Spring Break Tofino Family Activities

Spring Break Tofino Family Activities
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Spring Break Tofino Family Activities

Ahhh… can you feel it? The anticipation of spring is upon us with Spring Break right around the sweet-smelling corner. The days are getting longer, blooms are sprouting, and here in Tofino, the whales are starting to arrive, right on cue. Whether you’re staying with us during Spring Break or thinking about it, here are some Tofino family activities to make this year one that will go down in your family history.


While every season is uniquely spectacular in Tofino, there’s something about being surrounded by ocean, rainforest, and wildlife as you witness Mother Nature waking up to the renewal of spring. Like a breath of fresh air, it’s time to reset, reconnect, get outside, and get away to enjoy Tofino family activities and adventures like these family favourites.

Pacific Rim Whale Festival

Celebrate the annual arrival of over 20,000 migrating Grey whales at the Pacific Rim Whale Festival—March 16 to 24—featuring a week-long calendar of entertaining and educational events. From the Spout Ball and Parade of Whales and Wonders to Maritime Kids Day and Whale Spotting at the Amphitrite Lighthouse in neighbouring Ucluelet, take your pick of free and ticketed events.

Pacific Rim Whale Festival - Spring Break Family Activities - Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Tofino, BC

Go Family Whale Watching

For a breathtaking, up-close look at whales passing by Tofino shores, go whale watching from the comfort of an enclosed vessel or outside deck as you cruise around spectacular islands and inlets in majestic Clayoquot Sound. Experience why Tofino is one of the best whale watching destinations in the world with our Ultimate Family Whale Watching Package, including an exclusive 2-for-1 offer for Pacific Sands families.

Family Whale Watching Tour - Spring Break Family Activities - Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Tofino BC

Visit Ucluelet Aquarium

As Canada’s first collect-and-release aquarium, Ucluelet Aquarium makes learning about the marine life of Clayoquot and Barkley Sound fun and hands-on, complete with touch tanks and evolving exhibits of cool fish (and sometimes octopus!). It’s a great way to spend an afternoon while exploring Ucluelet, or make a day of it with a stop at Long Beach and Pacific Rim National Park along the way.

Ucluelet Aquarium touch tanks - a must do Tofino family activity during Spring Break!

Rent Bikes and explore

Go two-wheel sightseeing with our convenient, onsite Tofino Bike Co. rental fleet, including beach cruisers, geared bikes, kid’s bikes, e-bikes, and mountain bikes as well as child seats and chariots. Discover Tofino beaches and trails, or take the easy multi-use path into town. All rentals come with helmets and locks and are available for half-day, full-day, or multi-day rental.

Tofino Bike Rentals - Spring Break Family Activities - Pacific Sands, Tofino, BC

Family Surf Lessons

As Canada’s surf capital, Tofino is renowned for its year-round surf appeal, miles of sandy surf-able beaches, and world-class waves. Just imagine getting your whole family out surfing over Spring Break! With Cox Bay—the #1 surf beach—steps from your suite and our onsite Surf Shack offering surfboard rentals and lessons for all ages/abilities by Surf Sister Surf School, it doesn’t get more convenient and fun. You could all be high-fiving in the waves before you know it!

Family Surf Lessons - Spring Break Family Activities - Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Tofino BC

Photo credits:
Pacific Rim Whale Festival/Andrea Holien
Family Surf Lessons/Mike Clark