The Tofino Adventurer

The Tofino Adventurer

Introducing the Great Canadian Adventure Tours…

Our Great Canadian Adventure Tours are operated with mini coaches to create a small group atmosphere. Not only are these tours a great way to experience Canada, but they also boast a range of activities including hiking, biking, surfing and white water rafting. These tours also stay in hostels, rather than hotels, to make them more affordable for everyone.”

Tofino is a favourite getaway spot for British Columbians and is world famous for surfing! Come with us to discover the beautiful and wild west coast. With options to go surfing or whale watching, this tour promises to be a unique and unforgettable weekend!

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Hot Springs Cove

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

Day 1 – Travel from Vancouver to Tofino

We will meet at 7:00am to begin our journey to Tofino, located on Vancouver Island. We will begin by taking the ferry to Vancouver Island. Stay on one of the outer decks to keep your eyes peeled for orcas or dolphins and pass through Port Alberni upon arrival to the island. Next we will stop at Coombs Market with their famous gelato and ice creams and the Goats on the Roof Market! Do a short hike through a giant forest at Cathedral Grove. Stop and play at one of the many beaches on the Wild West Coast. At approximately 5:30 pm we will arrive in Tofino and check into our hotel. Group dinner (included).

Day 2 – Tofino

The day is yours to take part in some of the optional activities or explore the beaches of Tofino on your own. Spend the day trying out some of the local coffee, rent a kayak, go surfing, or even take a boat to the hot springs. Tonight there will be a beach campfire and marshmallow roast.

Day 3 – Tofino to Vancouver

This morning you will have free time until we leave Tofino. Today we recommend whale watching or surfing. On our way back to Nanaimo to catch the ferry we will stop at Port Alberni. We will return to Vancouver at approximately 9:30 pm and your trip to Vancouver Island will come to an all-too-soon end.


  • Two nights accommodation
  • One group dinner
  • Beach campfire and marshmallows
  • All tips, taxes, and park fees
  • Deluxe coach transportation
  • BC Ferry Ride
  • A fantastic guide
  • Amazing sightseeing

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, hairdryer, etc.)
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Any other expenses
  • Optional Activities  (See “Prices and Dates” for details)

What to Bring:

  • All weather clothing
  • Swimming suit & towel
  • ID / Passport / Student ID
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Good walking shoes
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo etc)
  • A water bottle with a lid
  • Your camera!

Tour Prices

Student rate – $420 (cash)  $440 (Credit Card)

Adult rate – $460 (Cash and Credit Card)

Room Upgrade Costs

All prices are based upon four people sharing one room and two queen sized beds.

  • Double room upgrade (2 people in a room with 2 queen beds) – $110
  • Triple room upgrade (3 people in a room with 2 queen beds)– $40

No solo traveller room upgrades available.


  • March–10th
  • April–21st
  • June–30th
  • July–7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • August–4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • September–1st

Optional Activities

For optional activities, passengers under 18 years old need to have waivers signed by parents / caregivers prior to the tour.

Hot Springs Explorer-$140

The opportunity to see bears, whales and soak in the natural hot springs all in one tour! Exit the vessel and hike to find hot springs on a quiet coastal island. Allow 6 hours. Underage Waiver.

Whale or Bear Watching – $105

Cruise among the pristine coastal wilderness in search of these magnificent animals. Choose between seeing Grey, Orca (killer) and humpback whales, or looking for black bears and bald Eagles along the coastline! Allow 3 hours. Underage Waiver.

Kayaking – $85

Kayak out through the island of Tofino, stoping along the way at Mears Island for a picturesque hike through an ancient forest. Keep an eye open for wildlife! Allow 4 hours. Underage Waiver.

Scenic Float Plane – $210

Take a scenic flight above the coastal mountains and islands near Tofino. This flight includes a takeoff and landing in a float plane! Allow 30 minutes.

Surfing – $75

Experience the magic of surfing as the sun lowers in the sky or in the peak of the day. This includes an awesome instructor – beginners and experienced surfers are all welcome! Allow 3 hours. Underage Waiver.

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