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Around Tofino


MacKenzie Beach Resort is just outside the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve with it’s many trails and beaches to explore.  Trail maps and information on Park activities can be found at the Kwisitis Visitors Centre on Wickanninish Beach.

Tofino’s Tonquin Trail will eventually connect Mackenzie Beach with Tonquin Beach.  Until then, the trail through the rainforest down to Tonquin Beach can be accessed beside the Tofino Community Hall and bike park.

In nearby Ucluelet, the Wild Pacific Trail is one of British Columbia’s top trails.

Surfing & Paddle Boarding

MacKenzie Beach is one of the best beaches on the west coast to paddle board.  The sheltered waters of the beach are ideal for beginners to learn and build confidence.

Surfing on the beach is best during the winter when the swells are larger.  Summer surfing is not too far away at Long Beach and Cox Bay.

Paddle and surf boards, and wetsuits can be rented at one of the numerous surf shops in Tofino.


Cycling is a great way to get around Tofino.  The nearby multi-use path connects MacKenzie Beach Resort to Tofino and the nearby beaches.

Guests can hire bikes from TOF Cycles Co. and have them delivered to the Resort for use during your stay.  Hireable bikes include mountain bikes, beach cruisers, kids bikes and tandems, with accessories such as surf board carriers and kids trailers also available.  Please contact the Office for more details and to arrange your hire. 

Hot Springs Cove

The Hot Springs tour is truely unique and one of the best ways to experience the waters and wildlife of Clayoquot Sound. 

The natural hot spring and the simmering sulphur water flow from a stream into a waterfall, and then into the natural pools below.

The hot springs can be reached only by boat or plane.

Chartered Halibut & Salmon Fishing

Chinook and Coho salmon, halibut and many other types of fish attract sports fisherman from around the world to the area.

Ask at the office for infomation on local fishing charters and locations for salt water fly fishing.

Whale Watching

Take a tour to see the orcas, porpoises, gray whales and humpback whales that visit the area. 

Many different nature watching companies operate from Tofino to cater for visitors wanting to get out on the ocean and see whales and other ocean wildlife.  Sea otters, seals and sea birds are also frequently seen on a whale watching trip.

Visit in March to take in the Pacific Rim Whale Festival that celebrates the annual migration of over 40,000 gray whales past our shores.

Winter Storm Watching

The west coast weather is unrepredictable and wild during the storm watching season that runs between November and March. 

The waves are huge and the winds are strong so bring your best wet weather gear to get out and enjoy the spectacle.