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    Tofino is a small sleepy town on the tip of the Esowista peninsula. Home to just over 1500 permanent residents it plays host to thousands more throughout the year. From surfers to beachcombers, fishermen and hot springs aficionados Tofino is has a large variety of accommodations and dining options. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is the largest draw with long beaches (Long Beach is just one of many) which are perfect for surfing and for storm watching.

    Tofino is a nature lover’s paradise with access to old growth forest, incredible sea kayaking and canoeing, fantastic ocean fishing, beautiful green hikes through the rain forest (bring your rain gear) and remote boat or float plane accessible hot springs. The name Tofino honours a Spanish Admiral, Vincente Tofiño. From gourmet west coast cuisine and luxurious spa resorts to camping by the beach there is something for everyone in Tofino. Come and find your perfect Tofino fit.


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    Getting to Tofino.

    From the British Columbia mainland take the ferry to Nanaimo. From Victoria drive north to Nanaimo. From Nanaimo:
    •    Drive north on Highway 19 to Highway 4 west.
    •    Turn right at the Tofino/Ucluelet junction and drive north to Tofino through the Pacific Rim National Park.
    •    Travel time from Nanaimo to Tofino - between 2.5 and 3 hours. Drive safe!


    Things to do and see while in Tofino:

    • sea kayaking
    • beach combing
    • surfing



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