Storm Watching

The winds will swirl and waves may crash, all adding to your adventure here in Tofino, where winter storm watching was born. Storm season, spanning November to February, brings a series of perfect storms from the mighty Pacific Ocean, and we have some fabulous vantage points to take them in, such as the Kwisitis Visitor Centre in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, the Tonquin Trail, or Chesterman Beach, with the Lennard Island lighthouse in the background.

"Every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously."
George Gissing from 'The Private Papers of Henry Ryecrof'

Witness the twenty-foot swell rolling in toward the shore, and listen to the gales howling about during your Tofino winter storm watching getaway. After the fury, be sure to beachcomb the shore for some post-storm flotsam and jetsam, because you never know what surprises you'll find!

Whether you want your storm straight-up with the rain glistening on your yellow slicker and the wind playing tricks with your scarf, or prefer to take a front row seat within the warmth of a local eatery or from the comfort of your own room (or a spa), you'll never look at stormy weather the same way again.


From B&B’s nestled in old-growth forest to beachfront resorts, and from guided nature walks to Hot Springs Cove adventures, there is a perfect option for everyone.

Call our Visitor Center in Tofino toll-free 1.888.720.3414 between 10am and 5 pm daily to learn about all your accommodation and activity choices, and Storm Watching specials. 

Or, if you prefer, fill out our online inquiry form and let the accommodations get back to you directly with their best Storm Watching offers. View all accommodation options here.

See you in Tofino soon!


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