Culture & Artisanship

Wood Carver Tools

Starting with the artistry of the Nuu-chah-nulth people, the West Coast has long sparked a creative fire in those who live and visit here. From painters to musicians, woodworkers to food artists—talent is in abundance! This ingenuity extends to other crafts, as well: our local brewery is a popular community hub and purveyor of small-batch brews, our annual film festival a much-anticipated event and local florists, photographers and jewellery-makers use their mediums to define unique interpretations of appreciating this region.

Chesterman Beach Ravens
Chesterman Beach Ravens by Dan Law
Bentwood Box
Sol Maya Studio
Henry Nolla Gallery
Tofino Artwork
A Carver's Shed
Cultural Canoe Tour

Immerse Yourself

A day of cultural experiences as suggested by our Concierge, Antoine
HMS Discovery

8:00am

Enjoy a coffee in the Lookout Library to read up on local history, or visit the Henry Nolla Gallery beside the Inn’s Driftwood Café.

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Tashii Cultural Tour

9:30am

Embark on a Cultural Tour of Clayoquot Sound and learn about the first peoples of this coast while paddling a traditional hand-hewn canoe.

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Christen Dokk Smith at Henry Nolla's Carving Shed

12:00pm

Walk Chesterman Beach and pop into the Carving Shed to see skilled artists at their trade.

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Tofino Brewery on Tap

1:30pm

Enjoy a pint of craft beer in the tasting room at Tofino Brew Co.

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Tofino Botanical Gardens

2:15pm

Visit the Tofino Botanical Gardens and wind through paths of sculptures amidst the cultivated landscape.

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Eagle Aerie Gallery

3:45pm

Wander around town and visit the craft shops and galleries—The Factory, Merge, Caravan and Eagle Aerie Gallery are perfect places to find something special to take home with you.

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Music Nights at the Driftwood Café

8:00pm

Attend a musical evening at Darwin’s Café by the Tofino Botanical Gardens or the Inn’s Driftwood Café.

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Discover in and around Tofino

The spirit of discovery

We’re here to help! We know having so many excellent options is exciting, and has the potential to appear overwhelming. Let us assist you in navigating the generous variety of experiences and opportunities the West Coast offers. With local knowledge and expertise, we offer recommendations and booking services to make a custom itinerary that’s just the right fit for you.

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