2019 Walking Tours







2019 School Tours
Tours will be offered every Friday of March with flexible start times.
The tours are geared towards elementary school ages and, though are not geared towards any particular grade range or curriculum.
Each tour is one hour long and will include a 30 minute walking portion and 30 minute activity portion.

Tour themes are:

  1. Japanese-Canadian Heritage in Clayoquot Sound;
  2. Načiks/Monks Point and;
  3. Tofino Through Time - History of the Downtown Tofino Area

To schedule a class tour of for further inquiries, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line: "Elementary School Tours 2019". Please indicate class size, preferred date and start time, and tour of interest.

Storm Bay, pre 1942. 

Japanese Heritage Festival Tours

In conjunction with the Pacific Rim Arts Society Cultural Heritage Festival we will be offering four 1hr Japanese Heritage walking tours through downtown Tofino. 

Tours begin at 331 Main Street at the Tofino Museum (black door) at 10 a.m.

Tour dates: May 18, 19, 25, 26

No registration required. Suggested donation $5-10. 

Cultural Heritage Festival: May 18 - June 1 2019

Learn more with this Westerly News article.



Japanese Heritage Walking Tour, May 18, 2019, photo by Josie Osborne. 

2019 Summer Tours 

1) Tofino Through Time - Starting June 9th through to September 1st

Meet us at the Whaler's on the Point Hostelling International TofinoSundays at 10:00 a.m. Embark on a walk through time, along the waterfront and main street, ending at the museum 331 Main Street (across from the Village Green).

The duration is 45min-1hr. The cost is sliding scale $5-10. Proceeds are greatly appreciated and allow the not-for-profit museum to continue to offer programming. 

Talking about the harbour islands and historic 'water highways'. Photo by Laurissa Cebryk.

2) Načiks/Monks/Grice Point - Starting July 6th through to September 29th 

Meet us at the Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum, Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. 

*Note: Folks who are not comfortable with walking up a steep hill or stairs or on uneven ground may find the Tofino Through Time tour more pleasant.

No tour August 10th. 

2019 Custom Tours
Custom tours are available throughout the year. Walking tours or museum tours of 1 hr to 30 min can be arranged by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Custom Tours 2018."

Ex. Museum tours, staff training, larger school groups, curriculum based, etc...

Jamie's Staff Training on maritime history. Photo by Natalie Chomitz.