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  • Chesterman Beach

    by amarylis49 Online Now Sep 12, 2012 at 4:16 AM

    Hi--I am thinking of visiting Tofino in May. Will Chesterman Beach be crowded at that time? I am considering renting a Chesterman Beach cabin. I am looking for solitude and quiet.

    Thank you

    6 Answers Mar 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM
  • seeing bears in eraly october

    by michelleava Online Now Sep 16, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    I will be in tofino oct 4 -8 and want to see bears. Is it too late in the year to see them in Clayoquot sound or barkley sound/ Broken islands? I was going to take one of the boat tours. I have been told they go upstream, so if this is the case, where could i see them? Also, is it a good time of year to see seals and sealions and whales?

    1 Answer Sep 17, 2010 at 7:38 AM
  • driving one way to Vancouver Island

    by maureenmc1 Online Now Jan 18, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    We're returning to Vancouver Island and would like to try flying to Tofino this time to somewhat shorten the long travel day from eastern USA. We still want to drive back to Vancouver International because the drive is so beautiful, but can't seem to find a car rental willing to do a one way even with a surcharge. Someone must have done this before, haven't they?

    2 Answers Jan 19, 2010 at 2:32 AM
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    by JAN53 Online Now Jun 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Can anyone who has driven from Port Hardy to Tofino tell us how long this would take and give us any tips for the journey.

    1 Answer Jun 7, 2009 at 6:22 AM
  • Tofino Wedding HELP!!

    by lilmsvidal Online Now Feb 16, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Hey, my name is Jenn my fiance Jamie and I fell in love in Tofino and now we want to get married there. Only problem is we need to find a beach some what private where we can have the ceremony, any suggestions? We will be going to Tofino in May (haven't been there since July '06) its a well deserved trip.
    Do you know any one who has been married on the beach in Tofino, do they have any tips/ pointers.

    Thanks for listening...


  • May Tofino Trip

    by OpusKrokus Online Now Jan 18, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    A Buddy and I are thinking of going to Tofino on the May long weekend to do some sea kayaking. I was wondering if anyone had some information on good guides, routes, places to stay. We would like to stick with day trips and head back to a cabin at nights.

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    Tofino's weather/seasons/birdwatching and Botanical Bay

    by jgertz Online Now Aug 11, 2006 at 11:47 AM

    Good afternoon! I am planning to take my elderly mother, who is an avid birdwatcher to the west coast of Vancouver Island, either in October or next March or April. I want to avoid the high season prices and the crowds. I was in coastal British Columbia a couple of years ago in late October, but it was VERY rainy. I know how variable the weather can be in that region and the rain isn't a problem for me, but older folks get cold and cranky. Is early October a better time than March or early April for the drizzly wets?

    I was to Port Renfrew and Botanical Bay much further south and to me that was as close to paradise as I have ever experienced. Is Tofino and the Long Beach area that beautiful? Any suggestions?

    Thanks a million!


    4 Answers Oct 3, 2006 at 6:32 AM
  • Accomodation for 10 and surfing rental deals?

    by Catherine_C Online Now Mar 18, 2006 at 11:11 PM

    Hi there,
    I'm looking to accomodate up to 10 people in Tofino. I'm invisioning a cabin with a kitchen and fireplace. Looking to stay for 3-4 nights in late August/September 2006. Doesn't need to be posh, just clean. I'm thinking30-60/per person per night- if that's possible.

    We will be surfing during those days. Are you aware of any surfing companies that offer deals for groups of 8-10 people (I'm thinking 1 class on the first day and 2-3 days of rental)?

    Thank you kindly for your help!

    3 Answers Sep 16, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    two days and one night in Tofino

    by arohb Online Now Jul 12, 2005 at 10:32 PM


    We are a group of about 5 people planning to come to Tofino around 22nd-23rd of July. We plan to go surfing for sure. And as of now we plan to stay in "Whalers on the Point Guesthouse". However, I was wondering if there is any place in Tofino or close by where we can camp right by the sea on a beach. Any comments/help is highly appreciated.


    1 Answer Jul 13, 2005 at 4:49 PM
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    Hot Springs Cove

    by devmicha Online Now Jun 26, 2004 at 11:57 PM

    I live in Victoria and ii can trave to Tofino by car. I am trying to find out prices for the ferry from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove. Does anybody have any info? Devon

    6 Answers Mar 17, 2006 at 11:57 AM