Tofino is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Tofino is a popular place during the summer, because it is the perfect area to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Camping and hiking are two of the most enjoyed activities in Tofino.
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada has many options that are available for camping. The Long Beach units have drive in and walk in campsites, plus other equipped camping facilities. For visitors that want an island experience, the Broken Group Islands have camping on seven different islands. People are only able to access the islands by boat. The more adventurous campers will want to stay on the West Coast Trail. The trail features a multiple day hike that has campsites along the route.
The Bella Pacifica Campground is located on MacKenzie Beach and has waterfront and forested camping sites. They have campsites for both RVs and tents and they all have picnic tables and a fire pit. Guests can enjoy time at the beach or hiking through the Old Growth Forest.
Visitors who want to camp in a cabin can stay at the Crystal Cove Beach Resort. They have 34 cabins that are fully equipped with the conveniences of home. The beachfront cabins have private hot tubs. They also have 69 RV sites nestled among the trees, so that people can camp in style.
While hiking in Tofino, people will see magnificent beaches, tropical rainforests, wildlife and possibly a storm or two. Pacific Rim National Park has plenty of trails that take hikers to see massive rock formations, rare ecosystems and lush forests. Many of the trails are easy to hike, but each one is unique and different. On the South Beach Trail, hikers follow the Pacific Shoreline through a lush forest and see rugged rock formations being hit by huge waves from the ocean. The Rainforest Trail has two hiking routes that lead hikers through the forest as they climb stairs and cross boardwalks.
The Radar Hill Trail is located on Radar Hill, which was where radar stations used to warn of air strikes during World War II. The trail is not too long and people are able to see panoramic views of Clayoquot Sound and Long Beach from the top. The Lone Cone Trail is “the” hike for many hikers. It takes an entire day to completely walk the trail and it is very challenging. Hikers can choose from either Catface, Colnett or Lone Cone peaks and they all have distinct views.
Tofino is a wonderful place to go for camping and hiking. There are so many hiking trails available and each one has a different view of the area. It is possible to do multiple hikes in one day, because many of the trails are short. The most difficult decision that people will have to make is choosing which trail they should begin with.