Surf the West Coast


Keep your warm water Hawaii, we scoff at your sharks on the Australian Gold Coast. True Canadian surfers, engaged in their peculiar spiritual obsession with nature, don’t mind strong winds, icy water, rugged coastlines and patrolling packs of killer whales

Length of Trip : Budget at least 2-3 days in Tofino, although you can easily stay longer.

Cost : Ranges depending on your accommodation and activities. Surf Sisters Surf School: $75 + tax per session with all gear included

Best time to go :
July to August for warmer temperature and sunshine
May to October is the best time for whale-watching
November to March has the wildest waves

Wheelchair friendly : No

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat : For a small town, Tofino has some great restaurants. Shelter Restaurant is stylish and bustling, overlooking the Clayoquot Sound. Fresh seafood and local foods creativity are served with cheerful service and open kitchen. Sobo is another perennial favourite. The Pointe, located in the Wickanannish Inn, is the best fine dining in the region.

Official Site : Surf Sisters Ph: 1-877-724-SURF Email: [email protected]

Where to Stay : The Wickanninish Inn Pacific Sands Resort

Getting There : Fly or ferry to Tofino. From British Columbia you can drive through the Pacific Rim Highway 4 enjoying the views and ferry ride or you can take Tofino’s only locally owned and operated airline, Alteo River Air. Please note ferry reservations are highly recommended during all seasons of traveling.

Note from Robin : Don’t worry about the cold water. Modern wetsuits keep you toastier than you would think, especially if you’re trying to stay up on a surfboard. Keep whale watching for a sunny day and wear layers!

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