SUP through a UNESCO World Biosphere on the westernmost edge of British Columbia

Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino, BC introduces new wildlife viewing excursions by stand-up paddle board


July 12, 2016, Tofino, BC – Long Beach Lodge Resort’s new Wilderness Stand-up Paddle Boarding Adventure is a West Coast experience that combines two popular adventures in one: a guided marine wildlife boat tour and a stand-up paddle board (SUP) lesson and excursion within secluded inlets around Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO World Biosphere.


Long Beach Lodge’s Wilderness Stand-up Paddle Boarding Adventure, will run daily throughout the summer. The fully guided adventure experience is $220 Cdn per person, includes all necessary equipment rentals, boat tour on the Lodge’s 12-passenger boat, lessons on learning and improving SUP, and includes access to the Resort’s Surf Club amenities.  Guests will have the advantage of a guide also knowledgeable of the local history, wildlife and some of the most spectacular hidden away areas within the sound.

Further exploring by SUP is an eco-friendly way to experience Tofino’s Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve up close. Situated on the northern end of Pacific Rim National Park, it is surrounded by a coastal temperate rainforest on the west coast of Canada. Guests will launch on their SUP directly from the Lodge’s boat and tour through the reserve’s varying ecosystems including: ancient temperate rainforest, large and small lakes, rivers and streams, alpine peaks, open ocean, rocky coastal shores, long sand beaches, estuaries and mud flats. The marine and terrestrial components of the Biosphere Reserve provide habitat for many species, a significant number of which are endangered or rare. Clayoquot Sound provides vital feeding, breeding and staging habitat for resident, migrating and transient populations of birds, marine mammals, fish, terrestrial mammals and other species. 

For more information or to book your Wilderness Stand-up Paddle Boarding Adventure, guests may visit or call at 1-888-844-7873.

About Long Beach Lodge Resort

Long Beach Lodge Resort is the visionary dream of owner Tim Hackett. Famous for its iconic Great Room, with spectacular ocean views and cozy fireside dining and relaxing, the resort looks out upon the crashing surf of one of the best surfing experiences in the area, Cox Bay. Its beautifully appointed accommodations are enveloped in a private, wild Pacific West Coast setting, featuring 41 lodge rooms, 20 two-bedroom cottages and a full service dining room, as well as meeting space and instant beach access.  Dogs are welcome! The Resort also offers the Surf Club Adventure Centre, providing guests with a fully equipped centre complete with changing rooms, rentals, retail shop, hot tub and coffee bar. Long Beach Lodge Resort has been featured in Architectural Digest, and in 2014 became the first resort on Vancouver Island to receive more than 1,000 excellent Trip Advisor reviews. 


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