What is the weather going to be like?

Proximity to the Pacific Ocean keeps temperature cool in the summer and mild in the winter. Average temperatures in the summer and winter are relatively stable and cool.


As the weather warms up during spring, summer activities begin in earnest from April onwards. Warm temperatures during the day and comfortable cooler temperatures overnight. Summer is driest of all seasons, making it an ideal time to explore. Daytime temperatures range from 11-19°C (51-66 F) in the spring and summer months.


This time is considered the wet season on Vancouver Island, November being considered the wettest month of the year. The winds pick up to produce bigger swell with more power and storm watching is one of the top things to do. Daytime temperatures range from 1-8°C (33-46 F) in the fall and winter months.

What equipment/clothing will I need?

When you inquire about or register for a specific hiking tour, we'll email you a detailed packing list for that particular trip.

Regardless of your tour, it is always good practice to be prepared to spend the day outside in all types of weather. Here is an example of what you could bring with you on anyone of our day hikes. If there is something that you don't have that you feel like you need, you will have the opportunity to buy it at our outdoor gear store when you arrive for the trip.

  • Soft shell pants
  • Wicking layer
  • Warm jacket (sweatshirt, lightweight down jacket)
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Warm hat (for colder days)
  • Small backpack (20 litres)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking boots 
  • Water, at least 1L 
  • Hiking poles (optional)

Do you provide transportation?

Yes most of our tours, transportation is provided. Please read through the Important Information section of the tour pages as some products differ slightly. For our National Park hikes, round trip transportation is provided with pick ups from all major hotels in the Tofino area. Some of our tours are located on islands a short distance away from Tofino or search for wildlife by boat in Clayoquot Sound, which we provide boat transportation service for but guests are required to meet us at our office for our marina departure. All of these details will be discussed during the booking process.

Will my guide know much about natural history?

All of our hiking guides are very knowledgeable about the history of the areas they guide in. You will have the option to learn about the natural and cultural history of the region you are venturing into. There is a tremendous amount of fascinating history to learn about if you're interested, so just let your guide know how much you want to know!

What is the age limit for children to go on a tour?

For the most part we recommend that children be age 12 or older to participate on most of our trips. If your child is under the age of 12 please give us a call and we'll work with you and discuss which tours are family friendly. We have lots of tours to choose from and all ages are welcome.



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