Explore Pacific Rim National Park
Pacific Rim National Park is an outstanding region in Western Canada showcasing the Pacific Coast Mountains characterized by rugged coasts and temperate rainforests. Widespread vegetation found in the park includes western hemlock, Sitka spruce, western red-cedar, deer fern and sword fern. Animal species vary from marine and intertidal species, such as humpback whales and ochre sea star, to terrestrial mammals, such as the sea-wolves.
The park boundaries exclude 21 Indian reserves belonging to seven different First Nations, though most of the park is claimed as part of their traditional territories which were never ceded, including the Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht, Pacheedaht, and the Hupacasath. In the Long Beach area where the Tla-o-qui-aht claim traditional territory, they have declared the entire Kennedy Lake watershed, as well as Meares Island, as a tribal park.
Paddle in Clayoquot Sound
Learn to Surf
Tofino is world-renowned for its surfing and there's no better place to give it a try than right here. Our expert instructors can take you from the basics right up to advanced surf techniques in this two-hour lesson. Catch a wave, and there will be no turning back. Learn ocean and wave safety, equipment orientation, etiquette on the water, how to catch waves, basic surf moves and much more. If you've always wanted to surf but weren't sure how to get started, this is the perfect opportunity. Come experience the thrill of riding a wave on a surf board in Canada's surfing playground.
All Skill Levels Welcome
5 Nights at Rancho Tofino
Rancho Tofino is the perfect retreat space for those looking to get away from it all. Nestled in the old-growth forest, this custom-built cedar home is steps away from the surf and sand of Cox Bay. Vaulted ceilings, bedroom patios, private outdoor showers and a large south-facing yard make this the perfect place to relax and unwind. With forest views from every room, a fully stocked kitchen, heated floors, hand-crafted furniture, a wood stove, and hot outdoor showers, you'll find everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Rooms are all shared between 2-4 women with everyone in their own bed. Main floor beds have easier access to bathrooms while loft beds require a ladder downclimb. With shared living space, this large home is ideal for shared meals, quiet space to read or do yoga as well as laugh and share stories.
Meet Your Local Guide
Pam is a local guide who specializes in stand-up paddleboarding and ocean literacy. She is a certified Paddle Canada SUP instructor and has studied Marine Biology at the University of Guelph and Commercial Photography at Sheridan College. Pam's goal is to share her love of the ocean with others through paddling and to foster connections between people and the sea. Her teaching style emphasizes safety and technical skills while also having fun in a positive environment. Pam has been involved in many aquatic pursuits over the years, including canoeing, competitive sailing, sprint canoe/kayak racing, and long-distance outrigger canoe racing. She currently enjoys stand-up paddleboarding and loves sharing this sport with others. If you're looking for an experienced and knowledgeable guide to help you explore the local waters, Pam is your woman.
Tofino Airport Transfers
Tofino Airport (YAZ) pick up and drop off can be arranged.
Pacific Coastal offers daily scheduled flights between the Tofino-Long Beach Airport and Vancouver's South Terminal.
June 5 the Pacific Coastal flight arrives at 12pm into YAZ. We will do a group pick-up.
Night Prior (June 15) - Twin Bed, Loft
Secure your pre-trip accommodation and not have to move beds or rooms. If you booked a loft bed for your trip, this is your option to stay in that loft and bed the night prior to the trip (June 15).
*Please note, there will be no housekeeping between June 15 and June 16, so you must stay in the same bed as you have reserved for the rest of the trip.
Night Prior (June 15) - Twin Bed, Main Floor
Secure your pre-trip accommodation and not have to move beds or rooms. If you booked the shared twin room, on the main floor, this is your option to stay in that room and bed the night prior to the trip (June 15).
*please note, there will be no housekeeping between June 15 and June 16, so you must stay in the same bed as you have reserved for the rest of the trip.