Tofino Camping Tour (From Victoria)
Visit Canada’s best beaches, try surfing, and experience camping Canadian style! This 2-day tour departs from Victoria but will also pick up and drop off at the ferry terminal in Nanaimo for anyone wanting to join this tour from Vancouver.
This tour will show you all the best places on Vancouver Island, including Canada’s most beautiful beaches! On Saturday we will depart Victoria and stop in Chemainus to see the famous murals, and then stop at Cathedral Grove (forest of giant trees, some over 1000 years old). Then we will arrive in the village of Tofino with time for shopping, visiting art galleries, and checking out the surf culture of this famous town! Then its time to head to the beach to relax, swim, take photos or play a game of “bocce ball”. In the evening we head to our campsite where you can enjoy a BBQ dinner and campfire party! On Sunday, take a surf lesson, go whale watching or kayaking (optional) and visit more famous beaches and sights. On the way home, we’ll stop at Coombs Country Market for dinner, shopping and to see the goats on the roof!
|Summer 2013||Student / Youth||Adult|
|Price per person||$175.00||$195.00|
All prices are including 5% GST and are subject to change.
A surcharge of $10 will be applied if you are paying by credit card.
- 2 days touring the most beautiful parts of Vancouver Island
- Round trip private transportation from Victoria
- Shared tents and sleeping bags provided
- BBQ dinner and breakfast
- Stops at Chemainus, Coombs and Cathedral Grove
- National Park Entry Fee
- Trip memories photo slideshow
Tour Departure Dates
ACTIVITY & ATTRACTION OPTIONS
We offer a variety of exciting activity and attraction options at a discounted rate as follows:
There’s nothing like catching your first wave, and once you stand up for the first time you’ll know the feeling; it’s pure stoke and smiles, and you’re instantly hooked. Come on out and learn to surf on the beautiful sandy beaches of Tofino with our fun and experienced crew of at Surf Sisters. With over 100(!) combined years of teaching experience over 13 years, we have the skills and technique to take you from beginner to surfer in a safe and supportive environment. We’re with you every step, giving you the tips and pointers you need to progress.
Board a whale watching tour in Tofino to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! Because much of this coast is uninhabited and accessible only by boat or floatplane……it remains a pristine wilderness. This rich and nutrient filled ocean is filled with a variety of marine wildlife including many different species of whales as well as harbour seals and sealions, sea otters, porpoises and a myriad of birdlife including puffins, blue herons and bald eagles.
Clayoquot Sound offers the most incredible coastline for viewing black bears. These adventure tours cruise through the protected and calm waters surrounding scenic Meares Island. The resident bears come down to the beaches at low tide to forage for such beach delicacies as rock crab, starfish and even a bit of kelp. They are an absolute pleasure to watch from the boat and thanks to their poor eyesight they are usually unaware of our presence so long as we keep quiet and a respectable distance up wind. You will also have grand opportunities on this tour to view an eagle aerie, harbour porpoises, seals, river otters, blue herons and other species of wildlife!
Please note that we can not guarantee availability for certain options if you do not book in advance and the price of the options will increase slightly if you wait to purchase it on tour. Save money and guarantee availability by booking the options at the same time as booking the tour.
TENT UPGRADE OPTIONS
The advertised price is based shared tents of 6-10 people. To upgrade to a private tent for you and your friends, please choose “upgrade to private tent” option. The cost of upgrading is an additional $15 per person.
If you require insurance, you can purchase this at our office. Please call us at 604-689-8128 or 1-855-689-8128 for more information.
-Meet your guide at Douglas and Broughton in front of St. Andrew's church at 8:00am
-8:15am: Leave Victoria for Chemainus
-Visit the famous Chemainus murals and go souvenir shopping
-Visit Cathedral Grove (800+ year old trees, some of the biggest in Canada!)
-Spend the afternoon swimming, sun-tanning, playing frisbee or watching surfers at the beach!
-Explore the charming surfing village of Tofino
-Head to the campsite to set up tents, then enjoy a BBQ dinner and campfire party under the stars
-Breakfast at the campsite
-Optional activity: Surfing Lesson (3 hours) $75 including all equipment. Please register for surfing before the tour to guarantee your spot.
-If you aren't surfing, enjoy a trip to Chesterman beach or free time for shopping in Tofino
-Visit Wickaninnish Center and learn about the area's culture and history or relax at the beach
-Shop and visit "goats on the roof" at famous Coombs Market. We recommend the huge ice cream cones!
-Return to Victoria on Sunday evening approximately 7:30pm
Note: Accommodation in is shared tents of 6-10 people. To upgrade to a private tent for you and your friends, please choose "upgrade to private tent" option.
Luggage space is limited. No suitcases please!
The route below is for illustration purposes only. Actual travel routes are subject to change and may vary due to road and weather conditions.
This tour departs from the corner of Douglas & Broughton Street in front of the St. Andrew’s church in downtown Victoria. Please arrive at the departure location 15 minutes prior to the departure time of your tour.