Arrival in the Pacific Rim NP
Tofino is located at the northern tip of the Pacific Rim National Park, jutting out into the sea and the perfect base to explore the area. Today you will probably arrive from either Vancouver city or Victoria, your arrival will take you down winding roads as you head west to the coast of Vancouver Island. Your home for the next couple of days is a lodge just minutes walk from a wide private beach.
In Search of Black Bears
This morning you’ll travel to Clayoquot Sound, where black bears go scavenging for food at low tide on the beach. You’ll take a ride in a ‘Zodiac’, a large dinghy, along the waterline of the fjords. Pack your binoculars so you can watch the bears close up. It can get pretty cold on the boat, so you’ll be provided with a red suit with a built-in life jacket. You might resemble the Michelin man, but you’ll be glad you wrapped up warm! After around 2.5 hours, you’ll arrive back at Tofino port.
The rest of the day is yours to explore the Pacific Rim. So, strap on your walking boots, and embark on one of the many walking trails on offer. We recommend the Rainforest trail (about 1km each way), which takes you past giant cedar trees, moss-covered firs and ferns. You’ll follow the wooden boardwalk through the forest, with water dripping down from the leaves, giving you the true rainforest experience. We also suggest taking the Wild Pacific Trail, a walk along the dramatic, rugged coast.
Departure from Pacific Rim NP
Today it’s time to say goodbye to the Pacific Rim National Park, and travel to your next destination – after all Canada has so much to offer! We suggest travelling on to Telegraph Cove, where you can continue your wildlife adventure with Orca spotting. Fancy something more active? Head to Quadra Island for sea kayaking at sunset.
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Stay in a Traditional Yurt
If you fancy something a little different then how about staying in a yurt? We’ll switch your accommodation to a comfortable furnished round tent with beautiful views of the coast. You’ll spend 2 nights in this traditional Yurt, located just a few minutes’ drive from Ucluelet. You’ll be more remote, but this is a stunning spot on Vancouver Island and still within driving distance of the Pacific Rim and Tofino.
We recommend booking early as there are only a handful of these yurts available!
Prices from: £ 178 - per person - Standard Accommodation