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T'ashii Paddle School

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1258 Pacific Rim Hwy | Right hand side of Jamie's Rainforest Inn, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Canoeing in the rain is still wonderful!

It was a fine drizzle, but that did not put us off. Thomas and Tsimka were very good at explaining... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gibbsmary
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Education on the area and aboriginal influence

Terrell spoke from the heart on many subjects. The land, the wildlife, his personal journeys, his... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
RoeL B
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T'ashii Paddle School leads Cultural Canoe Tours in a traditional cedar dugout canoe with a cultural first-nation guide. T'ashii also runs Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours and lessons with certified Paddle Canada Instructors
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“canoe trip” (14 reviews)
“dugout canoe” (15 reviews)
“first nations” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1258 Pacific Rim Hwy | Right hand side of Jamie's Rainforest Inn, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a fine drizzle, but that did not put us off. Thomas and Tsimka were very good at explaining things, very helpful to my friend who has rather stiff knees, and very enthusiastic too. It was surprisingly easy to paddle the traditional canoe, (with...More

Thank gibbsmary
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Terrell spoke from the heart on many subjects. The land, the wildlife, his personal journeys, his passion to educate and deliver important messages about our past, the history of the tofino area and the cultural impact of First Nations people to the land and to...More

1  Thank RoeL B
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This trip was incredible. Went late August in perfect weather. Paddling gently in the canoe on rhe currents , between islands , before reaching the rain forest was the best thing ever. The rain forsest took one's breath away. Our guide was tremendous. Very kmowledgable...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

This was one of the highlights of our experience in Vancouver/Vancouver island. We visited last year and, although we had a great time, we went away feeling we had missed out on learning more about the First Nations people and their culture. It was part...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

My colleague and I took part in the cultural canoe trip with Tana - a brilliant guide who generously shared her inspiring story with us!. The surroundings are breathtaking and to get to enjoy in a traditional dug out canoe, paddling together as we learn...More

Thank Helen J
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

This was a birthday present to myself. A 4 hour trip via canoe - a native made cedar dugout canoe! There was our guide - Terrell - and he was young, but enthusiastic about his heritage and did a good job of talking about the...More

1  Thank Norden_Magician
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

My husband and I are avid kayakers and have also done some canoeing, but never in a dugout and never with this kind of awesome island tour included. This was an astonishing experience. We paddled both in the early and late morning,and got to see...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Located at the back of Jamie's Rainforest Inn, the T'ashii shack is 50 meters from the inlet shore. Jess , our guide was very professionally and mixed it up with great fun for us oldies and our teenagers. It was the first time for the...More

Thank Keith W
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

Our group was comprised of a 7, 13, 14, and 18 year old. With that, we were looking for something we could do together and not leave the little one behind. The T'ashii canoe experience fit the bill as the 7 year old was able...More

1  Thank unixfun
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to do the Tofino Inlet Tour as we'd never tried paddleboarding before. For a pretty reasonable price of $65, we got a 2 hour tour/lesson including all the gear required (wetsuit, boots, floatation device, SUP) in a small group of...More

Thank Alan K
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sparkletastic65
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Tofino S | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our dugout canoes do have seats, everyone is sitting not kneeling. The kayak tour you are talking about travels in the same area as our Coastal Canoe tour. Our tours add a unique touch with a... More
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Beth8056
May 13, 2015|
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Response from brhyzer | Reviewed this property |
This tour operator is based out of Tofino, on the west side of vancouver island. Which is a 5 hour bus ride from victoria.
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