Tofino and its neighbour Ucluelet nestle between the rainforest of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the Pacific Ocean. Tofino is a charming small harbour with some interesting shops and galleries but most people visit Tofino for the rainforest and the hot springs, the long sandy beaches, the wildlife and the surf. Spring and summer are the best whale watching times, where you can see the migration of the gray whales as they travel between Alaska and Hawaii and you may see the occasional humpback whale during the summer months. Black bears are frequently seen as are large quantities of sea lions and seals. Winter brings huge storms and a new activity - Storm watching!
Access to Tofino is either by air from Vancouver or a beautiful drive across Vancouver Island passing through Cathedral Grove which contains some of the enormous first growth Douglas Firs and Port Alberni.
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Why should I visit Tofino?
Beauty abounds at every turn; clean, uncrowded beaches at the end of every street. With a thriving eco-tourism economy, Tofino, BC, is the place for adventure. But wait, there is more. Perhaps you want to hike the rainforest trail, witness eagles swooping for salmon while you're hiking up Mears Mountain on Mears island. Or perhaps renting sea kayaks or taking a zodiac boat trip out to see the Whales, Bears, Eagles or many other wildlife viewing options. Maybe you've always wanted to try surfing? You can find some of the best waves in the world on the west coast of Vancouver Island!
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