Tofino Whale Migration - West Trek Tours

Tofino Whale Migration

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.

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 during the annual grey whale migration. High chances of seeing whales from the beach. We recommend booking a whale watching tour or hot springs tour! There are also options to go surfing. No matter what you do 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 leave Vancouver at 7:00 am to begin our journey to Tofino, located on Vancouver Island. Catch the ferry at Horseshoe Bay and head to Nanaimo, with a chance to see orcas and dolphins along the way. We’ll drive through Nanaimo and stop in Port Alberni to buy lunch, next stretch our legs at a gorgeous glacier-fed river and then a beautiful West Coast beach. At approximately 5:00 pm we will arrive in Tofino and check into our hotel. Next is an evening in Tofino or sunset surfing – with a lesson and experienced instructors, and to finish the day a beach campfire and marshmallow roast.

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, whale watching or even take a boat to the natural hot springs. Return to Tofino for the night and go out to a bar to eat dinner and play some games.

Day 3 – West Coast to Vancouver

Before we leave the coast we’ll take a leisurely hike along the Wild Pacific Trail, past some amazing rock formations, to an active light house. On our way back to Nanaimo to catch the ferry we will stop at Port Alberni, and soon after Cathedral Grove and Cameron Lake. Our last stop before the ferry will be at Coombs Market, with their famous gelato and ice creams and the Goats on the Roof Market! The bus will arrive in Vancouver at approximately 9:30 pm and your trip to Vancouver Island will come to an all-too-soon end.


  • Two nights accommodation
  • 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 – TBA

Adult rate – TBA

    NOTE – participants must be 15 or older unless accompanied by an adult / parent / chaperone. Due to the nature of the tour, we can not take children under 5.

Room Upgrade Costs

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

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

No solo traveller room upgrades available.


  • TBA

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

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 

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.


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 

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.


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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