When you see photos of these long sandy shores, you might be surprised this spot is in Canada. But tucked away in Vancouver Island, you can discover a paradise. B.C.'s Tofino has 35 kilometres of beaches right on the pacific and it's a must-see for anyone who gets to check out the province.

Tofino is a district off Canada's west coast known for its natural beauty, ancient rainforest, fresh seafood, and fantastic surfing. 

It is five and a half hours away from Vancouver, but along the way, you can make a pit stop in Coombs to see the famous Goats On The Roof.

If you enjoy spending time outdoors in the sunshine, you'll love it here in the summer. You can spend your time swimming at Long Beach, a pristine stretch of 16 kilometres of white sand next to the rainforest.

Or you can try to catch a wave at the crescent-shaped Cox Bay where surfers hang. While there, you'll want to visit the Cox Bay lookout, where you can see how long the coastline stretches.

Meanwhile, Chesterman Beach will have you feeling like Ariel from Disney's Little Mermaid. In the low tidal pools, you can find colourful starfish and sea anemones without snorkelling.

If you are lucky, you might spot orca, humpback and grey whales splashing above the waves. 

With so much to see and do, you'll undoubtedly want to go for a weekend, and the best spot to stay is Wild Pod Glamping. There you'll be able to enjoy a dazzling view of the ocean right from bed.

When you go, make sure to pack some hiking boots because there are a ton of trails to explore.

There is no need to fly to Hawaii to try surfing. It is time to plan a road trip to enjoy an unforgettable beach day much closer to home.

Tofino

Address: Tofino, BC

Why You Need To Go: There is a gorgeous sparkling turquoise water oasis where you can have the ultimate beach day.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.


 


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