Welcome to Tofino

Tofino is the undisputed surfing capital of Canada and the annual inundation of wave-riding surf bums gives the place a laid-back, modern-hippie flavor. Eschewing international chains and restaurant franchises, the town supports a burgeoning farm-to-table food movement and counts on a strong history of environmental activism.

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$284.21 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Tofino Tour from Vancouver

Highlights on this tour include: the ferry to Nanaimo, Coombs market (where the goats live on the roof!), Englishman River Falls, Cathedral Grove with the ancient giant cedar trees, the Wild Pacific trail, Long Beach, the town of Tofino, and the countless hiking trails. This tour also gives you the chance to go on a whale watching tour, learn to surf, go kayaking, or do other amazing activities!ITINERARY Day 1:Arrive at Canada Place at 7am and depart Vancouver 7:15am sharp. Please note that due to ferry times, the bus will not wait for latecomers. Enjoy a ferry ride through the Strait of Georgia to Nanaimo. Explore Englishman River Falls, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forest setting. Then visit Coombs - your camera is a must-have item this trip. On a good day, you might get a picture of the goats on the roof! After Coombs, stop at Cathedral Grove and gaze upon the ancient giant cedar trees. Drive through Pacific Rim National Park and then check into your hotel and enjoy free time to spend as you like. Dinner (not included) will be followed by a campfire on the beach with roasted marshmallows and s'mores for dessert (weather and fire restrictions permitting). Day 2:Visit Long Beach, a surfer's paradise. Explore the fishing village town of Tofino and participate in an activity for which Tofino is famous - such as surfing, whale watching, bear watching or kayaking. You'll depart Tofino in the afternoon for Vancouver and arrive in Vancouver at approximately 10pm.

$314.89 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Tofino 2-Day Tour from Vancouver

ItineraryDay 1: Vancouver to TofinoPass By: Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver, British ColumbiaDepart Vancouver at 7:15am Take the ferry to Vancouver Island Stop At: Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaStop at Little Qualicum Falls Duration: 1 hourStop At: Coombs Country Candy, Port Alberni, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaVisit the famous Coombs Market where goats live on the roof Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cathedral Grove, Port Alberni, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaExplore Cathedral Grove and the giant cedar trees Duration: 1 hourPass By: Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaDrive through Pacific Rim National Park Stop At: Pacific Rim National Park ReserveCheck into your hotel in TofinoFree time to explore and eat dinner Campfire with marshmallow roast (weather permitting)Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: TofinoDay 2: Tofino AdventuresStop At: Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaFree day to participate in optional activities such as surfing, whale watching, bear watching, and kayaking ($) Explore Tofino's pristine beachesEnjoy lunch at one of Tofino’s local restaurants ($)Return to Vancouver at approximately 10 pmDuration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$72.90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tofino Food Tours

Tasting 1: RHINO COFFEE HOUSE As the tour starts, you’ll enter the eclectic Rhino Coffee House where you’ll get to sample their freshly brewed coffee. Not only will you get to perk up with some coffee, you’re going to get to try a sample of one their signature doughnuts which are freshly made in-store each and every day.Tasting 2: SOBO As the tour continues, you’ll find yourself dining at the award-winning restaurant – SoBo. It’s here where you will taste Crispy Shrimp & Cod Cakes paired with Hoyne Brewing Co. Dark Matter beer. Tasting 3: SCHOONER RESTAURANTThe Schooner Restaurant is Tofino’s oldest restaurant dating back to the 1960’s when it was first opened by the Bruce family. Here you’ll get to sample their Old School Clam & Bacon Chowder. Tasting 4: PICNIC CHARCUTERIE On Main Street, you’ll get a chance to view Clayoquot Sound from the spacious back deck of Tofino Sea Kayaking. It’s here where you’ll be presented with samples of heavenly meats, cheeses, and other treatsthat are made in-house at the renowned Picnic Charcuterie. Tasting 5: DOCKSIDE SMOKED FISH STORE Here you’ll get to taste locally caught salmon that has been smoked and flavoured in a few different tasty varieties. Trust us, after you try a couple of bites, you’ll be hooked and wanting more.After your tasting, you’ll also have an opportunity to walk around the House of Himwitsa First Nations art gallery and store.Tasting 6: ICE HOUSE OYSTER BAR As the tour winds down, you’ll find yourself at a true Tofino gem that will have you wanting return again and again. The Ice House Oyster Bar offers an uninterrupted view of Clayoquot Sound in a historic warehouse that is still an operational ice facility for local fisherman.Here you’re going to get a real treat – a full-sized serving of their special Umami Tsunami Oystercombined with a glass of crisp sparkling apple cider. During your tasting, the views of Clayoquot Sound will have you wanting to park yourself at the Ice House Oyster Bar for the remainder of the day. It’s truly a magical place.Tasting 7: CHOCOLATE TOFINO Goodbyes don’t always have to be sad. As the tour wraps up and we say our goodbyes, you’ll be given a voucher for a heavenly scoop of gelato from Chocolate Tofino. You can pop into Chocolate Tofino at your convenience and enjoy this delicious treat that will surely put a smile on your face.

