Explore the big tree trail with a first nations perspective
CANOE TOURS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH T’ASHII PADDLE AT THE NEW T’ASHII PADDLE SITE COMING IN 2020
Paddle in a traditional-style canoe to the Big Tree Trail
One of the most unique experiences in Tofino, join a Nuu-chah-nulth guide for a paddle and guided walk on the Big Tree Trail. Paddle as a group in our traditional-style canoe to experience being among 1000-year-old cedar trees in the ancient rainforest on Meares Island. Learn about First Nations culture, history, and environment.
**Note on mobility issues: The boardwalk trail on Meares Island is 800 meters one way. It is a rugged trail with slippery sections and a number of steps with no railings. There is also roots and rocks to climb over in order to access the trail from the landing area. For these reasons, the trail is not recommended for anyone that this may pose challenges for. A good alternative is our 2 hour Coastal Canoe tour which includes paddling an exploring in the dugout canoes without a stop at Meares Island.
Public tours – 5 years and older Private tours – No age restriction – please call 250.266.3787 to book a private tour
More Details: what to bring, where to meet, and what to expect
Group paddle in a multi-passenger canoe.
Paddle and life jacket.
Guided walk on the Big Tree Trail in the Tribal Park on Meares Island.
Local First Nations guided interpretation of the area, the environment, history and culture.
4 hour round trip: Roughly half the time spent on the water and half the time spent on the island (guide uses ocean currents to groups advantage)
Please note* T’ashii has both a traditional dugout cedar canoe and a fibreglass traditional style canoe. Master carver Joe Martin carved the dugout cedar canoe. The dugout can accommodate 6 guests, the fiberglass one can accommodate 7 guests. The canoe that we decide to use for your trip will depend on various factors.
2019 Canoe season is complete. 2020 Canoe tours dates coming soon.
Canoe tours beginning again next March.
Meares Island Canoe Tour
Online bookings are min 24h in advance. For last minute bookings please call or text.
Please select number of people and click on the desired tour date to book.
Please phone 250 266 3787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
SWELL Education is the new name for T'ashii Paddle's paddleboarding, surfing, and first aid programs. Swell is the energy moving through the ocean, dynamic and constantly changing, a reminder that we are all connected on our small little planet. At SWELL Education our goal is to connect people with the ocean and the environment; to learn and grow together.