End of the Road, Beginning of Adventure

Tofino BC Hikes and Adventures

Welcome to the end of the road: Your outdoor bliss is just beginning. Located on the farthest reaches of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, the oceanside town of Tofino has rightly been dubbed "the jewel of Canada's west coast." This is the place where rough and tumble meets tranquility: hiking and kayaking by day, followed by spas and beachfront lodges. Tofino is set in Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with old-growth rainforest, barely touched beaches, and mountains reaching skyward from the sea. Nearby Meares Island is a hiker's paradise that's only reached by kayaking or water taxi.

Wander in awe on the Big Tree Trail, passing the most giant and ancient trees in North America and leading to marquee attractions like the Hanging Garden Tree; with its 60-foot circumference you'll be hard-pressed to hug this beauty. Back in town, do a short walk on Tofino's newest trail, Tonquin, where you'll hike through rainforest and along the open ocean shoreline (great at sunset). Feed your appetite with Tofino's award-winning cuisine, from simple fish & chips to ultra-luxe multi-courses paired with BC's Okanagan wines. Have you ever reached hot springs by boat or seaplane? That's the only way to reach the bliss you'll have at Hot Springs Cove, where geothermically heated water cascades down a hillside into a succession of pools that range from very warm to just right, as the ocean mixes with fresh spring water. Welcome to the end of the road. Your Tofino adventure is waiting.

Get more information on Tofino and British Columbia, Canada—our awesome neighbors to the north. Check out the Top 10 Places to Go in BC, Canada.

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