Spring Is The Perfect Time To Go Kite Surfing In Tofino & Ucluelet

Storm season is over, whales have just started to migrate North, it is the perfect time of the year to get to the west coast Vancouver Island, and enjoy its sandy beaches, the beautiful nature, and the waves! Here are my favorite things to do in Tofino and Ucluelet.


Tofino is a small district on Vancouver Island sprawling on a peninsula within Clayoquot Sound. Within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, sits the village of Tofino.

With its sandy beaches with year-round surfing facilities include Cox Bay, Chesterman Beach and popular Long Beach, part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, it’s easily understandable why the surfing capital of Canada is at the top of so many lists of the places to surf in the World.

In spite of its World notoriety, Tofino remains a picturesque rough-and-tumble frontier that is easygoing, outgoing, enterprising, unpretentious and resolutely friendly. Yet it also boasts swank beachfront resorts, excellent restaurants and a dynamic First Nations arts scene rooted in nature.

Things To Do In Tofino

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is one of the most spectacular location in Canada its endless soft-sand beaches are perfect for long walks and to surf. I would recommend stopping by the Kwisitis Visitor Centre to learn about the Nuu-chah-nulth fascinating culture.

Hot Springs Cove

Located 27 nautical miles northwest of Tofino, this gem is on the coastline of Maquinna Provincial Park. It is a full day adventure to get to this remote and rusting cove. On your journey to reach the hot springs expect to see all the amazing wildlife Vancouver Island has to offer.

Paddle Boarding

If surfing isn’t for you, the spectacular beaches of Tofino are also perfect for paddle boarding. If you ever encounter a playful whale, just relax and be serene; keep your distances, don’t get in the way, and enjoy.