Kid-friendly Favourites in Tofino

Tofino is an awesome place to be a kid. There’s just so much fun to be had while exploring in and around Tofino. Check out this list of favourites to do with young explorers on your family vacation.

• Take a boat ride to Meares Island and walk through the Big Tree Trail.

• Attend a Parks Canada presentation at Green Point Campground Theatre, also in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Check for updates at

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• Roast wieners and marshmallows, build sandcastles, fly a kite. All to be done at the beach.

• Rent boogie boards and wetsuits to hit the waves, or visit Tofino’s Skatepark (Tuff City Skate Park).

• Take the family sea kayaking with a guide.

• Head to the Raincoast Education Society, located in The Ecolodge at the Tofino Botanical Gardens, to find fun outdoor education activities.

• While at the unconventional Tofino Botanical Gardens, explore the Children’s Garden and art installations that make a statement.

• Observe Tidal Pools at Chesterman Beach or MacKenzie Beach (low tide required).

• Visit the nautical-themed playground at the Village Green, between Second and Third Streets on Campbell Street.

• Find great children’s books, many of them written in British Columbia, at local bookstores and gift shops.

• Go for a round of miniature golf at the Long Beach Golf Course.

• Visit the Tuff City Bike Park, located up Arnet Road by the Community Centre.

• Walk down to the Fourth Street Dock to witness a working dock in action with commercial and sport fishing boats, and whale/bear watching vessels. Please be sure to supervise children here.

• Put on your raingear and boots and head to the beach, if you’re there at low tide, take a look in the tidal pools for an array of creatures.

• Build a sandcastle and decorate it, use mussel shells for shovels.

• Take a family bike ride—along the beach or the MUP (multi-use path).

• Skip rocks on the inlet.

• Go on a Family Fishing Excursion with Ocean Outfitters.

• Travelling to Tofino during COVID-19, please review the information at

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