Perched on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park close to Long Beach and bordering Chesterman Beach, consider Pacific Sands Beach Resort a natural adventure hub to pristine beaches, ancient rainforests and the world-renowned, majestic fjords around Meares Island and Clayoquot Sound.

And just 7 kilometres south of Tofino, you’re just a short drive, jog or bike ride to a cultural hotbed of native artisans, restaurants and friendly locals.


    Fun, relaxing, and not to mention great exercise, surfing offers the ultimate connection to you, the ocean and an inner balance that surfers call "tapping the source". And they say, you'll never look at life quite the same way again.

    At Pacific Sands Beach Resort, you have world-famous surfing right outside your door. And with Surf Sister Surf School, you’re in good hands. All of the professional, enthusiastic instructors are qualified in Lifesaving, First Aid and CPR, meeting all requirements as determined by the British Columbia Association of Surf Instructors.

    Pre-register for your lesson through Pacific Sands and enjoy the convenience of having all your gear delivered to our Beachside Gazebo.

    Three hour lesson during the spring, summer and fall start at $79 per person including all gear*. Contact us for more info toll free at 1.800.565.2322 or visit Surf Sister. Please note participants must be over 12 years of age.

    * Plus applicable taxes.

    Live To Surf – surf and boogie board rentals

    Already a surfing enthusiast? Live To Surf is Tofino's first surf-shop established back in 1984. Offering Canada's largest surfing, skating, and skimboarding rental selection, we are pleased to recommend Live To Surf.

     For more information visit Live to Surf.

  • Tofino Paddle Surf

    Tofino Paddle Surf offers Standup Paddle Boarding tours, lessons and rentals in Tofino, BC, Canada. Quality equipment and quality instruction focusing on skill, safety, etiquette and an appreciation for our coastal environment.

    Join us at our beach front location for Standup Paddle Boarding and Surf rental, retail, learning and fun! Lifelong local surf experts offer you an experience of a lifetime and introduce you to an EPIC way to be on the water, enjoy the scenery and the wildlife.  Get a fun workout and learn something new!!

    Group and private lessons and tours available. Beginners to intermediate. Flatwater and surf. Learn from Tofino's ORIGINAL Standup Paddle Board and Surf Crew, Tofino Paddle Surf
  • Wilderness Tours

    An adventurer’s nirvana, the Tofino/Long Beach area is showcased and celebrated by some of the most experienced and distinguished wildlife tour operators in the world.

    If watching a pod of whales breeching or bears beachcombing intrigues you, ask us how. We’ll match your inner-Discovery Channel with the wilderness experience you’ve always dreamed of.

    Pacific Sands recommends several world-class adventure tour operators including Jamie's Whaling Station and West Coast Aquatic Safaris. Contact us for more info toll free at 1.800.565.2322
  • Fishing Charters

    Pacific Ocean fishing around Vancouver Island is widely considered to be some of the best fishing in North America. And its bounty? From spring and coho salmon to halibut, tuna and more, enjoy a festival of fishing surrounded by breathtaking beauty.

    Pacific Sands Beach Resort works with several experienced fishing operators. For more information contact Braedy Mack ChartersClayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing, Tofino Sport Fishing and Cleanline Sport Fishing.

  • Air Tours of Clayoquot Sound

    You think you’re ready for it, and then you see it in all its majesty. As leave-you-breathless as it is world-renowned, enjoy a birds-eye view of Clayoquot Sound with incredibly scenic 20 and 45 minute tours in Cessna and Beaver float-planes.
    For more information visit Atleo Air or Tofino Air.
  • Pacific Rim National Park

    The exposed open coast of the Pacific Coast Mountains make up the spectacular surroundings of Pacific Rim. Composed of three areas – Long Beach, the West Coast Trail and the Broken Group of Islands – unique highlights include an island archipelago, old-growth coastal temperate rainforest, and archaeological sites. To really immerse yourself in this amazing marine and forest environment, interpretive programs are available throughout the summer.

    Please note that Day Use Fees apply:
    Adult (17-64)   $7.80
    Senior (65+)    $6.80
    Youth (6-16)    $3.90
    Family/Group  $19.60

    For more information visit Pacific Rim National Park

  • Cougar Annie’s Garden

    For decades, local character Ada Annie Rae-Arthur ran this remote and infamous nursery garden, shipping countless plant varietals across the country. Surrounded by rainforest trees, this five-acre heritage garden is a place of strange and compelling beautywith over two kilometres of meandering pathways and outbuildings that once housed goats and chickens. Resurrected from a tangle of salal, scotch broom, and salmonberry, Cougar Annie's Garden has endured for nearly one hundred years.

    Visitors are invited to view the garden on limited basis. Day trips can be arranged for organized groups throughout the spring and summer months.

    For more information visit Cougar Annie's Garden

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