Tofino Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 94%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 80%Family Travelers
- 63%Local Culture
- 57%Green Travelers
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- TofinoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11
Another notoriously chilly spot that's become hot among surfers looking for something different: Canada. From tidal bores and rolling rivers to perfect island beach breaks, this North American giant has a lot to offer the enthusiastic hunter of waves. Tofino on Vancouver Island, BC has now become known as Canada's surf capital. Offering up 35 km of surfable beach appropriate to surfers of all levels as well as stupendous scenery, wildlife and a fun surf vibe. This destination is attractive to novice and expert riders alike, even if the cool of winter here is best for swell. Out on the other side of the country, a couple of American surfers have recently made a name for themselves riding the tidal bore on the Petitcodiac River in Moncton in New Brunswick. A rare phenomenon involving a massive bay wave spilling back into the mouth of the river at high tide, the pair spent two and a half hours in July 2013 surfing over 20 miles upriver, earning them the North American record for the longest wave ever. Landlocked surfers in middle Canada also get creative, surfing river waves on the Santa Claus in Calgary, Habitat 67 in Montreal and others.Recommended for:
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Tofino is a little slice of Heaven at the end of the road. Tucked into the far corner of Vancouver Island this little town is a haven for surfers, bohemians and travellers looking for the edge of the out back and beyond.Recommended for:
Although this is very small populated area, it is a tourist area in the summer. Great place to watch a storm come in. Tofino offers so many activities like surfing, hiking, golfing and of course lounging on the beach etc..etc.. This would be something that you would be able to combine with a visit to Butchart Gardens and Victoria. All worth seeing!
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