Tofino by RV – Making the most of this West Coast Paradise
Endless beaches, bright summer sun, rushing waves. Tofinois a true west coast paradise! Grab some sunscreen and your swimmers, and come dig your toes in the sand with us in our new video!
Tofino has A LOT to offer as a destination – thick, mossy rainforests with towering hemlocks and spicy cedars, miles-long beaches with squeaky soft sand, and a town with the moody, relaxed vibe of lifelong surfers and fisherman.
We can (and will!) recommend a few activities in the area, but if we’re going to be totally honest – our favourite memory we made here was to have a bonfire on the soft sand at sunset, and talk until the flames went out.* So – here are our recommendations!
- Hike at Tonfin Beach: This stroll through the coastline rainforest offers the best views for a sunset walk. We’d recommend parking near the beach in one of the assigned lots, strolling along the trail, and then building yourself a fire on the beach itself! (Even in July, we were in pants and sweaters after sunset.
- Tackle the waves:Tofino is the surfing capital of Canada, so if you’ve ever been tempted to try your hand at it, now is the time! Not so into surfing? You can also try paddleboarding or kayaking! Rent boards (surf and paddle) and wetsuits at Pacific Surf Co.
- Grab some local eats:There are plenty of boutique eateries, with everything from grab and go (Tony’s Pizza) to fine dining (The Pointe Restaurant). Being walk-and-eaters ourselves, we went for the pizza, but you’d be hard pressed to find a BAD meal or a mediocre view from any eatery in town!
- Scenic Flight:If you’re looking to see the area from a new perspective, try a scenic flight! Board a seaplane and sit back, relax, and enjoy the view as your pilot takes you on a tour of the area!
While there are many RV parks in Tofino, we found that unless you were planning to stay for at least 3 nights, then it is VERY hard to find a spot. We stayed in Green Point Campground, which has nice, treed spots with picnic tables, fire rings, and electrical connections for a VERY reasonable price! (They also have a sani dump with fresh water near the entrance, if you need to dump and/or fill while in the area.)
*Bonfires are only allowed on select beaches in the area. Make sure to check before you start any fires!