If surfing is just not your style, sea kayaking is another popular Tofino sport. Viewing marine wildlife, including the beautiful grey whales, and enjoying coastal views from a kayak or chartered boat is not to be missed on a visit to Tofino!
Tofino holds many festivals during the year, which draw the attention of visitors from near and far. Each March, the Pacific Rim Whale Festival is held to celebrate the migration of the grey whales. This event is attended by marine biologists, environ-mental protection activists and many people that enjoy watching and learning about the whales. Other festivals during the year include the Tofino Food and Wine Festival in June, and the Tofino Lantern Festival in August - both popular events attract many travellers to Tofino.
The Tofino area has long been a place thriving with skilled artists and craftspeople. Each year in Sep-tember, a two day event called Art in the Garden is held to exhibit local art and music. Year round, visitors enjoy strolling through local retail art and craft shops. You can even participate in workshops to learn the local First Nation traditional artwork, as well as other styles of art and crafts by local artisans.