Leave only footprints. Or a slight breeze as you whisk by.
Walk some trails with the family. Challenge yourself and hike up Lone Cone. Cycle through town. Or do all of the above. Whether on foot, on tires, or both, this is your time to take on Tofino like the locals do.
You’ll see it when you arrive here. With surfers cycling to and from beaches, people commuting to work and play and families rolling in colourful packs, Tofino is a pedal-friendly place.
The Multi-Use Path winds for 6 kilometres along Highway 4, connecting the town centre to the beaches, beginning (or ending, depending on your perspective) at our Tourism Tofino Visitor Centre by Cox Bay Beach. Chesterman Beach at low tide (check the tide guide) also offers a nice 2.7 kilometre stretch of hard-packed sand, making for some pretty blissful beach biking. Select accommodation providers offer rentals on-site and you can also find a variety of bicycles and helmets at some of our member businesses.
You may be seeing some breathtaking hiking images on social media. Given the 350,000 hectare breadth of Clayoquot Sound, there’s a lot of terrain around here. That said, we recommend staying on marked trails. We want to you to get lost in the moment – not in the wilderness.
While there are some challenging hikes in the area, like Lone Cone and the Wild Side Heritage Trail, most “hikes” in Tofino are best defined as trails or walks, well-suited for a moderate skill level. Just a few minutes’ drive down the highway, you’ll find 8 trails, a few with a number of steps, within the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.