So, you are ready to leave for Tofino, but aside from your lodging, you have not planned much else. Tired of the daily grind, you yearn for the great outdoors, adventure and spontaneity. In your possession are few snacks, a pair of runners, a toothbrush, and a duffle bag with a change of clothes. With your loot in tow, you hit the road for the great outdoors.
Low Cost Activities to Try When You are on Island Time
Lucky for you, many of Tofino’s outdoor activities are inexpensive and do not require the extra requirement of booking ahead. Find out more at https://tourismtofino.com/
Exploring Long Beach
The longest beach in Tofino offers beautiful costal views and lush stretches of coastline. It is a popular destination for both surfers and beach goers alike. Low tide is a prime time to walk the coastline and explore for yourself what the area has to offer.
Exploring Cox Bay Beach
Located just south of Chesterman Beach, is Tofino’s Cox Bay Beach.
Rugged coastline and fast-moving waves make this spot a favorite destination for those seeking adventure. Here you can spot surfers riding the surf and families gathering around tide pools.
Walking the Rainforest Trail
If you wish to stretch your legs after your long drive, head on over to the Rainforest Trail located at the Pacific Rim National Park. Here you can walk inside a temperate rainforest, on a raised wooden path. Once on the trail, make your way through a canopy of old growth trees and marvel at the forest’s beauty.
Exploring the Tofino City Centre
Take a gander inside the local shops. Perhaps browse through the Roy Henry Vickers gallery or take a stroll through the LoveCraft gallery.
Visiting the Tofino Market
Visit the local market and have glance at the local produce and artisan arts and crafts. The Market is on Saturday, from 10:00 am-2:00pm. Located at the Village Green.
Hiking up Radar Hill
Explore the historic Radar Station and take in the exquisite views by hiking Radar Hill. Discover the Canso Plane Crash site and use the lookout points to spot wildlife.
No Reservation Required
Despite its small population, Tofino boasts an impressive list of restaurants appealing to a variety of palates and tastes. Thankfully, there a quite a few options available for when hunger strikes, and you want to grab something quick and without fuss. With takeout, you can enjoy your meal anywhere. Why not devour a gourmet pizza, while strolling the beach? In Tofino anything goes.
The original Tacofino truck is a local favorite serving up tacos, burritos, gringas and more. Pop on by any day of the week between 11:00 am- 6:30pm. Tables and chairs are located nearby for casual dining. Located at 1184, Pacific Rim Hwy. Tacofino
This Tofino hotspot serves up homemade gelato. Flavors include Dutch chocolate, mint chocolate flake, lavender honey, cherry chocolate flake, and toasted smore. Located at 1180A, Pacific Rim Hwy. Hours of operation are from 10:00am- 7:00pm weekends and weekdays. ChocolateTofino
Craving pizza? The RedCan Gourmet offers excellent takeaway pizza that can be customized to your liking. Located at 700, Industrial Way. Hours of operation are from 11:00am- 8:00pm Tues- Sunday. Redcan Gourmet
Rhino Coffee House
To satisfy your breakfast cravings head on over to Rhino Coffee House where they serve all day breakfast to hungry locals and tourists. Try the Tofino favorite “The Bro Nut”. Located at 430, Campbell St... Hours of operation are from 7:00 am-4:30pm Monday- Friday, and 7:00am-5:00pm Saturday. RhinoCoffeeHouse