The beautiful coastal town of Tofino is well known for its epic storms that roll off the Pacific Ocean. Your trip to Tofino can be sun filled or equally beautiful with its moody rain storms. It is really important when packing for your trip to make sure you are ready so you can enjoy your time here rain or shine. When preparing your packing guide for Tofino make sure to check the weather forecast and be prepared for all types of weather since you will be on the coast.
Make sure to check out our guide on what to do in Tofino when it is raining to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the great experiences Tofino has to offer!
We have prepared our packing guide for Tofino so you are sure to be ready when you visit!
Everyday Packing Guide for Tofino
Tofino is known as a surf town and their attire reflects that with its relaxed lifestyle and casual attire that is accepted everywhere throughout the city. Be prepared to dress in layers as the temperature can change throughout the day and with a change in the weather as well. Make sure to pack light weight shirts, sweaters or a fleece layer, warm socks, hat and mitts and a hair tie to help keep your hair from blowing around in the wind.
How to Prepare for the Rain
To make sure you are well prepared for the possible rain make sure you pack a waterproof jacket, rain boots, rain pants if you plan on going outside. A spare change of clothes is also recommended considering you may soak through your gear depending on how long you spend outside. If you forgot to bring a part of your rain gear we highly recommend heading over to the Tofino Pharmacy located at 360 Campbell Street right in the downtown and they have everything you could need from rain boots, rain jackets and pants to food, souvenirs and more. To top it all off Tofino Pharmacy is incredibly well priced for their rain gear – we both got a pair of rain pants for $30/each!
Hiking in Tofino
Planning on heading out for a hike in Tofino? Make sure to have hiking boots or sturdy running shoes. If any of your shoes are waterproof or have waterproof soles that is even better as if it is not raining the trails could still be wet or muddy and no one likes wet feet! Make sure to bring water and a snack on the trails with you as some of the hikes are quite long and you could find yourself in need of a drink or snack and there are no conveniences along the trails. A hat and sunglasses are ideal on sunny days and a rain jacket or wind breaker are a good idea to bring with you if there is rain in the forecast.