Tofino & Wild Pacific Trail

Oct
20
When: Saturday, Oct 20, 2018, 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Where:

Tofino, BC

Add to CalendarTofino & Wild Pacific Trail 10/20/2018 08:00 AM10/20/2018 08:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverTrip Information Come discover the pristine coastline, temperate rainforest and some of Canada's most beautiful beaches along Vancouver Island's west coast. On route to Tofino, we will veer left towards Ucluelet and stop at the Wild Pacific Trail - hopping of the bus, we will take a refreshing walk through the mossy rainforest which leads to the famously rugged and wind-swept coastline. 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.   Trip Highlights The Wild Pacific Trail A walk on the Wild Pacific Trail will weave itself into your soul, whether this is your first visit or a daily ritual. This easy, family-friendly trail traces the edge of reefs where shipwrecks, whales and vistas abound. You will be enthralled by Vancouver Island's dramatic beauty and fascinating interpretive signs will enrich your visit to Ucluelet's famous 9km trail network. A perfect destination for photographers, storm watchers, bird watchers and hikers of all abilities. Tofino On the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, sits the village of Tofino. Nestled in the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Tofino is a prime destination for year-round surfing, beach time, exploring the outdoors through a number of guided activities and seeking inspiration from the wild. Things to do while visiting Tofino: Cultural Discovery If these trees could talk. Take a walk – or a paddle – through time for immersion into the history of this area. Beaches Every day is a beach day in Tofino! Get to know our local spots for sand, surf, sun and storm watching. Shops + Galleries Walk around and stay awhile. Shops and galleries in Tofino are locally owned and operated, making them one-of-a-kind finds. Food + Drink Tofino's food culture is unforgettable. Thoughtfully-sourced ingredients capture the taste of our coast, while a range of local spots captures the imaginations of foodies and casual diners alike. There's a Tofino taste for everyone. Tofino Brewery They brew small batch, handcrafted beer using high quality malted barley and Pacific Northwest hops. Their tasting room is open 7 days a week from 11am-10pm. Try a flight of their staples and seasonals, enjoy a pint of your favorite, or just grab some beer to-go! Please note – you are not legally allowed to drink on the bus or on public beaches, streets or sidewalks. You are welcome to purchase the beer and bring it back home to Nanaimo. http://tofinobrewingco.com/home What to wear: Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking  What to bring: Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains) Water bottle  Money if you wish to shop or buy food Snacks & Lunch (or money for food) A backpack to carry all your items Meeting Location: VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby Trip Includes: Round-trip transportation to Tofino, a hike at the Wild Pacific Trail, 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 Guard.me 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 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception. Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Building 255, 1st Floor International Commons. Waiver Form Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attchement 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 Kelsey Moon, Activity Program Coordinator phone: 250.753.3245, Ext. 2737 cell phone: 250.618.2549 e-mail: Kelsey.Moon@viu.caTofino, BCfalse

Trip Information

Come discover the pristine coastline, temperate rainforest and some of Canada's most beautiful beaches along Vancouver Island's west coast. On route to Tofino, we will veer left towards Ucluelet and stop at the Wild Pacific Trail - hopping of the bus, we will take a refreshing walk through the mossy rainforest which leads to the famously rugged and wind-swept coastline. 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.

 VIU Cultural Connections - Tofino & Wild Pacific Trail

Trip Highlights

The Wild Pacific Trail

A walk on the Wild Pacific Trail will weave itself into your soul, whether this is your first visit or a daily ritual. This easy, family-friendly trail traces the edge of reefs where shipwrecks, whales and vistas abound. You will be enthralled by Vancouver Island's dramatic beauty and fascinating interpretive signs will enrich your visit to Ucluelet's famous 9km trail network. A perfect destination for photographers, storm watchers, bird watchers and hikers of all abilities.

Tofino

On the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, within the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, sits the village of Tofino. Nestled in the heart of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Tofino is a prime destination for year-round surfing, beach time, exploring the outdoors through a number of guided activities and seeking inspiration from the wild.

Tofino

Things to do while visiting Tofino:

Cultural Discovery

If these trees could talk. Take a walk – or a paddle – through time for immersion into the history of this area.

Beaches

Every day is a beach day in Tofino! Get to know our local spots for sand, surf, sun and storm watching.

Shops + Galleries

Walk around and stay awhile. Shops and galleries in Tofino are locally owned and operated, making them one-of-a-kind finds.

Food + Drink

Tofino's food culture is unforgettable. Thoughtfully-sourced ingredients capture the taste of our coast, while a range of local spots captures the imaginations of foodies and casual diners alike. There's a Tofino taste for everyone.

Tofino Brewery

They brew small batch, handcrafted beer using high quality malted barley and Pacific Northwest hops. Their tasting room is open 7 days a week from 11am-10pm. Try a flight of their staples and seasonals, enjoy a pint of your favorite, or just grab some beer to-go! Please note – you are not legally allowed to drink on the bus or on public beaches, streets or sidewalks. You are welcome to purchase the beer and bring it back home to Nanaimo. http://tofinobrewingco.com/home

What to wear:

  • Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking

 What to bring:

  • Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
  • Water bottle 
  • Money if you wish to shop or buy food
  • Snacks & Lunch (or money for food)
  • A backpack to carry all your items

Meeting Location:

VIU Building 255 - Main Lobby

Trip Includes:

Round-trip transportation to Tofino, a hike at the Wild Pacific Trail, 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 Guard.me 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 pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.

Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in Building 255, 1st Floor International Commons.

Waiver Form

Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attchement 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

Kelsey Moon, Activity Program Coordinator

phone: 250.753.3245, Ext. 2737

cell phone: 250.618.2549

e-mail: Kelsey.Moon@viu.ca

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