$1608.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Vancouver Island Pacific Tour from Vancouver

Day 1: Vancouver to Tofino We take a ferry ride to Vancouver Island and then head west to the beaches of Pacific Rim National Park. Dinner is included tonight in Tofino.Day 2: Tofino Free Day Free day optional activities include whale watching, soaking in natural hot springs, sea kayaking, and surfing.Day 3: Tofino to Victoria  Driving back across the island today, we stop in Coombs, Chemainus, and Duncan. Our destination is the provincial capital, Victoria.Day 4: Victoria to Vancouver The day is free to explore the sights around the Inner Harbour. In the afternoon, we take another ferry back to Vancouver.Day 5: Vancouver to Whistler Driving north, enjoy the views of mountain peaks, glaciers, and lakes, with stops at two waterfalls. Enjoy dinner in Whistler tonight, and then hit the bars!Day 6: Whistler to Vancouver Try ziplining, bungee jumping, downhill mountain biking, or hiking during your free time today. We’ll head back to Vancouver in the afternoon.Day 7: Vancouver to Kelowna Our first stop is at Bridal Veil Falls before we visit Hope. We continue to the Okanagan where we’ll go paddleboarding. Then it’s onto Kelowna for dinner.Day 8: Kelowna to Banff Heading east, we’ll stop in Revelstoke, where you’ll have the option to go lake kayaking. Continuing onwards, we’ll enter the Rocky Mountains, Alberta and Banff National Park.Day 9: Banff to Rampart Creek Our day begins with visits to Moraine Lake (seasonal), and Lake Louise! On the Icefields Parkway, we stop to see the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, and Mistaya Canyon, before arriving at our wilderness hostel at Rampart Creek. Relax in the wood-burning sauna, and enjoy a campfire under the stars tonight!Day 10: Rampart Creek to Jasper We’ll enter Jasper National Park today, stopping at the Columbia Icefield where you can get up close to the Athabasca Glacier, or just enjoy the views from the Discovery Centre. Then it’s on to Maligne Canyon for a scenic hike, before rolling into the Jasper townsite.Day 11: Jasper to Banff Heading back south, we stop at Athabasca Falls, Tangle Falls, and for a hike at Johnston Canyon, before arriving back in Banff. After an included dinner tonight, enjoy the great nightlife, or relax at the Banff Upper Hot Springs.Day 12: Banff Free Day On your free day, enjoy the sights in the Banff area, hike a local mountain, or for an optional extra cost, go whitewater rafting, canoeing, or mountain biking.Day 13: Banff to Kelowna Before leaving the Rockies, we’ll stop at Takakkaw Falls (seasonal), Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. Then it’s back to Kelowna for the night.Day 14: Kelowna to Vancouver We’ll explore the Othello Tunnels outside Hope before returning to Vancouver.

$452.62 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4-Day Vancouver Island Explorer Tour from Vancouver

ItineraryDay 1: Vancouver - TofinoStop At: BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Ferry TerminalTake a scenic ferry ride across the Georgia Strait from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo on Vancouver IslandDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, Errington, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaWe'll stop for a picnic lunch (not included) in this Provincial Park, which features walking trails through beautiful west coast rainforest, waterfalls, and a great freshwater swimming hole! As an alternative, we may stop at the similar Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park further down the road.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sproat Lake Provincial Park, Port Alberni, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaSee 10,000 year old petroglyphs carved into the rock along the lakeshore. If you didn't go for a swim at lunch, why not jump in here?Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaWe’ll make our way into Pacific Rim National Park for our first glimpse of the pristine beaches, battered coastlines, and hundreds of islands.Stop At: Tofino HostelThen it’s on to Tofino, a quaint little fishing village on the West Coast, and our home for the next two nights.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: HI Tofino Whalers on the Point - mixed gender, dormitory-style roomsDay 2: Tofino Free DayStop At: Tofino HostelTake this free day to do whatever you please! With so many optional activities on offer, such as whale watching, soaking in natural hot springs, sea kayaking, and surfing to choose from, your stay in Tofino will be nothing short of amazing. If you're not seeking adrenaline, simply unplug and find a beach, or go for a hike to relax. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: HI Tofino Whalers on the Point - mixed gender, dormitory-style roomsDay 3: Tofino - VictoriaStop At: Cathedral Grove, Port Alberni, Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaWalk the trails through this old-growth rainforest to see 800 year old trees up to 76 metres tall!Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Old Country Market - Goats on RoofSee the world famous (in Canada!) Goats on the Roof at the Old Country Market in Coombs!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chemainus Visitor Centre, Chemainus, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaChemainus features more than 3 dozen outdoor murals and a dozen sculptures, making it the largest outdoor art gallery in Canada.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Island Savings CentreSnap a photo of the World's Largest (Ice) Hockey Stick!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Inner Harbour, Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaOur destination for the night is the BC provincial capital, Victoria, named after Queen Victoria of Britain. Check out the bright lights and vibrant scene in the Inner Harbour after sunset!Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Ocean Island Backpackers or HI Victoria - mixed gender, dormitory-style roomsDay 4: Victoria - VancouverStop At: Inner Harbour, Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaSpend your free time during the day exploring the city sights around the Inner Harbour, including the Parliament Buildings, Empress Hotel, and Royal BC Museum. We recommend walking the waterfront boardwalk to Fisherman’s Wharf, and exploring Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown in Canada. Duration: 7 hoursStop At: BC Ferries Swartz Bay (Victoria) TerminalTake another scenic ferry ride back across the Georgia Strait to Tsawwassen, and continue on to Vancouver where this trip ends.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$2294.15 18-to-Thirtysomethings

National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound

The Rockies are a great reason to explore the Canadian West, but why stop there? We asked that question, then answered it with this trip — a sprawling, nature-rich mini-epic that melds some of Canada’s best national parks with time on the mist-shrouded shores of Vancouver Island. Find yourself face-to-face with moose, deer, and maybe even a bear on this trip loaded with diverse experiences — whale-watching, glacier hikes, hot springs, and much, much more — you’ll stuff a lifetime’s worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.