Great Family Activities in Tofino

July 15th, 2017

T’ashii Paddle School is always excited to share our love of the Ocean, rainforest and overall, the natural beauty of the Tofino area with you and your family. We know that, while on vacation, keeping the kids interested and away from electronic devices can be a challenge. We also know …


Paddle with the Experts on the Dug-Out Canoe: Naturalist Ian Cruickshank & Local Nuu-chah-nulth guide

June 19th, 2017

T’ashii Paddle School is partnering with Naturalist Ian Cruickshank for a few special tours in a traditional dugout cedar canoe! Join us on one of these tours which includes two guides; One Nuu-chah-nulth guide to share about local First Nations culture & history, & one Naturalist guide who is …


Things to do in Tofino remembrance day long weekend

November 5th, 2016

Join T’ashii for paddling and cultural adventures this long weekend. Storm season is here but there’s still some great outdoor activities to enjoy in Tofino. Looking for things to do during the storm season in Tofino? T’ashii Paddle School will be offering tours over the November remembrance day long …


Nuuchanulth Canoe Guide

June 26th, 2016

Observations of a canoe guide and guide trainer. Guiding tours by canoe helped shape my young adult life. In this position I developed leadership skills, public speaking skills, facilitation, and much more. Now, as a canoe guide trainer and co-owner of a cultural canoe tour company I get to …


Tofino Spring Adventure

February 23rd, 2016

Go on an adventure in Tofino this spring! Spring is just around the corner in Tofino BC and we’ve already been getting out and having fun on the water! This spring try a new experience and discover a side of Tofino you didn’t know about. Stand up paddleboarding continues to …


New word, new canoe

August 22nd, 2015

In canoe Evan Tourchie of Yuuthluithaht. Photo from Melody Charlie of Melody Charlie photography Living Nuu chah nulth language and culture. *please note: the Nuuchahnulth language has unique sounds that couldn’t be spelled properly  here because of font non-transferability I am at an Esowista home, sitting around with my …


A special tour

July 28th, 2015

T’ashii Paddle School offers cultural canoe tours in the Tofino area. These are guided tours of Tla-o-qui-aht Nuuchahnulth territory from an indigenous perspective. The special thing about this is that you get to go out with a guide who is Nuuchahnulth from the Clayoquot Sound area and learn from …


Kakawin and Qwayatsik

July 6th, 2015

Quayatsik (wolf) runs from the forest to the rocks at the shoreline. Qwayatsik leaps from the rocks, into the ocean and magically transforms into Kakawin (Orca). The image of this creature, mid transformation is my family crest. Having this crest comes with a responsibility to uphold the teachings of …


What is our logo? the Nacha

May 31st, 2015

T’ashii is a trail or path on land or on water. We chose the Nacha as our logo at T’ashii Paddle School. The Nacha is the tail feathers of a cixwatin (Bald Eagle). The Nacha is used for keeping the rhythm with each other in drumming and singing circles …


Discover Tofino Spring Special

March 20th, 2015

Spring is here on the west coast and its time to get out and explore. We’re excited to offer unique ways to explore new and special places in Tofino. Have you ever taken a walk along the 1000 year old cedar trees on Meares Island’s BIG TREE TRAIL? or …


Tla-o-qui-aht Whale Hunt

February 25th, 2015

by: Tsimka Martin From time immemorial until the early 1900s, my Nuuchahnulth Tla-o-qui-aht ancestors were in the practice of hunting whales from canoes. The whale hunt is one that was central to our culture. The respect for, and the importance of the whale continues to be visible, in our songs, …


Tofino Winter Activities – Things to do

December 23rd, 2014

New Winter Tours this Winter in Tofino The winter is a beautiful time on the west coast! The ocean comes alive with swell, the winter light gives the rainforest a special feel, and a new group of birds make their winter home along the protected inlet waters. T’ashii Paddle School is …


