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Accomodation recommendations

elephant and castle
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Accomodation recommendations

Hi, Having visited the fabulous Tofino a couple of times back in 2001 during the winter when we stayed at the Inn at Tough City ( I love that place) we are coming back for 10 days this September 13/14 with friends. We are looking for top quality value for money accomodation for 4/5 people-preferably right on the beach and within walking/cycling distance of Tofino.

I am also looking for recommendations for things to do - our friends are keen walkers/hikers. I would also like to do some canoing and bird watching. Can we bear or whale watch during September too?

All recommendations will be most gratefully received.

Yours in anticipation,


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elephant and castle
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1. Re: Accomodation recommendations

I meant to say self catering accomodation.

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2. Re: Accomodation recommendations

I used Tofino Vacation Rentals to arrange a 3 BR rental on Chesterman Beach last year and found them to be very good to work with. We were really pleased with the house we rented (it was one of the S Chesterman units closest to the beach).

I did a combo whale watching/hot springs trip in October one time and we saw a gray whale and a couple bears on the shore on the way to the hot springs, so I would imagine that seeing whales and/or bears in Sept is a possibility.

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We just got back from our second vist to Tofino- I too loved Tough City.

I really think Tofino Vacation Rentals is the way to go. We rented a four bedroom 3 bath house on Jensen's Bay. We were right on the bay no obstruction to the view at all and very good views from all bedrooms and living area. Beautiful house, hot tub, washer/dryer etc. A short walk (Less than 10 min for a person with some mobility issues and we were on Chesterman Beach. Last trip we did the condos at Eik's Landing and just loved it too. The staff can give you a feel for proximity to the water (A big priority for us). The Jensen Bay area is located in a bird sanctuary and we saw eagles and many other birds over our stay.

We loved hiking the Tombolo over to Frank Island at low tide. Nice view of the lighthouse on Leonard but make sure you know the tide schedule. Also you cannot actually go onto Frank Island (It is posted private property but you can get right next to it.)

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4. Re: Accomodation recommendations

The Best Western Tin Wis is right on the beach and it offers suites with kitchens so you can cook your own meals.

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