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Tofino Botanical Gardens

1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-1220
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Lovely paths through the rain forest

We found this a fun experience. The forest paths are well maintained with statues, and look outs... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Terry S
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Saltspring Is.
Quiet and whimsical

A nice walk in the woods punctuated by whimsical art. They have numbered stops with information... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
NewMexicotraveler37
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Bernalillo, NM
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The Tofino Botanical Gardens is over 12 acres of coastal old-growth forest with walking trails, sculpture, & interpretive sites located throughout. With our childrens garden, vegetable and herb gardens, and exotic plants from places like Chile or the Himalayas, there is something for everyone at the Gardens.Plus, we have ducks.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“native plants” (7 reviews)
“mud flats” (6 reviews)
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1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We found this a fun experience. The forest paths are well maintained with statues, and look outs along the way. We discovered that the gardens are the wettest gardens in North America. And they also have chickens. We paid with the honour system which is...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A nice walk in the woods punctuated by whimsical art. They have numbered stops with information about the area. A boardwalk spans the steep areas. Nice views of the bay from one of the stops. The are right at the start is great. A great...More

Thank NewMexicotraveler37
Reviewed 21 October 2017

It really did not look interesting at all (the last week of Sep/first week of Oct). We did not see anything worth staying for (behind all the fences) so we went out for fish tacos instead.

Thank LITTOC
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Fun and informative excursion taking only one hour or so. Darwin Cafe on-site although we didn't eat there

Thank CRMrules
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We came here to see the botanical gardens and mud flats. Unfortunately we came at the wrong time of year as the flowers were few and the tide was high. The sculptures were nice to see. When I explained to the friendly staff what we...More

Thank lionlooksright
Reviewed 20 September 2017

After seeing all Tofino had to offer we noticed these gardens one morning and decided we would give them a try and we are so glad we did, they were charming. First we had a delicious breakfast in Darwin's cafe, lovely caring and helpful staff...More

Thank Bessiegal
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Visited this area with two small children who were able to explore secret areas. They did require constant supervision but here were a lot of interesting places for them and the adults to explore.

Thank pzwartouw
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I did not know about the botanical gardens until I drove by a sign on my way through town. What a surprise. I got there as they opened in the morning. As I had just eaten I passed on dining in the little restaurant but...More

Thank Victoria F
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The walk through the gardens is really nice on a warm day and the views from the beach are a great place to enjoy their delicious food. The food here rivals anywhere else in town and the setting is spectacular.

Thank David D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Most everything in Tofino is beach and forest (nothing wrong with that!!!), it was just nice to have another option. We spent around 2 1/2 hours slowly poking our way through the gardens. Lots of very cool sculptures in there! Go see for yourself!!

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