May 14, 2024

Rainy day checklist

Embrace the rain and head outdoors or stay dry and cozy inside. There's plenty to do in Tofino in every season. Let's get started with this list.

Things to do indoors

Things to do outdoors

  • Visit Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and walk under the canopy of Loops A and B of the Rainforest Trail.
  • Explore tide pools at MacKenzie Beach at low tide.
  • Watch surfers at Cox Bay Beach or Chesterman Beach.
  • Take in misty views along the bluffs of the Tonquin Trail in Tofino or the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet.
  • Go on a tour to Hot Springs Cove or a wildlife cruise in a covered boat.
  • Surf, SUP, boogie board or play in the ocean in your wetsuit! Rentals and lessons are available year-round.
  • Visit the Big Tree Trail in Meares Island Tribal Park (by water taxi, or kayak) and walk the hand-cut cedar boardwalk under the canopy of old-growth forest.
  • Check out the driftwood VW Microbus located at Hotel Zed Tofino.
  • Do as local residents do and bundle up for a rainy beach walk.
  • Join a guided hike with Hello Nature Tours or Long Beach Nature Tours.
  • Tour the public art throughout Tofino’s town core. Visit Weeping Cedar Woman in the Village Green, the totem pole carved by Joe David, honouring the ƛaʔuukwiatḥ Ha’wiih (Tla-o-qui-aht Hereditary Chiefs) at Anchor Park on Main and Third Streets, and more.
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