Learn more about attractions, guided tours, parks, and more.
Attractions, Whale Watching
Our whale watching tours off the West Coast of Ucluelet, British Columbia consist of viewing migrating Humpback Whales, Grey Whales, and the residential/transients Orca pods that circulate Vancouver Island, as well as a variety of other marine animals. Join us for a tour today and not only catch a glimpse of all the coastal wildlife, but learn about the history of Barkley Sound and the Pacific West Coast.
At WESTSIDE SURF, we are at the cutting edge of surf teaching. Utilizing the most advanced techniques developed by over two decades of teaching by director SEPP BRUHWILER Canada’s Internationally Known Professional Surfer. We are one of the only family run and family oriented surf school’s in Canada; specializing in Family Lessons that are geared towards kids under the age of 13. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Surf lessons, Progressive 2 Day Surf Camps, Private Group Lessons, as well as Private One on One Coaching. You can find all of your surf lesson and rental needs under one roof. This allows you to find the best surf lesson/rental packages in town. We stock some of the highest quality surf gear for rent and for our students on all our lessons. Our staff adheres to strict quality standards of “if we wouldn’t wear it, we don’t rent it”. Our stock of suits will make sure you stay warm while having fun on our fleet of surfboards, from 5’0″ to 10′, plus a great selection of boogies and skim boards. There is something for everyone at Westside Surf.Westside Surf is situated in the beautiful village of Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Consistent waves, clear water and spectacular scenery all add to the experience of learning how to surf in a safe and friendly environment. Located at the first four way stop in Tofino, at Cedar Corner.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Indigenous Culture
KiixÃÂ£in, Huu-ay-aht First Nations 5000-year-old Village, commemorated as a National Historic Site is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. It’s the only known remaining First Nations village with standing remains. Each culturally guided hiking tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours guided by Huu-ay-aht Traditional Knowledge Holders. Opening Spring 2020(date posted soon) Book now!
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 Rainbird’s website for a selection of easy to strenuous tours.
Hiking, Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours
Vancouver Island Hiking Guide. Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) certified guiding company located in Victoria, British Columbia. We specialize in small groups and big experiences! West Coast Trail, North Coast Trail, Nootka Trail, Cape Scott Provincial Park, Strathcona Provincial Park, Pacific Rim National Park, Canadian Rockies National Parks…
Boating, 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.
Tofino’s Most Recommended Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing Outfitters since 1996. Our professional guide team caters to ardent anglers as well as family and corporate groups. Venture offshore for Halibut and Chinook and Coho Salmon, or try Light Tackle and Fly-gear for Coho Salmon in the picturesque saltwater inlets of Clayoquot Sound. Remote fly-in lake and river trips for steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat trout action (full day or overnight options). Updated local fishing reports.
Wild Pacific Charters provides Fully Guided offshore BC Salmon Fishing and Halibut Fishing Charters. Our 30 foot Grady White has up to date equipment, electronics and we have over 20 years’ experience in saltwater fishing with extensive knowledge of local areas. All fishing gear/tackle supplied, fully insured and licensed. We invite you to enjoy a day of fishing for fantastic BC salmon, Pacific halibut and various cod fish.
Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
For an unforgettable experience join us on one of our tours, 3 hr Whale Wildlife Watching tour or 2.5 3 hr. Bear Wildlife tour Bear Wildlife Watching in calm, protected waters of Barkley Sound and Ucluelet Harbour in search of Black Bears foraging along scenic shorelines at low tide. Learn about bear behaviour and capture perfect photo’s only available from the water. View majestic eagles, rowdy sea lions, shy seals, playful raccoons. Whale Wildlife Watching Encounters with Gray and Humpback Whales, Steller and California Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Dolphins, Seabirds, Sea Otters, visiting Orca Whales await you in the magical waters of Barkley Sound. MV Blackfish is a high speed 30 foot 12 passenger boat, heated cabin, washroom, sliding windows. Transport Canada Certified with full electronics, safety gear and life raft. Member of BC Marine Mammal Response Network, BC Cetacean Sightings Network, and Coastal Ocean Research Institute an Ocean Wise Initiative. Explore the Wild.
Boating, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Outer Shores Expeditions is a small-ship, niche adventure travel company specializing in multi-day wildlife and cultural sailing expeditions to Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, and the Great Bear Rainforest aboard our 70′ classic wooden schooner, Passing Cloud. Our small-ship expeditions provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities from April to November, for small groups of six guests to be immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildlife of Canada’s Pacific Coast. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
Spas & Wellness, Hotels, Accessibility
Water’s Edge is the only property with access to both the serene Ucluelet Harbour & bordering Marina from every suite! The peaceful harbour suites are located on a private island joined by a causeway and just minutes from Vancouver Island’s #1 rated tourist attraction; The Wild Pacific Trail. Waters Edge is truly the ideal location for discovering the Real West Coast of Ucluelet, Tofino and The Pacific Rim National Park (all major attractions within 15 – 30 mins from Waters Edge!). Guests enjoy spacious private suites featuring west coast decor and full kitchens; the perfect home base to explore the areas miles of sandy West Coast beaches, ancient rainforests, fantastic kayaking, awesome fishing charters and spectacular panoramic views. Guaranteed to leave you breathless! Peaceful ambiance on our private island joined by a causeway within the harbour. Bonus Tip 1: Bring your kayak and you can launch right on site because were the only property located on an island within the harbour! Bonus Tip 2: Boaters rejoice! Were the only property located almost right next door to the new public boat launch so bring your boat up and catch yourself some of the best Halibut on the Coast.
Enhance your travels and explore a new local experience with a quality Eco Tour. See the natural beauty and wildlife of the west coast up close in a uniquely Canadian way. Our big canoe fits up to six guests at a time. The quiet travel of a canoe leaves wildlife undisturbed and offers a truly unique viewing experience. Ã¢ÂÂ
Hiking, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Indigenous Culture, Bird Watching
Established in 1999, Pacific Rainforest Adventure Tours offers a variety of unique tours on Vancouver Island BC Canada, providing outstanding quality tours. Our tours are year-round, fully narrated, easy walking half day and full day Vancouver Island excursions for forest bathing, nature, sightseeing, rainforest, big trees, wildlife viewing, tide pool, cultural, eco tours and very special wine tours with experienced knowledgeable guides. Shuttle service, charters, wedding shuttles and large group excursions are also available.
Fishing, Horseback Riding & Ranches, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours, Resorts & Wilderness Lodges
Luxury safari style tented camp and adventure resort located in the Clayoquot Sound World Biosphere. All-inclusive package prices include: luxury tented accommodation; all gourmet meals including snacks, featured wines, beer, and alcohol; guided activities, gear and instruction; one 60-minute relaxation massage per adult/youth; evening turndown service; and all in-room amenities, laundry service, horse-drawn wagon shuttle, and unlimited enjoyment of amenity tents and waterfront lounge.