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Tofino Surf Camp Canada

Join Pacific Surf School for fun and knowledgeable days of surfing! Learn the fundamentals of surfing, proper surf etiquette, and ocean awareness from their highly qualified and experienced instructors. Whether it's your first time surfing or you just want to brush up your skills, you will leave the camp with the confidence to tackle the waves there in Tofino or wherever else your travels may take you!


  • 3 days surf coaching
  • Video analysis session
  • Professional surfing photo package
  • Guided tours of Pacific Rim National Park and Tofino
  • Use of surfboard and wetsuits
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Airport and bus transfers
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The dorm rooms have multiple twin bunk beds. These are a great option for budget-wise groups of up to 10 people. All dorm rooms contain five bunk beds, double vanities and toilet quarters. Coin-free showering facilities offer 10 locking, private stalls. Each room is located on the main level with a private patio and direct access to the rainforest.


  • Beds made daily and towels provided
  • Comfy bed with personal lighting and plugin for your phone, laptop, or tablet
  • Covered hangout space and patio
  • Fire-pit (firewood available for purchase at the front desk)
  • Old-growth rainforest trail to the Tofino Inlet
  • Personal storage locker (bring a lock or rent one from the front desk)
  • Pub within stumbling distance
  • Shower room with nine private, locking showers and a third bathroom
  • Two in-room bathrooms

Pacific Surf School Canada Surf Camp Program

Surf travel is all about kicking back and having the time of your life, so Pacific Surf School partnered with the pros at Pacific Surf Co. to bring you a totally unique Canadian surfing experience. Enjoy three full days in Tofino and spend lots of time at the beach having fun while you learn the skills to surf all around the world.

You'll learn to develop your technique and style, watch video of your surf sessions, and surf every morning from Monday to Wednesday. You will work on wave selection, effective paddling, etiquette, and how to make the most of every wave you catch. Pacific Surf School will also teach you the fundamentals of surf forecasting (how to read winds, waves, and tides), so you'll forever know where to surf and when.



Arrive in Tofino on Sunday evening. Take your time and enjoy the trip out. They recommend you stopping at Coombs Market and Cathedral Grove along the way. Check-in begins at 16:00, but don't sweat it if you're running late. Just get here when you get here. Dinner is served until midnight.

Day 1

Meet your Tofino Travel guide, Drew, in the restaurant for breakfast at 08:00. He'll fill you in on everything that's to come. After breakfast, Drew will take you into Pacific Surf Co to meet your surf coach, Allan Pearson. Then it's time to get suited up and go surfing until noon! After lunch, Drew and Yogi will take everyone for a walk through the beaches and forests of Pacific Rim National Park!

Day 2

After breakfast, you'll meet Allan for your 09:00 lesson. Today is all about reading the waves, winds, and tides, then you will surf and shoot video. Tuesday afternoon is set aside for free time. Spend it relaxing, or for an additional charge you can head out whale watching, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, or on a visit up the coast to Hot Springs Cove. Interested? Just head to the front desk and they'll get you sorted. Tuesday night is known as "Tunes-Day" at the pub, so you might want to head over for a few drinks and some live music.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will meet Allan at 09:00 to review your surf footage from yesterday! You'll get to watch everyone's best waves and get some solid tips to help you improve your surfing (one hour). Then you will hit the surf again and shoot some more video (two hours). On Wednesday afternoon, Drew will take you on another adventure in Pacific Rim National Park so you can be blown away by the old-growth forest and endless, surf-filled beaches!


Spend a relaxed Thursday morning and eat breakfast with all your new friends before packing up and heading for home! Check-out is at 11:00 and Pacific Surf School hope you'll be back to the coast for another surf sometime soon!

Included excursions

Guided tours of Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park are included in this package.


Allan is the team motivator with enough energy for everyone and more to spare for you! Allan has graced lots of countries on his travels including; Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Mexico, and now Tofino. Allan also happens to be the shop mechanic and that has proven to be very useful as surf vehicles can be as unreliable as Tofino weather, lucky they've got Allan to depend on.



The district of Tofino is home to about 1,800 full time residents and lies on the west coast of Vancouver Island, within the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the tip of the Esowista Peninsula, at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound. The area was named Tofino in 1792 after the Spanish cartographer Vincente Tofino. Tofino is a very popular destination throughout most of the year, especially the summer when the local population swells to many times its winter size. It attracts adventure seekers of all kinds, surfers, nature lovers, campers, whale watchers, bear watchers, and anyone looking to escape the rush of the city. In the winter the crowds subside, however, many people still visit Tofino and the west coast to watch and experience storms on the Pacific Ocean. The beauty and peace that is found in the rainforests and waters off Tofino are known throughout the world and impress thousands of international tourists year after year.

