Tofino has plenty to do for the whole family so while your not fishing (or for the rest of the family while YOU are fishing) here are some of our favourite locally owned and operated businesses.
There are a plethora of world class restaurants and cafes in Tofino to suit all your culinary tastes! Some of our favourites are:
Tofitian, Rhino, Tuffbeans, Tofino Coffee Company, Common Loaf Bake Shop
Schooner, Common Loaf, Rhino
Sea Monster Noodle, Wildside Grill, Surfside Grill, Tacofino, Rhino, Sobo, Red Can Gourmet
Tough City Sushi, Kuma, Sobo, Schooner,
Spas and massage
Sacred Stone Spa and the Ancient Cedars Spa offer full spa and massage services.
Tofino Yoga and Coastal Bliss offer plenty of classes both indoors and out for the yogi in your life.
One of our favourite past times is simply grabbing a coffee or tea and heading for a walk on the beach. The fresh air and sound of the surf fills your soul! The best nearby beaches for a relaxing meander are Tonquin, Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay.
Shopping in Tofino is a must do, as there are so many little shops and Galleries that are worth a visit, and luckily they are mostly all within a 4 block walk.
Because surfing is a favourite past time for many Tofitians, there are plenty of surf schools to choose from for a few hours out in the surf – Tofino Surf School, Surf Sister, Pacific Surf Co, Bruhwiler Surf, Westside Surf, Live to Surf.
Hop on the Tourism Tofino website for many local trails in the Pacific Rim National Park. You can also venture off the beaten path and try something a little more ‘rugged’ and head up Lone Cone Mountain (definitely on a clear day), Radar Hill’s Bomber Trail, The Big Tree Trail, or of course Hot Springs Cove.
There are lots of bike rental places in town (many even at your resort). Rent a bike, ride the MUP to Outside Break for some of Cholocate Tofino’s amazing gelato… then ride Chesterman’s on a low tide!
STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING
Tofino Paddle Surf and Tashii Paddle School are two of Tofino’s primary SUP rental/lesson spots. Hop on a board, grab a paddle and enjoy the feeling of walking on water. Tofino Paddle Surf has daily lessons too!
Black Bear Kayak, Tofino Sea Kayaking, and Paddle West all offer daily lessons and tours to some of the more beautiful spots in Clayoquot Sound.