SUP Surfing in Tofino

September 3rd, 2014

Stand up paddle board surfing in Tofino. Courses and Clinics coming up! September SUP Surfing in Tofino: Join us for a special 2 hour SUP Surfing Clinic on September 14th (day after Paddle for the Planet). This clinic is run by donation. Donations go to support World Paddle for …


Things to do in Tofino

August 12th, 2014

Visit Meares Island in a real Dugout Canoe! Of all the things to do in Tofino, visiting Meares Island is a way to explore the environment and history of the west coat. Meares Island showcases one of the last in tacked old growth ecosystems on Vancouver Island. T’ashii Paddle …


Things to do in Tofino on August long weekend

July 29th, 2014

Looking for things to do in Tofino this August long weekend? Don’t miss these special ways to explore the coast and the rainforest. T’ashii Paddle School offers a unique way to explore Tofino. 2 hour Stand up paddleboard Tours (with instruction) $65/person+gst Stand up paddleboarding is the newest paddle …


Explore new places in Tofino on a stand up paddleboard!

July 25th, 2014

Paddleboard – Inlet SUP Tour – Daily! – $65/person Learn a new skill and explore new places in Tofino at the same time! Check out T’ashii Paddle School’s Inlet SUP Tour for a unique way to experience stand up paddleboarding and explore the rainforest and marine environment. This special tour …


Bioluminescent SUP Tour – One time special event!

July 24th, 2014

  The Bioluminescents are out! Whats the water come to life with light as you paddle on the inlet in Tofino. T’ashii Paddle School is excited to offer a One Time Special event, the Bioluminescent SUP Tour. Thursday July 25 10pm to 12pm – $65/person Limited space call to …


SUP Families Program Tofino Parks and Rec

July 15th, 2014

T’ashii Paddle School and Tofino Parks and Rec present SUP families program! This is a great way to get out for two community paddles in two very different locations.  Learn paddleboarding basics, explore the local ecology, and most of all have fun as a group on the water! Join …


SUP Touring Clinics at Victoria Paddle Fest 2014

July 11th, 2014

Are you SUP for an overnight trip? Join T’ashii Paddle School at Victoria Paddle Fest, July 12 2014 T’ashii Paddle School is excited to be offering stand up paddle board touring clinics at Victoria Paddle Festival this weekend at Willows Beach on July 12 for these one of a …


Tofino Paddleboadring and Canoe Tours Wildlife Viewing

July 10th, 2014

Oystercatchers on SUP Mackenzie Beach Tour   Can you see the birds? Oystercatchers feeding in the inter-tidal zone. With their distinct call and long orange beaks some call these birds are quite a sight along the Tofino coast. Oystercatchers use their long beaks to feed on muscles that grow …


Tofino Paddle Tours

July 5th, 2014

A great weekend for Tofino Paddleboarding and Canoe Tours Don’t worry about what the weather forecast is saying this weekend, we live in a rainforest! And this weekend brings us nice calm paddling weather with light winds. Come out and try some of the most unique ways to explore …


Tofino Paddleboarding and Canoe Tours this week

July 2nd, 2014

July brings great paddling weather in Tofino Calm weather has arrived on the west coast. This makes for amazing stand up paddleboarding and canoeing weather for Tofino. Tofino paddleboarding is deal for people of all ages, being mobile allows us to plan our tours around the weather and the …


Canoe To Meares Island this Canada Day Weekend

June 28th, 2014

Getting out on the water is an amazing way to explore this Canada Day weekend. Paddle a Nuuchahnulth dugout canoe  or try stand up paddleboarding on the Inlet! Join T’ashii Paddle School some of the most unique tours in Tofino and explore the water and old growth rain forest …


Nuu-chah-nulth canoe

June 25th, 2014

Nuu-chah-nulth canoes are alive on the west coast. The Nuuchahnulth Canoe The significance of the traditional dugout canoe is such that it has become a symbol of  Nuuchahnulth culture and pride. It is the vehicle which Nuuchahnulth accessed their territories from in former times. A resurgence of canoe travel culture …


