Making it Meaningful in Tofino: Where a Little Goes a Long Way

On the west coast of Vancouver Island, where Humpback and Grey Whales crest the North Pacific Ocean, Tofino, B.C., is surrounded by islands, sanctuary inlets, and ancient rainforests. Its unique geography provides a haven for surfers, storm watchers, and nature lovers. Visitors to Tofino describe it as breathtaking: a place which stays with you long after you leave.

Nicknamed “Tough (or Tuff) City” after the grit and resilience of the inhabitants who worked in the fishing and logging industries, the village of Tofino sits within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, amid the raw natural beauty of ocean, forest and clean air.

Visiting Tofino is an exclusive opportunity to recuperate, experience something truly memorable, and get away from the hustle and bustle of cityscapes. In Tofino, connectivity is everywhere, but it’s not attached to screens. Whether you’re climbing mountains, exploring the magnificence of centuries-old cedars, or enjoying the lapping waves on Tofino’s many expansive sandy beaches, Tofino is rich in rewards.

Small Destination: Big Impact

Both on a personal and business level, Tofino stands out as a destination to celebrate, but it isn’t built for the masses. With a small population of roughly 2500 year-long residents, the location’s capacity for incentive-based trips supports an air of exclusivity: the town caters best to smaller, niche market groups.

A visit is rewarding enough that you’ll want to take only your highest achievers—those who’ve truly earned it. Tofino invites you to connect your team to something bigger, to release ideas, replenish thought leadership, and remove the boundaries of four walls.

It’s been said that Tofino will change you. Part of this is the sheer ruggedness of the landscape, breathtaking in its magnitude. A haven for promoting health and wellness, time spent in Tofino will strengthen your team, giving them the space to think clearly, and champion creative-thinking.

Things to See

On the tip of the Pacific Rim National Park, bordered by the bounty of UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region and the Pacific Ocean, Tofino’s smaller capacity is ideal for privacy, brainstorming, and experiencing moments of pure unadulterated freedom. Depending on the time of year you visit, fishing, kayaking, bear and whale watching are just some of the experiences available. From March to October each year, an estimated 20,000 Gray whales swim through the waters. From the water, you can see coastal black bears, grey wolves, and sea lion colonies. If your energy rises during a storm, you’ll be glad to know that Tofino attracts storm watchers from around the world. Or, if you’d rather stick to the beach, you can try out surfing lessons, enjoy yoga classes while digging your toes into sand, or get on the water and visit the hot springs.

On the tip of the Pacific Rim National Park, bordered by the bounty of UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region and the Pacific Ocean, Tofino’s smaller capacity is ideal for privacy, brainstorming, and experiencing moments of pure unadulterated freedom.

Depending on the time of year you visit, fishing, kayaking, bear and whale watching are just some of the experiences available. From March to October each year, an estimated . From the water, you can see coastal black bears, grey wolves, and sea lion colonies. If your energy rises during a storm, you’ll be glad to know that Tofino attracts storm watchers from around the world. Or, if you’d rather stick to the beach, you can try out surfing lessons, enjoy yoga classes while digging your toes into sand, or get on the water and visit the hot springs.

Getting There

Making your way to Tofino comes with multiple options: it’s just an hour’s flight from Vancouver direct to Tofino’s Long Beach Airport (YAZ) with Pacific Coastal Airlines, or you can fly straight into Tofino’s harbour with Harbour Air. While flying may be the easiest for groups, you can also take a ferry from Vancouver and then drive the deliciously scenic, 3-hour drive to Tofino, feasting your eyes on mountains, rivers, and rainforest along the way.

With a temperate climate and only a little snow throughout winter, the eco-conscious community of Tofino is beckoning you. For the reward of a lifetime, make it meaningful in Tofino.

To learn more, please visit: www.tourismtofino.com

 

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