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 hand craft dugout canoe to experience 1000 year old Cedar trees and the old growth rainforest on Meares Island. Learn about First Nations culture, history, and environment.
**Note on mobility issues: The boardwalk trail on Meares Island is a 800m one way 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 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 Joe Martin-made hand-crafted dugout cedar canoe (one canoe can accommodate 6 guests, the other can accommodate 10 guests)
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)
Calendar of our 2018 Tour Times (they change daily due to tides).
Our 2018 tour times will be available in December. We can take booking requests before hand by phone or email.
Meares Island Canoe Tour
Please select the day and number of people to book.
Trip times are tide depending. Please check the google calendar above for the tour time on your preferred day.
*If tour time for a day doesn’t exist, the tour is not available on that day.
Online bookings are minimum 24 hours in advanced. For same day bookings call 250 266 3787 or visit Jamie’s Whaling Station.