Aboriginal Day in Tofino

June 19th, 2014

This Aboriginal Day in Tofino try a unique authentic Nuu-Chah-Nulth experience by joining one of our dugout canoe tours. Explore one of the last remaining in-tacked old growth ecosystems on Vancouver Island by coming out on the 4 hour Meares Island Canoe Tour Saturday at 10:30am. This tour takes you …


Tofino bc things to do May long weekend

May 17th, 2014

    Things do to in Tofino BC? Try the most unique esperience in Tofino BC. Join T’ashii Paddle School for any of our Cultural Canoe Tours, explore thousand year old, old growth red cedar trees on the big tree trial on Meares Island with a Nuu-Chah-Nulth (local First …


Mothers Day Special – Mothers canoe and stand up paddle board FREE

May 8th, 2014

Mothers enjoy our tours for FREE this Mothers Day. Bring the family out Sunday May 11 for any of our regular Dugout Canoe or Stand Up Paddle Board Tours and we treat Moms to a free tour. Happy Mothers Day! Tours: 4h – Meares Island Canoe Tour – 10:30 …


SUP Mackenzie Beach

May 5th, 2014

SUP Mackenzie Beach – Coastal Exploration Stand up paddle board tour  with instruction – $65/person An amazing way to explore the outer coast and try stand up paddle boarding for the first time! Explore the clam harbor at Mackenzie Beach right in Tofino BC. SUP Mackenzie Beach is a …


Free Ferry

April 2nd, 2014

April is the month to #GetOnTheWater! Check out Tashii’s sepecial “Get on the water” promotions and enjoy a free ferry ride home! April is a great time to make the trip to Vancouver Island and visit Tofino. Stay 2 nights and enjoy one of our guided dugout canoe or …


Meares Island Canoe Tour

March 30th, 2014

Experience Meares Island and the Big Tree Trail from a cultural perspective. Meares Island Canoe Tour – the most unique way to fully experience the wonders of one of the last remaining old growth ecosystems on Vancouver Island! A walk on on the big tree trail is great way to …


SPECIAL TOUR: Paddle to Echachis, Whale Hunting Village

March 18th, 2014

Part of Pacific Rim Whale Festival. A 5 hour guided canoe tour and exploration to a whale hunting village site on the outer coast. Tour re-scheduled to Thursday March 20 8:15am – $100/ per person.


Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks

August 15th, 2013

Tribal Parks is a Tla-o-qui-aht initiative to re-enliven management and stewardship of Tla-o-qui-aht territory with traditional values. The values are depicted in the totem poles of Tla-o-qui-aht people. “Hupath” or the sun, as a great giver of life, is a very important crest. Tla-o-qui-aht uses this crest on the top …


Aboriginal Day Special Event in Tofino

June 16th, 2013

Join us on Aboriginal Day for a special Canoe or Stand up paddle board from downtown Tofino to Tin-u-is (aka Mackenzie beach). Tin-u-is meaning “calm harbour” is a traditional village site. This past spring, a newly carved Totem Pole commemorating the survivors of residential school was raised. The trips …


Traditional Canoe Tours in Tofino

May 17th, 2013

Experience an ancient form of human transport by taking a canoe tour in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. More accurately known as Tla-o-qui-aht traditional territory, this is the opportunity to paddle in a  hand crafted traditional cedar canoe. Check out the different tours here:  Cultural Canoe Tour. Our …


Tashii Paddle School – The most unique way to explore the coast.

November 13th, 2012

“T’ashii” meaning path on land or on water. Tashii Paddle School is a truly unique way to get out on the water and explore in Tofino (Tla-o-qui-aht territory).   What we offer: Traditional First Nation Canoeing and Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) tours in Tofino, BC. This is the ability …