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Best Things to Do in Tofino

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Shayla's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

We are obsessed with Tacofino and would eat it everyday while we’re visiting. The food is fresh and delicious and the staff are always so kind. We also love visiting Rhino on the morning of our departure, their donuts are a perfectly sweet way to end the trip.

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Every beach is lovely in Tofino but we have surfed with Pacific Surf Co. and they were so awesome and accommodating to our skill level (which was none). We also tried out Tuff City Saunas for the first time and they are amazing! Dunking into the freezing ocean in between sessions was not something I envisioned myself doing but was so glad I did.

What is your best travel tip for Tofino?

Tofino has something for anyone and everyone to do, whether you like to surf and bike or read, rest, or shop it’s the perfect place to vacation however you want. My best tip would be to go with the flow. It’s not a big place so spots can get crowded and busy so be patient with the locals and staff and try not to sweat the small stuff.

Visited Tofino in May

Photo Shoot Location: Cox Bay

Kait in Tofino for Flytographer


Haley's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Shelter restaurant in Tofino was our favourite. It was warm and cozy and the salmon and mushroom risotto was NEXT level!! So good, already can’t wait to go back.

What is your best travel tip for Tofino?

Visit Tofino in the off season for a cozy feel with fewer lines and wait times. Pack a raincoat and some rain boots and you’ll be set! We loved the misty, rainy vibes and the waves during the winter are spectacular!

Visited Tofino in January

Photo Shoot Location: Cox Bay

Jen M. in Tofino for Flytographer


Robert's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Shelter restaurant had amazing food and staff!

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Loved walking on the beaches and surfing!

Visited Tofino in October

Photo Shoot Location: Cox Bay

Chelsea in Tofino for Flytographer


Heather's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

“Shed”. Amazing food, cocktails, service, and kid friendly!

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

We love to walk all of the amazing beaches! Long beach is a favourite for a long walk and beach picnic. Chestermans Beach is a favourite for those west coast sunsets!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Tofino?

This was our first trip to Tofino with a baby and we highly recommend a kid carrier backpack. It made our beach walks so much more enjoyable and could stay out longer because our little guy loved being carried and just taking in the scenery from the comfort of his little seat.

Visited Tofino in September

Photo Shoot Location: Cox Bay

Jen M. in Tofino for Flytographer


Allie's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Raven Lady food truck in Ukee was our go-to. Delicious.

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Swimming for me (love a cold water swim!) and surfing for my husband. The kids are happy on the beach counting starfish and anenomes.

Visited Tofino in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


Vincent's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Restaurant - Shelter is a must. Try the peach bellini there, it's literally to die for! Bakery - Savary Pies is life-changing. Their strawberry rhubarb pie is unparalleled. Tacos - Tacofino is hyped for a reason. It's worth the long line, and everything is good.

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Tonquin Beach was a stunning location for sunset and photos. We loved kayaking with Eco-Adventures through the Tofino Harbour. Meares Island tour is worth it. I recommend checking out Ucluelet just 30 minutes South of Tofino for some great hikes - the Lighthouse Loop was a favourite!

Visited Tofino in June

Photo Shoot Location: Tonquin Beach

Jen M. in Tofino for Flytographer


Tanya's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Lunch at the Shed! Ice cream at Tofino licks.

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Surfing

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Tofino?

Chesterman beach for sand castles and swimming or boogie boarding.

Visited Tofino in June

Photo Shoot Location: Middle Chesterman Beach

Jen M. in Tofino for Flytographer


Amber's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Shelter, the food was delicious.

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Chesterman beach, kayaking tours, botanical garden, wild pacific trail hikes

What is your best travel tip for Tofino?

For dinner, get takeaway or make a picnic and watch the sunset on the beach

Visited Tofino in June

Photo Shoot Location: North Chesterman Beach

Chelsea in Tofino for Flytographer


Aly's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

We actually opted to bring our own food so that we could enjoy warm evenings indoors, laughing and cooking together! That being said, some of our group had been to Tofino before, and highly recommend Wolf in the Fog and Shelter Restaurant. Tacofino is always a good choice too!

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Tonquin Beach: a must-see, small beach close to town!

What is the best tip for a friends' getaway in Tofino?

Make sure you book a place with a hot tub. It rains a lot of the time in Tofino, and there's nothing like a nice soak with a glass of wine at the end of the day to warm up!

Visited Tofino in March

Photo Shoot Location: Middle Chesterman Beach

Megan in Tofino for Flytographer


Paige's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Wolf in the Fog

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Canso plane crash hike

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Stay where you have an ocean view!

