Recreation & ActivitiesFor many people, Tofino, on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, is a pristine destination that provides a stunning backdrop to wander a deserted beach, stare at the night stars, or curl up in front of a roaring fire with a good book, glass of wine and merely savour the soul soothing sound of crashing waves.
But for those with a more adventurous spirit, Tofino is also a high-octane, “Get Out There!” kind of place. Popular activities include hiking, kayaking, surfing, beachcombing, whale watching, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving. Tofino eco tours offer visitors a chance to explore the unspoiled local floral and fauna. Located in the centre of Clayoquot Sound, Tofino is blessed with kilometres of endless beaches, surging ocean, wildlife, and towering old growth rainforests. Recently designated BC’s first United Nations Biosphere Reserve, Tofino caters to all levels of outdoor adventurer.
Sea kayakers will be delighted with the sights and sounds of the waters in Clayoquot Sound and maybe spot a black bear hunting for food along the shoreline. Hikers can marvel at eagles swooping overhead and explore tranquil paths amongst trees as old as time. You may even spy transient gray whales that live offshore in the area. Walk the sandy beaches and discover incredible tidal communities of starfish, sea urchins, oysters and many other fascinating saltwater creatures. The area abounds with things to do that will build memories every step of the way.
Long Beach Lodge offers two in-house adventure products not to be missed...
- LBLR Marine Adventures... In 2013 Long Beach Lodge purchased a brand new tour boat. She seats 12 guests in comfort, has a heated cabin, full washroom facilities and will be for the exclusive use of Resort guests. It is our desire that as many guests as possible get an opportunity to explore and learn about our pristine marine environment. Our captain and in-house naturalist will offer incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing & photography.
- The Surf Club at Long Beach Lodge Resort opened in 2009 offering individual, customized surf and SUP instruction and all of the equipment you will need, right on-site. And in April of 2012 we opened our new Surf Club Adventure Centre, offering luxurious facilities including showers, change rooms, lockers, in-ground outdoor hot tub, sauna, coffee bar and gift shop. There is no better way to be introduced to this sport than through our very own Surf Club. We offer the best learning environment in Tofino... you get a private 2.5 hour lesson which means that you decide the pace and level of instruction and you decide the number of people in your lesson (maximum of 5). And your equipment rental and lesson start right here on-site! No hassles... it's the quickest way to get you out into the water having fun!