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Guide price per night (peak season): £91 per person
Guide price per night (low season): £43 per person
Jamie’s Rainforest Inn is a great hotel for families visiting Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It offers good value accommodation and tasty food. The staff are friendly and helpful, with high levels of customer service, as reflected in the reviews of families who have stayed at the Inn. And, of course, the location of Jamie’s Rainforest Inn is fantastic - close to Tofino and Ucluelet, with great transport links and beautiful scenery, inspiring wildlife and adventure activities all around you!
Families staying at Jamie’s Rainforest Inn, located in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, will find the Inn very family friendly and an ideal location for exploring the majestic scenery and amazing wildlife of Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. Jamie's is conveniently located on the main road into Tofino, just a short drive (4.6 km) from the town centre and just a 10 minute walk from Chesterman Beach, one of Tofino’s most popular surfing beaches. The Inn sits on 4 acres of beautiful old growth coastal rainforest with easy access to the Inn's private waterfront (located on the inlet side of the Tofino peninsula). There are easy walking trails all over the property, making this the perfect location to be fully immersed in the natural beauty that Tofino offers.
The Important Stuff:
Check-in is 11am (or later) and check-out is by 4pm. All indoor areas, including guest rooms, are non-smoking. The Inn has pet friendly rooms. The Inn has complimentary wireless Internet throughout. Ground floor rooms have private exits with covered patios leading directly into the Rainforest. Many rooms have the option of adjoining doors making them ideal for families. The Inn has a lift/elevator for easy access to upper floors
Check-in Day: Any Day
For the different rooms, sleeping arrangements include: king-size bed plus sofa bed; or king-size bed; or two queen-size beds.
All rooms have a bar fridge, coffee maker, microwave, alarm clock, and flat screen TV.
Four acres of private rainforest with gentle walking trails - All-weather BBQ area with gas BBQs - Easy access to private waterfront bird sanctuary - Complimentary vehicle and RV parking
Heating, Air Conditioning & Bedding:
All rooms have individually controlled air conditioning/heating. Most rooms have gas fireplaces
Stuff for KidsChildren under 18 stay free if sharing a room with parents
- Take the children to the Whale Centre Museum, which has a huge grey whale skeleton.
- Visit the Kwisitis (formerly Wickaninnish) Visitor Centre in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
- Go to the Raincoast Interpretive Centre (in the Clayoquot Field Station in Tofino Botanical Gardens) which has lots of fun outdoor education activities.
- Attend a Parks Canada presentation at Green Point Campground Theatre (which is in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve).
- Go to one of the lovely local beaches and roast sausages, toast marshmallows, build sandcastles, fly a kite!
- Hire boogie boards and wetsuits to hit the waves, or visit Tofino’s Skatepark (Tuff City Skate Park).
- With a guide, take the family sea kayaking.
- Explore the Children’s Garden and art installations at the Tofino Botanical Gardens.
- At low tide on Chesterman Beach or MacKenzie Beach explore the tidal pools.
- Visit the playground at the Village Green, between Second and Third Streets on Campbell Street.
- Explore Ucluelet Aquarium, complete with touch tanks (yes, you can touch the fish!) displaying local marine life.
Things To Do
Outdoor & Active:
For families wanting to get outdoors and get active, Jamie's Rainforest Inn is a great base to access all sorts of great activities, including: hiking, fishing, wildlife watching (including bears and whales), beachcombing, surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking,
The centre of Tofino is just 4.5km away, with Ucluelet about 40km south of Jamie's Rainforest Inn. Both places have lots to offer including casual and fine dining, coffee shops, bars and pubs, take-aways and a good range of other shops. Tofino and Ucluelet also provide access to adventure trips and tours (including fishing, whale and bear watching, surfing, paddle boarding and more) and lots of great beaches.
Places to Visit:
In and around Tofino: Tuff City Bike Skills Park, Tofino Botanical Gardens, The Raincoast Interpretive Centre, The Eagle Aerie Gallery, The Village Green; Tuff City Skate Park, The 3rd Street Lookout, Gibson Gardens, the Tofino Brewing Company, Hot Springs Cove In and around Ucluelet: The Ucluelet Aquarium, the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, The Wild Pacific Trail, lots of great beaches, including: Big Beach, Little Beach, Fletchers Beach, Half Moon Bay, Terrace Beach, Wickaninnish Beach and South Beach
On site, Jamie's Restaurant and Lounge offers a casual, family-friendly atmosphere with great food at affordable prices. At breakfast time you can get a really hearty breakfast to get you and your family ready for the adventurous day ahead. Jamie's Restaurant and Lounge can also provide quick lunches, intimate dinners, fun family meals and late night snacks. If you fancy eating off-site, Tofino and Ucluelet has many restaurants, cafes, bars and takeaways to choose from.
TV in rooms, complimentary wi-fi Internet, exploring the Inn's four acres of private rainforest, BBQs on the shared all-weather BBQ area.
Closest City & Distance:
Jamie's is in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Jamie's Rainforest Inn is conveniently located on the main road into Tofino. Driving times to Tofino are as follows: - Victoria to Tofino: About 5 hours including a few stops and a quick bite to eat - Nanaimo to Tofino: About 3 hours including a few brief stops - Port Alberni to Tofino: About 2 hours including a brief stop