8 days in Tofino, Coombs & Parksville Itinerary

8 days in Tofino, Coombs & Parksville Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tofino
— 3 nights
2
Coombs
— 1 night
3
Parksville
— 3 nights

3
nights
Tofino

Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Visiting Wild Pacific Trail and Chesterman Beach will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, trek along Rainforest Trail, let the kids burn off some steam at Village Green, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wickaninnish Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tofino trip builder app.

Vancouver to Tofino is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Tofino is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coombs.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Wild Pacific Trail, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

1
night
Coombs

Coombs ©
On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Butterfly World Coombs, look for all kinds of wild species at World Parrot Refuge, don't miss a visit to Old Country Market, thenview the masterpieces at Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Pyromania Pottery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coombs trip planner.

Getting from Tofino to Coombs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Parksville.

Things to do in Coombs

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
World Parrot Refuge ©
World Parrot Refuge
Butterfly World Coombs ©
Butterfly World Coombs
Old Country Market ©
Old Country Market

3
nights
Parksville

With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Parksville: Elk Falls Suspension Bridge (in Campbell River) and Cathedral Grove (in Port Alberni). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and play a few rounds at Riptide Lagoon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Parksville day trip planning tool.

Parksville is just a short distance from Coombs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Parksville

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Campbell River, Cathedral Grove, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove

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