Tofino & Beach Day

May
27
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 8:00AM - 8:30PM
Where:

Tofino, BC

Add to CalendarTofino & Beach Day05/27/2017 08:00 AM05/27/2017 08:30 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/Vancouver About Tofino You can’t leave Vancouver Island without visiting the West Coast. From Pacific Rim National Park to Cox Bay, experience some of Canada’s most beautiful beaches and wild, rugged coastlines.  On the way, we stop at Cathedral Grove and follow the trails through giant 800-year-old Douglas Fir trees.  A stop in downtown Tofino reveals a quaint surfer town with local artisan shops and art galleries.  Take some time to find the perfect café or restaurant and take in this laid back community’s unique coastal culture.  Join us at some of our favourite beaches and watch the surfers catching beach and point breaks, or search the shoreline for Pacific Ocean treasures.     Tofino Weather The weather in Tofino is known for being rainy, windy, foggy, and can be cold. We also get some beautiful sunny days as well. So remember to bring warm clothes just in case we have a cool and for the evening! The ocean water temperature is quite cold ranging from 7-15° degrees Celsius (Summer – Winter).     What to wear: Bring clothes for warm and cold weather A warm sweater and a light jacket (waterproof jacket if possible) Warm pants (if you have waterproof pants you may want to bring them) Appropriate footwear (running shoes, hiking boots, or gum boots)   What to bring: A change of socks, shoes, and pants: your clothes may get wet Water bottle  Snacks Money for shopping A small camera A packed lunch and dinner (unless you would like to buy your food) A warm hat or toque & gloves   Meeting Location:  VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby   Trip Includes: Transportation to and from Tofino, at hike at Cathedral Grove, time at the beach, shopping & free time.   Policies, Health & Safety We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.   How to Sign Up Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255. You will need to have your: Student card, Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Policy) Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)   Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us: Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception. Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons.   Waiver Form Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip. Contact Mike Bauche | Faculty of International Education Activity Program CoordinatorVancouver Island Universityp: 250.753.3245 x 2737    Tofino, BCfalse

About Tofino

You can’t leave Vancouver Island without visiting the West Coast. From Pacific Rim National Park to Cox Bay, experience some of Canada’s most beautiful beaches and wild, rugged coastlines.  On the way, we stop at Cathedral Grove and follow the trails through giant 800-year-old Douglas Fir trees.  A stop in downtown Tofino reveals a quaint surfer town with local artisan shops and art galleries.  Take some time to find the perfect café or restaurant and take in this laid back community’s unique coastal culture.  Join us at some of our favourite beaches and watch the surfers catching beach and point breaks, or search the shoreline for Pacific Ocean treasures.

 

Tofino, VIU, International Students, Activities, Student Life, Vancouver Island Univeristy

 

Tofino Weather

The weather in Tofino is known for being rainy, windy, foggy, and can be cold. We also get some beautiful sunny days as well. So remember to bring warm clothes just in case we have a cool and for the evening! The ocean water temperature is quite cold ranging from 7-15° degrees Celsius (Summer – Winter).

 

 

What to wear:

  • Bring clothes for warm and cold weather
  • A warm sweater and a light jacket (waterproof jacket if possible)
  • Warm pants (if you have waterproof pants you may want to bring them)
  • Appropriate footwear (running shoes, hiking boots, or gum boots)

 

What to bring:

  • A change of socks, shoes, and pants: your clothes may get wet
  • Water bottle 
  • Snacks
  • Money for shopping
  • A small camera
  • A packed lunch and dinner (unless you would like to buy your food)
  • A warm hat or toque & gloves

 

Meeting Location: 

VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby

 

Trip Includes:

Transportation to and from Tofino, at hike at Cathedral Grove, time at the beach, shopping & free time.

 

Policies, Health & Safety

We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

 

How to Sign Up

Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.

You will need to have your:

  1. Student card,
  2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Policy)
  3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

 

Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:

Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons.

 

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.

Contact

Mike Bauche | Faculty of International Education

Activity Program Coordinator
Vancouver Island University
p: 250.753.3245 x 2737

 

 

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