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Tonquin Park

Via a network of walking trails, make your way through verdant old-growth forest to gentle waters and a wide sandy beach on the Pacific Coast.

Tonquin Park is comprised of a leafy tract of preserved rainforest, which leads from the edge of Tofino to the sandy shores of Clayoquot Sound. Explore the walking trails that wind through the forest reserve and find scenic boardwalks and two sheltered beaches. Admire views of a magnificent ocean panorama dotted with islands.

Embark on the Tonquin Trail and begin your stroll on the wooden stairway, which descends into the forest below. The forest gives way to the wide sweep of Tonquin Beach, which is lapped by gentle Pacific Ocean waves. Stroll along the sandy shoreline and admire the views across the water. This beach is a popular spot to watch the sunset on sunny summer evenings. Spend the day playing in the sheltered waters or continue on your walk through Tonquin Park’s majestic forests.

The Tonquin Trail continues from the beach to another set of wooden stairs. Ascend the stairs and find the easy trail that wraps around the Pacific coastline, weaving in and out of the forest’s edge. Branching off toward the sea from this main trail are several shorter trails that lead to spectacular viewpoints. Check out the Maze Lookout, which presents panoramic views of the Templar Channel, Wickaninnish Island and the lighthouse on top of Lennard Island. You can also spot the site where the merchant vessel, the Tonquin, mysteriously wrecked off Vancouver Island in 1811.

Another trail includes a forested loop walk, which showcases some of the breathtaking flora within Tonquin Park. Reach the end of the Tonquin Trail at the rocky shores of Third Beach. If the tide is low, you can explore the rock pools with the kids.

Tonquin Beach and the Tonquin Trail are easily accessible from the road that marks the park’s northeastern border and the Tonquin Community Hall. There is plenty of street parking available at either entrance. Alternatively, make the 15-minute journey from Tofino to the trailhead on foot. The trail is approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) long and contains several sets of stairs. Be sure to bring plenty of water for your walk.


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Lodging Near Tonquin Park

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$73
Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge

Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge

1119 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino
4.3
of 5, from 589 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Tofino hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mackenzie Beach and Tofino Botanical Gardens. Chesterman Beach and Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Mackenzie Beach Resort

Mackenzie Beach Resort

1101 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino
3.3
of 5, from 22 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Tofino cabin is within a 15-minute walk of Tofino Botanical Gardens and Mackenzie Beach. Chesterman Beach and Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Tofino Trek Inn

Tofino Trek Inn

371 Main street, Tofino
4.8
of 5, from 4 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tofino, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Aerie Gallery and Tofino Bike Park. Tonquin Park and Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$94
Tofino Resort & Marina

Tofino Resort & Marina

634 Campbell Street, Tofino
3.5
of 5, from 605 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eagle Aerie Gallery, Tofino Bike Park, and Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym. Tonquin Park and Tofino Botanical Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$100
Duffin Cove Oceanfront Lodging

Duffin Cove Oceanfront Lodging

215 Campbell St, Tofino
4.0
of 5, from 180 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tofino, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Aerie Gallery, Tofino Bike Park, and Tonquin Park. Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym and Tofino Botanical Gardens are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$89
Tofino Harbourview Motel

Tofino Harbourview Motel

542 Campbell St., Tofino
4.4
of 5, from 186 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tofino, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Aerie Gallery and Tofino Bike Park. Tonquin Park and Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$77
Tofino Travellers Guesthouse

Tofino Travellers Guesthouse

231 Main St, Tofino
4.4
of 5, from 46 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Aerie Gallery, Tofino Bike Park, and Tonquin Park. Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym and Tofino Botanical Gardens are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Schooner Motel

Schooner Motel

Campbell Street ,315-321, TOFINO
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Tofino, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Eagle Aerie Gallery and Tofino Bike Park. Tonquin Park and Alternative Tofino's Indoor Climbing Gym are also within 2 mi (3 km).