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Tofino on Vancouver Island



Northwest of Victoria on the Pacific Rim Highway.
Visit: www.tofino-bc.com


Take a hike into an ancient Sitka spruce rainforest and see giant cedar trees that surround Tofino, and enjoy the silence of the forest as you refresh your soul. Take a one hour boat ride to Hot Spring's Cove, an all-natural thermal hot spring pool that is reached from the beach by a gentle 2 km boardwalk path through the forest.


In March there is a fantastic celebration called the annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival with locals from Tofino and Ucluelet. Between March and May, nearly 20,000 gray whales always pass within 5km of the shore on their trip towards south to the Baja.

Things to Do::

There are water activities, fishing, gold and outdoor adventures. You won't be bored in this beautiful location! You can even experience a Clayoquot Eco Tour at the Whale Centre and Museum!

Location and Weather::

Tofino is located only 316 km northwest of Victoria on Vancouver Island, just on the Pacific Rim Highway. A variety of commercial airlines fly into Cassidy Airport that is located just outside of Nanaimo 206 km. It is East of Port Alberni. There are local airlines too. BC Ferries depart from Tsawwassen and the Horseshoe ferry terminals in Vancouver, and they dock in Nanaimo. It is a paradise out of the city for all to enjoy.

Elevation: 24 m (79 ft.)
Average July Temperature: 14ºC (58ºF)
Average January Temperature: 4ºC (40ºF)
Annual Rainfall: 324 cm (127 in.)
Annual Snowfall: 53 cm (21 in.)

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