Jamie's Rainforest Inn

Jamie’s Rainforest Inn, located in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, is the ideal location for your trip to Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. They are conveniently located on the main road into Tofino, just a short drive (4.6 kilometers) from the town center and less than a 10-minute walk from Chesterman Beach, one of Tofino’s most popular surfing beaches. The Inn sits on four acres of beautiful old growth coastal rainforest with easy access to our private waterfront (located on the inlet side of the Tofino peninsula). There are easy walking trails all over the property making this the perfect location to be fully immersed in the natural beauty that Tofino offers.

Nearby places

  • Chesterman beach - 10 minutes
  • Hot Springs Cove - 46 kilometers
  • Town center, 4.6 kilometers



  • Fishing
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hot spring nearby
  • Massage nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Zip lining nearby


  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Fireplace
  • Restaurant


  • Toiletries
  • Weddings


Three daily meals

Spending all that time in the surf is great exercise and you'll be able to relax and hang out after your surf session while they do all the work. Dinner will be served on the Sunday evening you arrive, and don't worry about running late because the kitchen is open until midnight. Breakfast will be served before you leave on the following Saturday. The menus include light options as well as hearty stuff to satisfy even the biggest eaters. Pacific Surf School are happy to accommodate vegetarians and everything they make can be ordered as gluten free. Alcoholic drinks are not included, but the bar is well stocked.


All breakfasts served with coffee, tea, or juice:

  • Classic breakfast: bacon, eggs, hash browns, and toast.
  • French toast: locally-made French loaf, vanilla and cinnamon whipped eggs, icing sugar, and syrup.
  • Toasted breakfast sandwich: two eggs fried or folded, ham or apple wood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, spinach, and tomato. Served with pan fried potatoes and toast.
  • Granola bowl: honeyed granola, nuts and dried fruit served atop a bowl of lightly sweetened cinnamon yogurt. Served with toast.


Lunch options change daily but here's a sample of some choices:

  • Grown-up grilled cheese: loaded with ham, layered cheddar, and Dijon mustard.
  • Tofino veggie sandwich: sautéed mushrooms, grilled vegetables, red onion, peppers, and melted cheddar cheese.
  • Beef dip au jus: piled high with freshly sliced roast beef and horseradish.
  • All served with fries, daily soup, salad, and a soft drink. Gluten-free bread available.


  • Wild pacific salmon or roasted chicken served with a daily selection of seasonal vegetables and your choice of wild seasoned rice, herbed nugget potatoes, whipped Yukon garlic mash, or fries.
  • Bouillabaisse: smoked tomato consommé with roasted fennel, the fish of the day, jumbo shrimp, clams, and mussels.
  • Rainforest pasta with your choice of sauce, noodles, veggies, meats, and seafood. Gluten-free noodles are available.
  • Big dinner salads
  • Beef, chicken, and salmon burgers served with crispy fries or salad.

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy whale watching, bear watching, hot springs tours, and boat access hikes
  • Experience zip lining at their coastal rain forest
  • Go on a fishing adventure
  • Go on a kayak tour
  • Relax and unwind with a massage
  • Stop in at Shelter Restaurant and enjoy some delicious fare
  • Visit Tofino Brewing Company for a taste-test and a quick tour of the brewery

What's included

  • 3 days surf coaching (Monday to Wednesday)
  • 3 daily full service meals
  • 3 trees planted in protected rainforest restoration areas
  • 4 nights shared co-ed accommodation
  • Airport and bus transfers
  • Guided tours of Pacific Rim National Park and Tofino
  • Local transport from and to surfing and tours
  • Professional surfing photo package
  • Surfboards and wetsuits
  • Surf prize pack
  • Video analysis session

What's not included

  • Airfares

How to get there

Driving directions from Nanaimo

  • Take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver to departure bay in Nanaimo.
  • Follow BC-19 North to the famous BC-4 West and drive until you reach Tofino.
  • Your destination is Jamie's Rainforest Inn located at 1258 Pacific Rim Highway. This trip will take approximately three hours.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tofino/Long Beach Airport (YAZ). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Pacific Surf School will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

If you're from Nanaimo, take the 8:30 a.m. ferry from Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal in West Vancouver to departure bay in Nanaimo.

Exit the terminal in Nanaimo and board the Tofino bus out front. Exit the bus at Cox Bay info centre in Tofino. The trip will take approximately four hours.

If you're from Victoria, catch the 2:25 p.m. Tofino bus from Ocean Island Inn located at 791 Pandora Avenue in downtown Victoria.

Exit the bus at Cox Bay info centre in Tofino. This trip will take approximately six hours.

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