Some might say getting caught in a winter storm is unlucky. Not in the eyes of Tofino locals and seasoned storm watchers. The much anticipated months between October and April transform the area and Pacific Ocean into a mysterious, powerful and awe-inspiring destination. Pack your raincoat and gumboots to face the elements and make sure to book a cozy accommodation where you can view the beach and ocean while getting comfy in front of the fireplace. These are the essentials for a successful Storm Watching Getaway in Tofino.
- 2, 3 or 4 nights in Tofino at Long Beach Lodge in a standard or deluxe beachfront room
- Roundtrip Ferry transportation from Vancouver to Vancouver Island
- Ferry reservation in each direction based on availability, must be made 10 or more days prior to departure (non-changeable).
- Detailed Travel Guide with recommendations of things to see and do
|Rates are per person including tax. Weekend surcharges apply. Not available for holiday travel (see details below)|
|2 Nights||Standard Double||Standard Single||Deluxe Beachfront Double||Deluxe Beachfront Single|
|Oct 21-Nov 6||from $549||from $1054||from $697||from $1337|
|Nov 7-Feb 4||from $424||from $781||from $539||from $1022|
|Feb 5-Mar 30||from $508||from $886||from $634||from $1159|
|3 Nights||Standard Double||Standard Single||Deluxe Beachfront Double||Deluxe Beachfront Single|
|Oct 21-Nov 4||from $760||from $1463||from $980||from $1904|
|Nov 5-Feb 3||from $560||from $1064||from $739||from $1421|
|Feb 4-Mar 29||from $665||from $1232||from $844||from $1631|
|4 Nights||Standard Double||Standard Single||Deluxe Beachfront Double||Deluxe Beachfront Single|
|Oct 1-Nov 3||from $949||from $1873||from $1190||from $2461|
|Nov 4-Feb 2||from $697||from $1337||from $938||from $1820|
|Feb 3-Mar 28||from $865||from $1579||from $1106||from $2114|
|Rates are per person including tax|
|Black out dates: Oct 3-5, 8-10, Nov 11-14, Dec 21- Jan 1, Feb 11-14|
Weekend Surcharge Applies:
· Surcharge per night when staying over on a Friday or Saturday night:
$34 + tax per person (based on double occupancy)
$59 + tax per person (based on single occupancy)
· Up to 2 people per room
Cancelled up to 8 days in advance: Refundable, less a $95-110 processing fee
2 Night Option
Day 1: Vancouver – Tofino
At your leisure take the ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. To make sure you have a pleasant stress-free journey, we are including complementary ferry reservations for you. Once you arrive on Vancouver Island a multitude of amazing things await you.
Day 2: Tofino
Today is at your leisure. There are also many great hiking options to choose from. Bundle up and experience storm watching at its finest. During some of the most violent storms, 12-metre-tall ocean swells pound Cox Bay beaches and Headland View Point while winds over 60 knots in force scream off the Pacific Ocean, blasting sea water and rain in equal parts. You can also experience this all from the comfort of your oceanview room.
Day 3: End of trip
Today, head back to the ferry in Nanaimo and cruise back to the mainland.
3 & 4 Night packages receive additional nights at hotel with free time to explore
The number of Pacific storms that hit Tofino varies from year-to-year. Some years there are only a handful; other years we have experienced as many as 20 storms during storm season (mid-to-late fall and winter).
During some of the most violent storms, 12-metre-tall ocean swells pound Cox Bay beaches and Headland View Point while winds over 60 knots in force scream off the Pacific Ocean, blasting sea water and rain in equal parts.
Long Beach Lodge Resort is the best place to witness these tempests as the resort’s beach is the only beach outside of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve that is fully exposed to the open Pacific.
On less-ferocious days the brave, bundled in their rain gear, lean into the winds, laugh nervously, and sometimes lose their breath to a gust while others sit safely behind double-pane glass, enjoying natures’ spectacular ferocity, wine or scotch in hand, by the fire in Long Beach Lodge Resort’s Great Room.
As there is a possibility of being swept to sea during the strongest storms, it is a good idea to stay away from the beach and observe all that nature can offer from the comfort of your room or Long Beach Lodge Resort’s Great Room. Either way, a Pacific storm must be seen to be truly appreciated.
It is interesting to note that while storms don’t usually show up until November, last year we’ve had two spectacular storms in October. Long Beach Lodge Resort is the best place to witness these tempests as the resort’s beach is the only beach outside of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve that is fully exposed to the open Pacific. With no natural barriers to break the wind and surf, storm watching is at its very best at Long Beach Lodge Resort.