Visited Tofino in January

Photo Shoot Location: North Chesterman Beach

Chelsea in Tofino for Flytographer


Marika's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Tacofino, The Point & Shelter

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Surfing

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Bring a beach towel & boots.

Visited Tofino in October

Photo Shoot Location: Tonquin Beach

Chelsea in Tofino for Flytographer


Rochelle's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Tacofino or the Wikininish Inn

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Surf, get a coffee and a donut at Rhino coffee, walk every beach possible!

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Bring clothes for all weather. You never know what kind of weather to expect in Tofino!

Visited Tofino in October

Photo Shoot Location: Cox Bay

Chelsea in Tofino for Flytographer


Meg's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

1. Tacofino - The original Tacofino food truck is a must! They have some specialty menu items that are exclusively at that location and have kept the experience authentic to they origins. 2. Rhino Cafe - The donuts at Rhino are house made and simply divine and the coffee is really great! 3. Tofino Brewery - We got two flights and shared to be able to sample 8 beers and our absolute favourite light beer was the Tofino Lager.

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Hikes: Cox Bay Lookout, Canso Bomber Plane, Rainforest Trail Surf: Cox Bay or Long Beach Beach walks: Chesterman Beach (there are sea caves), Long Beach, Cox Bay

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Camping is great in Tofino, a great way to experience the west coast outdoor culture but make sure to pack rain gear!! Also, there is a national park in Tofino that requires a park pass so plan your exploring accordingly (one day for the whole park for example).

Visited Tofino in September

Photo Shoot Location: Middle Chesterman Beach

Jen M. in Tofino for Flytographer


Krystle's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Wolf in the Fog

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Visit all the beaches!

Visited Tofino in August

Photo Shoot Location: North Chesterman Beach

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


Anna's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Tacofino (if you have time for the lineup)

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Walk the beaches! Surf. Watch the sunsets!

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Slow down and breathe it all in.

Visited Tofino in August

Photo Shoot Location: Cox Bay

Jen M. in Tofino for Flytographer


Karolina's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Wolf in the Fog - try the "seacuterie"!

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Enjoying nature - it's truly like nothing else in the world.

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Venture out to Ucluelet - the beaches are quieter and we had better luck spotting wildlife like eagles and whales there.

Visited Tofino in August

Photo Shoot Location: Tonquin Beach

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


Nicole's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Tacofino.

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Surf.

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Stay on the beach!

Visited Tofino in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Jenn in Tofino for Flytographer


Kim's Travel Tips for Tofino

What are the best places to eat and drink in Tofino?

Tacofino

What are the best things to do in Tofino?

Relax

Visited Tofino in July

Photo Shoot Location: Mackenzie Beach

Jen M. in Tofino for Flytographer


Cody's Travel Tips for Tofino

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

If its within your means, try to rent a home on the beach. Chestermans is our favorite.

Visited Tofino in August

Photo Shoot Location: Middle Chesterman Beach

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


Maryanne's Travel Tips for Tofino

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

If you're looking for hearty, simple fare in a unique setting, head to the Wild Side Grill for lunch. The pulled pork poutine is mouthwatering. Don't forget to bring cash - they don't take plastic.

Visited Tofino in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


Allison's Travel Tips for Tofino

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Pacific Sands Beach Resort was the perfect place for an extended family vacation. The property is beautiful, located on Cox Bay Beach, a few km from the town of Tofino. The accommodations, with multiple bedrooms and full kitchens, allowed us to spread out and make ourselves at home. Daily kid/family activities were remarkable, including nightly s'mores around a campfire, morning nature kids camps, and evening popcorn and movies in the surf shack.

Visited Tofino in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


andrea's Travel Tips for Tofino

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Wolf in the Fog offers spectacular food in a casual, hip atmosphere (Tofino). Wear comfortable footwear that can get wet, and always have a warm layer available. Be prepared for the landscape to blow you away...

Visited Tofino in June

Photo Shoot Location: Cox Bay

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


Katie's Travel Tips for Tofino

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Tacofino is a must try! The Baja fish tacos were so delicious.

Visited Tofino in June

Photo Shoot Location: Mackenzie Beach

Jen M. in Tofino for Flytographer


Colleen's Travel Tips for Tofino

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

Be prepared for blazing hot sun or chilly cold / even in fall and summer! Must eat places: Tacofino, The schooner and wolf in the fog. Make resos for schooner and wolf!

Visited Tofino in May

Photo Shoot Location: Mackenzie Beach

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


Shaina's Travel Tips for Tofino

What is your best overall travel tip for Tofino?

You must go to Tacofino! If you are short on time you can call ahead to order and skip the long line.

Visited Tofino in May

Photo Shoot Location: North Chesterman Beach

Paul in Tofino for Flytographer


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