Immerse yourself in these outdoor spaces around Tofino, and in more remote settings.
Our location on the remote western coast of Vancouver Island can make Tofino a place of extremes, beautiful gardens included.
Hesquiat Harbour, BC
Distance To Tofino: 52km
Home to the Nuu-chah-nulth people, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a place of wandering beaches, stunning natural beauty and vivid cultural history.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is located on the western coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. At 511 km², the national park is characterized by rugged coasts and temperate rainforests, and is comprised of three separate regions: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands and the West Coast Trail.
Hot Springs Cove is located in Maquinna Provincial Park, located 27 nautical miles northwest of Tofino, on a 20 minute seaplane flight, on a 1.5 hour boat ride, or by combining both transportation modes (usually boat there and fly back to Tofino) in what’s known here as a “Sea to Sky” trip. Whichever way you choose to go, expect stunning coastline views and the possibility of spotting wildlife along the way.
Hot Springs Cove
Tofino Village Green
Located in the centre of town, this is Tofino’s main gathering spot, home to the Tofino Market in summer. Here, you’ll find the Tuff City Skate Park, a green space with gazebo, tennis and basketball courts and new play structures! The Weeping Cedar Woman statue looks over the playground, facing Meares Island Tribal Park. Her imposing presence was created in 1984 by Godfrey Stevens to support the first protests against the logging of old-growth rainforest on Meares Island.
Also known as the Third Street lookout, this small park looks over Tofino’s working harbour and out to Meares Island Tribal Park, including the Tla-o-qui-aht community of Opitsaht. It’s a good spot to enjoy an outside snack and to learn about a part of Tofino’s nautical history, told on the plaque accompanying the historic anchor in this park.
In September 2018, Tla-o-qui-aht artist Joe David carved and gifted a totem pole to the community of Tofino. It honours the ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ Ha’wiih (Tla-o-qui-aht Hereditary Chiefs) and their spiritual and physical stewardship of the hahoułthee.
Centennial Park (intersection of First Street and Arnet Road)
This small park near the Tonquin Trail has a basketball court, small play structure, bocce court, horseshoe pit and a sheltered area to protect your picnic from the rain.
Tuff City Bike Park
This all-ages bike park is located next to the Tofino Community Hall, up Arnet Road. It includes a pump track, table top jumps, a learning area, ladder planks and other natural obstacles.
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