New wellness experience lets guests soak up the great outdoors in Tofino
Photos by Marcus Paladino & Jill Salter
Tofino Resort + Marina is expanding its wellness offering with a remote wood-fired floating cedar sauna. The experience takes place 25 minutes by boat from the resort, surrounded by dense temperate rainforest.
Visitors can take a plunge into the Pacific Ocean to cool off, take a paddleboard out to soak up the scenic views or simply relax in built-in hammocks.
Reached either by a five-hour road trip from Vancouver or one-hour seaplane flight with Harbour Air, which lands at the resort’s docks, Tofino Resort + Marina has 63 guestrooms, a signature restaurant and Marine Adventure Centre, offering a hip home base from which to explore the pristine wilderness of Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
“We believe that Tofino is the tonic that travellers need to reset and rediscover their passion for travel, away from the crowds and immersed in nature,” says Christopher Fehr, general manager of Tofino Resort + Marina. “We are dedicated to increasing access to Tofino’s wilderness areas for all in a safe and responsible way, through immersive experiences at our Marine Adventure Centre and with the partnership and support of Tofino’s Indigenous Nations and communities.”
The Marine Adventure Centre offers all guests to Tofino a range of therapeutic nature experiences: rainforest nature walks; yoga by the harbour; learn to freedive courses; the chance to spot orcas, humpback whales, and black bears foraging along the shoreline; riding fat bikes along smooth sand beaches; hiking alpine peaks for unmatched inlet views of Vancouver Island’s ancient tall trees.
An Ocean Friendly Business and proud member of the Tribal Parks Alliance, Tofino Resort + Marina is committed to recognizing and supporting the West Coast’s Indigenous communities as well as protecting the area’s unique natural environment for future generations. Guests who stay or book an adventure at the resort contribute 2% of their total bill to these important initiatives, with the funds going directly to continuing the vital work of the unceded territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations and funding the ongoing environmental protection of wild salmon and the natural watershed in Tofino through the Fish for the Future Fund.
To learn more, visit tofinoresortandmarina.com.