ahousaht Fisheries about obtaining
    local oysters, Halibut, salmon, red snapper, copper and cod fish. From Templar Channel /Clayoquot Sound’s waters you’ll spot whales, otters, or grazing black bears around Vancouver Island. Riding by Pacific swells at the sandy stretch near Esowesta Reserve and Casiiwa (tsa-shii-wa) Incinerator Rock at Long Beach (24-hour info. 250-726-3604) there are park washrooms; and past the Botanical Garden you can stop at shops. Seaman Luke Robinson of ElsieJay has everything you need to know if heading to destinations in and around Tofino. Rhino Cafe offers great coffee and a washroom stop in the town. Just outside Nanaimo on the way to Port Alberni, there’s an information centre on the South side of highway 4 with free restroom access and picnic tables. Further on, you can pick up smoked salmon at Tom Watts’ home and buy his cookbook during another stop West of Port Alberni. If staying at Tofino, you can also catch a boat to Flores’ skateboard park or Hot Springs, and enjoy a kayak excursion. You’ll be entranced by magical Clayoquot Sound, where the Pacific Northwest drew explorers over three centuries. It’s a beautiful place that’s full of marine adventures to die for.
    Written 16 August 2023
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  • rssrob
    West Kelowna, Canada678 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trail is steep in places but a lot of it is boardwalk. Great views once you get down to the beach.
    Written 2 October 2021
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  • Tam B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to watch the waves, sound of the roaring ocean wave after wave. Lots of surfers, tidal pools at low tide. Nice beach to sit and chill or build sandcastles with kids. Lots of room for dogs and kids to run amuck!
    Written 14 November 2022
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  • cymry
    Montreal192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    walked up the Tonquin Trail from Tofino village and did all 3 beaches. The first (Tonquin Beach) was truly stunning, appearing out of nowhere like a hidden little gem. The second was just a rocky outspur, while the third (Middle Beach) was similar to the first. A lovely hike and some great views! It took us about an hour, maybe a bit more to do the whole thing.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • SeeingTHEworld2012
    Victoria, Canada862 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cross between a garden and forrest.
    There is a small garden with flowers and plants but much of the site is forest with some sculptures.
    There are goats and chickens

    It has a small gift shop and cafe.
    Worth a visit, fun, lovely and a quiet respite.

    Written 22 June 2021
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  • JFLeBlanc
    Moncton, Canada4,775 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recently attended this location. This offers a nice view with its surroundings but nothing out of this world. I see others posted pictures of the canso airplane wreckage, this site IS NOT the location of the wrecked plane, although very not far.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Family_o_fun
    Vancouver, Canada69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip to Meares Island enjoyable. The boarded path is not for those with mobility issues and is quite challenging and slippery. But it's a beautiful little hike and the taxi there and back just perfect. Went for a swim while waiting for return taxi. Cold Water swimmers alert...this place is perfect.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Skisnotboards
    Crowthorne, UK57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tofino is a piece of paradise. This tour was right up there, and we could not have been looked after better. Saw bears and a Wolf! Jazz looked after us superbly!
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Localgirl1975
    Ulverston, UK9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day from beginning to end. Starting with a warm welcome in the centre before a trip with Manuel on the boat to the Hot Springs with some extra little ‘adventures’ on the way and way back. He was a great boatman and happily shared his fount of knowledge on the local area and wildlife.
    We were lucky enough to see sea lions, sea otters, grey whales and many spectacular birds- including eagles.
    A fabulous day- thank you!
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Jennifer H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did a whale watching tour in the evening, which was planned for 5 p.m. When we arrived, we were asked if we could leave at 6:30 p.m. Which was no problem for us. They were very friendly and explained to us where we could use the time in between and where we could get good food and beverage. The tour was amazing, we saw a whale and lots of sea otters. The landscape was beautiful and the tour guide Scott was very friendly, funny and gave a lot of information. We would recommend this tour to everyone.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Caroline
    Canada13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had the most amazing experience with Surf Sister on April 28th. I was pretty nervous about the cold water and the physical skills needed to surf, but as promised by our two skilled instructors, the wet suits kept us incredibly warm and the surfing itself was so much fun! Both of our instructors made us feel comfortable right away, they were so gentle and kind, and kept everything perfectly light hearted. Catching waves with the board is already such a satisfying accomplishment, and I was lucky to learn quickly enough to stand on the board! Surf Sister provided an extremely safe and loving environment, we'll definitely return anytime we go to Tofino.
    Written 17 May 2024
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