Paddle in a Dugout 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 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. More about the big tree trail and Meares Island: what makes Meares Island such a special place on the west coast? Age restrictions
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 Includes 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.
Our Canoe Tours run from March to October.
Trip times are tide depending.
Please check the 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.