A man holds a surfboard under his arm as he walks along Long Beach in Tofino

Surfing in BC

Catch a wave on Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii

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Pull on a wetsuit and venture into British Columbia’s cool, clear waters to be rewarded with amazing surf breaks.

On Vancouver Island, Tofino is British Columbia’s surfing epicentre, with 35 kilometres of beaches and an exposed coast for year-round surfing. Surf shops in the laid-back town offer lessons and rentals.

Spring Island near Kyuquot Sound | Boomer Jerritt
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Beyond Tofino, surfers follow their passion to breaks around Vancouver Island such as Jordan River, Raft Cove, and Nootka Island. Those who go remote—north to Haida Gwaii—are rewarded with empty beaches all to themselves.

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