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Tla Ook Cultural Adventures - CLOSED

Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2656
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one of the most fulfilling days I have experienced

my family and I took part in this canoe adventure. it was great with some moderate physical... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2013
Littler family
Ware, United Kingdom
A must-do canoe trip

We nearly missed out on this excursion during our stay in Tofino. We stumbled onto their pamphlet... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2013
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Explore the ancient forests and paddle traditional dug out ocean going canoes with our local First Nations guides. Learn about Nuu-chah-nulth history, cultural traditions and legends in beautiful Clayoquot Sound.
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14 Jul 2013
“one of the most fulfilling days I have experienced”
12 Jan 2013
“A must-do canoe trip”
Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2Z0, Canada
Tofino, British Columbia VOR 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-2656
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

my family and I took part in this canoe adventure. it was great with some moderate physical activity paddling the canoe great scenery. but what made it a truly unique experience was the two guides tsimka and Natalie. both so informed and passionate about their...More

Thank Littler family
Reviewed 12 January 2013

We nearly missed out on this excursion during our stay in Tofino. We stumbled onto their pamphlet just a few days before leaving so we were lucky to get a spot on this approximately 1/2 day canoe trip to Meares Island which includes 1hr of...More

1  Thank D C
Reviewed 14 October 2012

My wife and I had a fantastic canoe trip in August this year with Tla Ook Cultural Adventures. Tsinka was a excellent guide. After giving us all the necessary instructions on the cedar canoe we would be paddling, she kept us entertained with First Nation...More

2  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

Our guide had a uniquely personal connection with this area, that has been inhabited by her people for thousands of years, and did a fantastic job of sharing it with us. We paddled the cedar canoe which had been made by her relatives. It was...More

2  Thank golightly123
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We enjoyed the canoe-tour to Meares Island with Tsimka in June 2012. It was teh best we had done in the very very west of BC. kamau.37

1  Thank Karl M
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We did the Meares Island paddle w/ Tsimka 10 days ago. She is a very special person. Having spent the time w/ her, I don't think a similar experience of visiting Meares Island or kayaking/paddling would have been the same. Our day was very overcast,...More

1  Thank Templetons911
dubhghlaswright, Owner at Tla Ook Cultural Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2012

Thank-you very much for the great review, we'll make sure Tsimka sees it! It's great to hear that our guests are getting the very best experience possible here in Clayoquot Sound. When we started doing canoe tours 10 years ago it was our hope that...More

Reviewed 26 July 2012

On July 18th my wife and I did a tour with Tsimka and had a fantastic half day trip. Paddling by a traditional dugout canoe just felt right as it made me almost feel like I had travelled back in time. The canoe was large...More

2  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Departure is convenient from Tofino wharf, easy email communication to reserve a tour with member of the renowned Martin Family. Basic canoe skills are sufficient to relax and enjoy a half day tour across Clayoquot Sound to Meares Island for a leisure hike to learn...More

1  Thank LDA39
Reviewed 14 July 2012

Highly knowledgable Gisele, a young woman from a local first nation tribe, lead us and another family on her 8-9 meter hand-carved dug-out cedar canoe on paddle from tofino to mearns island. Along the way she patiently answered questions, steered the canoe, and sang us...More

2  Thank geojak0
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Loved paddling the dugout canoe to Meares Island and exploring the island on foot. The scenery was stunning. Our guide, Simca, told us about her people's traditions and some of their environmental concerns. She also did a great job of identifying many of the plants...More

1  Thank DeeJBer