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Tofino Women's Adventure Retreat 2024

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1432 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, Canada 6 DAYS

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

As we paddle through the still waters of Clayoquot Sound, we will keep our eyes peeled for signs of wildlife. This area is home to a variety of animals, including harbour seals, black bears, and bald eagles. While we might not see all of these creatures on our outing, it is always fun to keep an eye out for them. As we enjoy the peacefulness of the Sound, we will also learn about its history. This area has long been a place of significance for the First Nations people who have called it home for centuries. Today, it is a popular tourist destination, known for its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. Whether we see any animals on our journey or not, we are sure to have a memorable experience exploring this special place.

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

This trip is the perfect way to get away from it all and enjoy some of the best scenery that Tofino has to offer. While it does require some basic SUP skills, all skill levels are welcome. The same goes for hiking and surfing/SUP surfing. Beginner level surfers and hikers will find plenty to challenge them, while more experienced participants can enjoy the amazing views and scenery. So whether you're a beginner or an experienced outdoor enthusiast, this trip is sure to have something for you.

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 women with everyone in their own twin bed. Two bathrooms are shared by the group. 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. 

Chef Yvonne

Yvonne Lamb joins us on this trip to keep you well fuelled with healthy, delicious fare using locally sourced ingredients and recipes inspired by the bounty of Vancouver Island from farm to sea. Yvonne finds adventure outdoors but especially in the kitchen where she creatively prepares scrumptious breakfasts, picnic lunches for our busy days hiking, paddling and wandering as well as special dinners for the days we are not partaking in Tofino's eclectic culinary scene. We know some guests come for the laughter and magic Yvonne brings to the table.

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. 

What to Bring

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Add-on +C$40

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.



Girls On Boards Donation

Price : Bring cash if you would like to make a donation.
As a licensed provider of Girls On Boards events, all of our other trips and programs contribute a donation towards this program. You can learn more here: