Tofino BC is a popular recreation and tourism destination located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The small village is surrounded by a collection of beautiful sandy beaches and remote islands.
Tofino is the main tourism destination for many who come and visit Vancouver Island. The adventures, the outdoor attractions and the Pacific Rim National Park are the three big draws for the area.
The village of Tofino, BC looks out over Meares and Vargas Islands on the Pacific Ocean. The waterfront is busy with boats, sea kayaks and float planes. Many of the local marine attractions operate from the harbour in Tofino like whale, black bear and wildlife watching tours, floatplane flightseeing tours, fishing charters and kayak tours departing on day and overnight paddle routes.
Other attractions which are popular in Tofino include hiking in the Pacific Rim National Park, spas, golfing and surfing.
The Pacific Rim National Park. A rainforest park with many, many sandy beaches and hiking trails. It is said somewhere that Tofino is the "Municipality with the Most Ocean Beaches in Canada"!
For those who like smaller crowds there are many, many other sandy beaches in the Tofino area which are much smaller, more reclusive like Grice Bay, South Beach, Florencia Bay Beach and Tonquin Beach.
It is a marine and land reserve covering 350,000 hectares. A third of the reserve is federally and provincially protected parks, conservation and ecological wetlands. Clayoquot Sound World Biosphere Reserve is heralded by scientists from around the world as the greatest remaining tract of temperate coastal rainforest left on the planet!