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A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

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A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

My husband and I are planning to visit Vancouver a Island next September and plan to spend a week in Tofino. What should the weather be like in September?

Any advice on whale watching tours that operate at that time of year, and black bear viewing tours, and whether we can go on a sea plane flight, and any other information would be great, thanks so much in advance !

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1. Re: A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

Historical weather data for Tofino

…weather.gc.ca/climateData/dailydata_e.html…

Jamies offers all you request for whale and bear watching

http://www.jamies.com/

Tofino Air offers scenic charters of the area

http://www.tofinoair.ca/scenics_charters.asp

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2. Re: A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

September is late summer and typically a good time to visit. Rain on the west coast is always possible, so you have to be prepared for that, but if it's sunny you'll get cooler mornings and evenings, but potentially quite summery through the day.

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3. Re: A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

The tours are usually open to mid-late October and the fall is supposed to be a good time for spotting humpbacks.

Weather in Tofino can be rainy but it should still be nice. The summer crowds will die down which should make it easier to book tours and hotels at affordable prices.

I haven't been to Tofino at that time of year, but in other parts of Canada September is usually a great time for seeing bears. They are busy trying to fatten up for winter...so wherever there are food sources, berries, fish etc...there will be bears.

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5. Re: A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

Thanks so much for your detailed replies, I will post some time in early 2014 when we have flights booked and a more detailed itinerary,

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6. Re: A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

Have only been there in spring but it is breathtakingly beautiful, remote, and highly recommended. Seafood was wonderful no matter where we ate. Drive from Victoria beautiful too. Enjoy!!

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We were there in May 2014 and went on three trips with Remote Passages- they were excellent. Bear watching in the zodiac was great and the guide was really knowledgable and enthusiastic. We did a little whale watching on the way to the hot springs (which I would also recommend) and again the guide was great. The area is so beautiful-this was probably the beast holiday we've ever had! Hope you enjoy it too.

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8. Re: A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

Thanks Diane, we are getting really excited about our trip, we have booked a whale watching tour with Ocean Outfitters in a zodiac, which should be great. Where did you stay in Tofino and did you get to sample any restuarants?

Sally

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9. Re: A week in Tofino in September 2014, we are from the UK

Sally,

Believe all you read about Vancouver Island and especially the West Coast. We ate at Sobo, great fish dishes, and for coffee, cake and people watching, try The Common Loaf in the middle of town.

We stopped at Harvey House; its run by fellow Brits and is deservedly number 1 in the TA charts. Its just two minutes walk from one of the most fabulous beaches that you will ever walk on.

Not sure what your entire schedule is but its best to avoid the drive from the East Coast to the West Coast in the dark!

Neil

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