Tofino, British Columbia
on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, is bordered by Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west, north and east. Tofino is a popular Canadian eco-tourism destination and lies in the centre of a United Nations World Biosphere Reserve, an ecologically significant area that supports many uncommon plant and animal species. Its scenery, which includes miles of sandy beaches, stands of massive old-growth cedars and a seascape dotted with verdant islands, is breathtaking by any standard .
Your vacation rental accommodation in Tofino is a gem secluded on the West Coast of Vancouver Island
. Tofino offers the best way to experience BC's pristine wilderness first hand.
Over the winter months, storm watching is popular from your vacation rental accommodation. You will enjoy accommodation during these quieter months. We recommend you reserve accommodations well in advance of Tofino's busy summer months. Planning ahead will ensure you find the cabins, condo rentals, vacation rentals, or lodging suitable to your needs. Tofino offers a variety of outdoor activities for visitors. Whale watching, hiking, surfing, Hot Springs excursions and beach combing are just a few popular activities at your Tofino vacation rental accommodations doorstep .
Tofino offers a wide variety of accommodation options including rustic cabins, modern condo rentals, spacious vacation rentals, luxury resorts and lodging. Peak season in Tofino is June through September. It is a good idea to book accommodations well in advance of the busy summer months.
There are many surf shops in Tofino that have good surfing equipment and comparable prices. Find a shop that suits your needs. Much of the water in Clayoquot Sound is protected from the open ocean by island barriers and offers exciting opportunities for everyone to enjoy the tranquil and engaging art of kayaking. Remote Freshwater Fishing options are available for the adventurous types, with Float Plane access streams and lakes in some very pristine settings within Clayoquot Sound. Steelhead, Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout inhabit these waters, and are carefully released on all of these unique excursions. Bring your camera to help capture the memories. Clayoquot Sound is home to a large number of resident black bears. Many of the whale watching outfitters will take you out on the ocean to witness these incredible mammals in their own habitat from the vantage of the water. Also expect to see eagles, seals, and other wildlife as you cruise along the shore-line.
Hot Springs Cove is actually on the mainland of Vancouver Island about 30 km north of Tofino and it is about an hour and 20 minute boat ride in each direction. You will be dropped off at a boardwalk trailhead that leads 30 minutes through an old growth cedar forest. The geothermal springs come out of the ground at 120°F and cascade down a waterfall into a series of soaking pools naturally cut out of the surf rocks.
Outdoor recreation, such as whale watching, surfing, kayaking and beachcombing, is the be all and end all of a Tofino holiday where you can rent holiday lodging directly from owners of cabins, condo rentals, apartments and vacation rentals and accommodations. Enjoy your next vacation in spectacular Tofino, British Columbia, Canada!