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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
Paddling, Wildlife Tours
Come paddle with Adventuress Sea Kayaking! The scenery is spectacular here with mountain vistas, old growth rainforests, expansive wilderness and our amazing wildlife. What better way to see all of this than to paddle the shores of beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada in a kayak. Rentals, lessons, tours, and multi-day adventures are available from March to September. Tours start as low as $52/person and include instruction, kayak and gear, dry bags and a certified guide; no experience necessary. Double kayaks are available to paddle with a friend or a younger family member. Jan Kretz, the owner, is a certified kayak guide and Paddle Canada instructor and has a Passion for Paddling. Come join us!
Boating, Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
For an unforgettable West Coast experience, step aboard our spacious 53 foot luxury motor yacht for a tour unlike any other to look for whales, bears, sea lions, sea otters and other wildlife in comfort. More than just wildlife viewing, our interpretive tours include a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters of the Broken Group islands section of Pacific Rim National Park and a gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic evening wildlife cruises and private charters are also available.
Join us on a wildlife adventure kayaking trip, we are located on the calm waterfront of Ucluelet Harbour. Ucluelet’s Original Kayak Company. 27 award winning years leading on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Professional wildlife adventure kayak tours for half day, full day and multi day adventures from Ucluelet, in Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, and in Clayoquot Sound-Tofino. Come visit us…drive through town and find us at the end of Marine Drive where it intersects with Helen Road. Our Majestic Ocean Kayaking offices are located in a beautiful setting surrounded by cedar trees, wildlife and the calm waters of Ucluelet Harbour.
Sightseeing, Bird Watching
Rainbird Excursions offers expertly guided nature tours that will get you off the beaten track to see spectacular waterfalls, huge rainforest trees, bears, salmon, incomparable views and more. Our van will get you there and back safely. Tours are day trips or half day trips and generally include some hiking. A hearty lunch is supplied for full day tours. See Rainbirds website for a selection of easy to strenuous tours.
Spas & Wellness, Storm Watching, Hotels
Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property since 1997, overlooks the Pacific Ocean from a rocky point on Vancouver Islands rugged west coast, near the eclectic town of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Two contemporary cedar buildings, set against a backdrop of ancient rainforest, boast an extensive local art collection (complemented by the neighbouring wood carving shed), and all rooms and suites offer ocean or beach views, gas fireplace, soaker tub and individual balcony. Uncompromising service, including a Clefs dOr Concierge team, is a standard. The sole resort on Chesterman Beach, Tofinos longest at 2.5km/1.5mi, the Inn is home to refined West Coast cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant and naturally-inspired treatments at its intimate Ancient Cedars Spa. Tofinos McDiarmid family welcomes you to this locally owned, world renowned sanctuary offering Rustic Elegance on Natures Edge.
Tofino Fishing Charters Experience the best Salmon Fishing in the world with Braedy Mack Charters in Tofino, located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From May to September, the waters off Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island are teeming with Salmon and Halibut.
We provide Fishing Charters & Marine Tours – Year round. Whether it be fishing on the East Coast, West Coast or interior of Vancouver Island, we are ideally placed to move to where the fish are. We love salmon fishing, halibut fishing, bottom fishing & prawning/crabbing on the ocean & trout or salmon fishing on the Island’s lakes & rivers. We are passionate about providing safe & exciting fishing trips
Hiking, Sightseeing, Airlines
Indigenous Culture, Hotels
With 85 luxurious oceanfront rooms The Best Western Tin Wis Resort Hotel offers impressive Tofino accommodations. Relax on your private patio and enjoy a perfect summer sunset. Feel the pulse of a winter storm from the comfort of your cozy bed with a most breathtaking view. With a variety of rooms to choose from, our Tofino Resort Hotel is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for.
Hiking, Parks & Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Strathcona Provincial Park, designated in 1911, is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. Located almost in the centre of Vancouver Island, Strathcona park is a rugged mountain wilderness comprising more than 250,000 hectares. Mountain peaks some perpetually mantled with snow dominate the park. Lakes and alpine tarns dot a landscape laced with rivers, creeks and streams. To see and enjoy much of the scenic splendour means lacing up your hiking boots to backpack through the dense forests, stunning sub-alpine and alpine regions. While the high mountain peaks and deep shaded valleys of Strathcona Park are dramatic, it is easy to forget that beneath your feet lays a history stretching back 380 million years. Two areas Buttle Lake and vicinity and Forbidden Plateau offer a variety of visitor-oriented developments. The rest of the park is largely undeveloped and appeals primarily to people seeking wilderness surroundings.
Paddling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Spirit of the West kayaking Adventures has been offering sea kayaking tours and trips around Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, since 1996. Our most popular tours travel to the orca waters of Johnstone Strait, British Columbia to kayak in the realm of the whales. We also offer trips to Desolation Sound, the Broughton Archipelago, Nuchatlitz Marine Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Great Bear Rainforest on the Central Coast. We also offer tours to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas and Chilean Patagonia during the North American winter.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Storm Watching
Unique park composed of three sections – Long Beach, the West Coast Trail and the Broken Group of Islands – that feature sandy beaches, island archipelagos, temperate rainforests and important archaeological sites.