|A wide variety of land-based recreation and activities await visitors of all ages and energy levels. Explore and enjoy!
BeachesSpectacular sandy beaches attract visitors year-round to the Pacific Rim of Vancouver Island. Long pristine beaches framed by mountains and rainforests offer soul satisfying walks among shells and driftwood.
Explore the beaches and rocky outcrops and look for sea life. Tidal pools are home to a wide variety of life, from tiny fish called sculpins, to anemones, sea stars, crabs, mussels and Goose Necked Barnacles.
Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park, is well-named (it’s about 10 km long), vast and unspoiled, perfect for beachcombing. Discover more about Pacific Rim National Park from their website.
FitnessLong Beach Lodge features a fully equipped fitness room in the new Riptide Centre. This bright, spacious room includes a treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical trainer, a universal machine and free weights and is complemented by a large screen wall-mounted television and complimentary, refrigerated bottled water.
YogaCoastal Bliss Yoga, Tofino's first and only yoga studio is here to provide you with all the yoga you could ask for and more!
Please visit www.coastalblissyoga.com to see our most recent schedule, learn more about the classes we offer and check out the teacher bios. We also offer private and group yoga, workshops, space rental and retail product. $16 drop in, class passes available.
Relax, expand, renew, enjoy!
Located just down the road from Long Beach Lodge heading into Tofino at Outside Break 1180 Pacific Rim Hwy, email@example.com, 250-726-8241
Spa ServicesWith the relaxing mood that we strive to achieve at Long Beach Lodge Resort we offer you an option to take the pampering one step further with an in-room treatment or a trip to a local spa. From hot stone therapy to full body massage, facial treatments or esthetic services we would be pleased to organize for you the ultimate in relaxation.
Salty Dolls Hair Salon (and esthetics): www.saltydollshairsalon.com
Breedom (registered massage therapist): www.thebreedom.com
Sacred Stone Spa: www.sacredstone.ca
Nature GuidesNature Guides are available to enhance your outdoor experience in the area and provide fun, educational adventures! Long Beach Nature Tours brings over 25 years of guiding service in the form of its founder and head Guide Bill McIntyre. The former chief naturalist of Pacific Rim National Park can help you focus on tidepools and beaches, storm watching (weather permitting), or the secrets of the rainforest. Whale watching by land is even possible during migration.
Just Birding is owned and operated by George Bradd. Having extensive background in bird research, conservation and bird guiding, Just Birding offers you quality experiences in small groups, while enjoying superb west coast birding. You will learn how to identify birds by field marks and bird songs. Binoculars and field guides available from your guide. Outings can be geared toward a half day or full day and can be set up to meet individual or group needs.
HikingThere are also many options for visitors wishing to walk or hike on rainforest trails. Tofino, Pacific Rim National Park and the village of Ucluelet all offer different vistas and levels of intensity. A map is available that outlines the major walking/hiking trails in the area and our staff would be happy to give you information based on your expectations to maximize your personal experience.
There is a paved pathway, along Pacific Rim Highway from the Lodge to Tofino, a distance of about 7 km. This pathway is great for bike riding.
There are some great opportunities to explore the area on a bike with a 7km trail into Tofino that starts at the Info Centre right across from Long Beach Lodge, a bike skills park in Tofino, and miles of sandy beaches to cruise.
Bring your own or we can have a rental bike delivered to the Resort for you. TOF Cycles in Tofino offers a wide range of bikes; from tricycles to tandems and mountain bikes to trail-a-bikes. And they have bikes with baby seats or surfboard carriers, and kids bikes with training wheels.
250-725-BIKE or www.tofcycles.com
GolfFor those of you that enjoy a round of golf, the area has a very challenging 9-hole golf course on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park. Long Beach Golf Course has a beautiful setting, a clubhouse with proshop and a restaurant.
250-725-3332 or www.longbeachgolfcourse.com
Sightseeing by Air
If you love the West Coast of Vancouver Island, you must see it from the air! There are several great options:
- Atleo River Air Service: www.atleoair.com
- Tofino Air: www.tofinoair.ca
- Westcoast Wild Adventure: www.wcwild.com
ShoppingSet aside some time to explore the Villages of Tofino and Ucluelet. Both have an eclectic mix of small shops, galleries and restaurants. You’ll find native, contemporary and wildlife art, also sculpture and jewelry, in demand the world over.
Nature ExhibitsVisit the Wickaninnish Centre perched on the shore of the Pacific. Through exhibits, displays and films, visitors glimpse into the power and majesty of the earth’s largest and deepest ocean. Open mid-March to mid-October. Or try the Rainforest Interpretive Centre in the Village of Tofino. The Whale Center also has a great selection of Nature exhibits.
Activities for KidsKids love the Long Beach area. Who wouldn’t? Here are some ideas to keep them amused and amazed.
- Explore the beaches and rocky outcrops – tidal pools are home to a wide variety of life, from tiny fish called sculpins, to anenomes, sea stars, crabs, mussells and goose necked barnacles.
- Explore the varied environment of the area, from sandy beaches to marshes to temperate rainforests. Pacific Rim National Park has many short interpretive walks through differing coastal environments.
- Keep your eyes out for Vancouver Island’s famed Banana Slugs – these forest dwellers can grow to a length of 8 inches (20 cm), with a few giants reaching 10 inches (25.4 cm), and weights of a quarter of a pound (0.1 kg). The banana slug's colour ranges from dead white to black, lemon yellow, tan, and brown–often with black blotches or spots.
- Visit the Wickaninnish Centre: Perched on the shore of the Pacific, this interpretive facility focuses on the open ocean. Through exhibits, displays and films, visitors glimpse into the power and majesty of the earth's largest and deepest ocean. Open mid-March to mid-October 10:30am–6pm, 7 days/week.
- Visit the Raincoast Interpretive Centre: www.raincoasteducation.org
- Visit the Ucluelet Aquarium! This small regional aquarium exhibits a collection exclusive to the west coast of Vancouver Island. Their tanks are seasonally stocked from the waters around Ucluelet and Tofino, and after a period on display, all the sealife is safely returned to the wild. Here you can see what lives beneath – sea stars, sculpin, jellyfish, coral, sole, nudibranchs, sea slugs, crabs, and much more! They even have a hands-on tank! Kids love it… so do adults!