Cox Bay Beach Resort

1431 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Accomodation for 10 and surfing rental deals?

by Catherine_C

Hi there,
I'm looking to accomodate up to 10 people in Tofino. I'm invisioning a cabin with a kitchen and fireplace. Looking to stay for 3-4 nights in late August/September 2006. Doesn't need to be posh, just clean. I'm thinking $30-60/per person per night- if that's possible.

We will be surfing during those days. Are you aware of any surfing companies that offer deals for groups of 8-10 people (I'm thinking 1 class on the first day and 2-3 days of rental)?

Thank you kindly for your help!

RE: Accomodation for 10 and surfing rental deals?

by nebulaflash

Go to my Tofina page and look under accommodations - there's a couple of cottages there that might take 10 and its on Chesterman Beach. Good luck.

RE: Accomodation for 10 and surfing rental deals?

by Carmanah

You could potentially book a cabin at the Ocean Village Resort which is a collection of cedar cabins on Mackenzie Beach. is their website. I stayed there in 1994 and would love to go back. It's not posh, but definitely clean and definitely more in spirit with the local Tofino vibe than the posh lodges actually are. At least in my opinion :)

Travel Tips for Tofino

Check Out the Boards

by opiumpoppy

The way to find things, or find out about things going on, is the boards - the one outside the Co-Op, and the one inside the Common Loaf Bakery are the two most common ones used. Looking for a used surfboard, a place to live, random junk, yoga lessons, a bike, an event - look here first.

Cathedral Grove

by Carmanah

Cathedral Grove (in MacMillan Provincial Park) is a stand of some of the largest and oldest Douglas fir trees in the world. Some trees are 800 years old and 9 meters in circumference! If you're driving in or out of Tofino, you will pass Cathedral Grove on your way. It's located just south of Port Alberni.

The park is relatively small - you pull off the highway, park your car, and go for a walk. The paths are pretty even, as I seem to recall, and are not strenuous at all. It's definitely a "walk" as opposed to a true "hike". I don't remember how long we stayed there, but we were driving from Nanaimo to Tofino when we went, and we probably spent 20 minutes there. There's information about the trees and the forest as you walk through, so it's an education experience as well.

Unfortunately over the past decade (perhaps due to global warming?) Vancouver Island has been experiencing fierce winter storms with stronger-than-normal hurricane-like winds - winds which have knocked down some of these trees. The last time I visited was in 1994, so it's well over 10 years. However, I have been told that it's still very much worth a visit as many of the trees still survive.

The only way to get here is by car - no public transit stops here. The park is also free, although there may be a donation box - some parks on Vancouver Island have them as a way to help maintain the park.

Visit the "Ancients"..Meares Island Cedars...

by Greggor58

The ancient stands of mostly cedars is a MUST SEE when visiting the Tofino area.Its just simply AMAZING that these old beauties can grow to the size that they do.

The trail is part boardwalk and part MUCK....or at least it was the last time that I was there.The trail itself is few kms long and is not too difficult a walk.If you can make this little side trip you wont be disappointed.The trail brings you through and around old growth forest and you'll get to see some old Giants!

From the Wharf area in town you can easily find a form of water "taxi" to and from Meares Island...the cost likely upwards to $ 30.00 return.

Float plane

by toonsarah

This was an experience to rival the whale watching trip in Tofino as “best bit of the holiday” – in fact on reflection this one maybe just takes the prize! We both love flying but had never had the chance to go up in a float plane before, so when we saw this tour on offer we couldn’t resist. We were lucky enough to be the only passengers, and the whole flight was amazing! Firstly, taking off from water rather than a runway was of course new for us. Then, the views as we flew out over Clayoquot Sound were fantastic – deserted coves, unspoiled wooded hills and here and there a picturesque home tucked away on a private bay. Further out we came to the real highlight, viewing some of the grey whales from above, including this mother and calf. Far too soon the 20 minute flight was over and we headed back to Tofino for the final treat, the touch-down on the sea. A truly memorable experience!

Our tour cost $65 (Canadian) per person back in 2002, but I haven’t been able to find out what they charge now. Whatever it is, if you can afford it it’s worth it!

NB There are more photos in my travelogue if you're interested

Tide Pool Exploration

by WesHK

Tide pools around Tofino are great places to explore. During low tide, you can walk around the rocks and find all sorts of creatures including brightly colored starfish and anemones.

Stop by the tourist office to find out when low tide will be. They can also point you to several good beaches to look at tide pools. One place to try is Mackenzie Beach.


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Address: 1431 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, V0R 2Z0, Canada