Stay, Play And Eat At Jamie’s Rainforest Inn In Tofino

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Surfing is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Tofino, but before there were surfboards there was the Coastal Rainforest and Tofino is surrounded by it. Old growth trees, moss and lichen in various shades of green, and the sounds of nature coming from every direction. About 4 km from the centre of town, you’ll find Jamie’s Rainforest Inn, a newly refreshed Tofino hotel set amongst 4 acres of rainforest wonder. I’m taking a break from the surf for a night amongst the trees, a walk down to the mud flats and dinner in a lounge where the locals gather. It’s a stay, play and eat break at the Rainforest Inn.

Hiking trails at Jamie's Rainforest Inn

STAY – You can’t miss Jamie’s Rainforest Inn at 1258 Pacific Rim Highway. The sign is big and bold and for reference, it is almost half way between two great surf spots, Cox Bay Beach and Chesterman’s Beach.

Rainforest side of Jamie's Rainforest Inn


Once I’ve checked in I head straight to my room so I can drop off my bags and get outside to explore the 4-acre property. My room is large and includes a sitting area, kitchenette for cooking, and the bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub for soaking after a day of exploring and adventuring.

First look at my room at Jamie's Rainforest Inn Tofino

Jamie's Rainforest Inn kitchenette in my room

Massive Jacuzzi tub to soak in at Jamie's Rainforest Inn

Best of all my room has a view of the Rainforest and one of the many trails to be found on the property.

View from my room window at Jamie's Rainforest Inn

PLAY – If the name Jamie sounds familiar it is. Jamie’s Rainforest Inn is owned by the same company that operates Jamie’s Whaling Station. This was the tour group that took me out to Hot Springs Cove. Adventure tours can be booked right at the front desk. If you don’t want to leave the property, just step out the back of the Inn and explore the Rainforest.

Trail to the Tofino Mud Flats at Jamie's Rainforest Inn

I took the trail down to check out the Tofino Mud Flats. It was low tide, so if I was in the mood, I could walk over to the small Island across the way. It is dog-friendly but make sure your pooch is on a leash as this is a protected Birdlife sanctuary area.

Trail out to the Tofino Mud Flats

Selfie at the Tofino Mud Flats

EAT – I am all for exploring the culinary wonders a town has to offer but at Jamie’s Rainforest Inn you can cook your meals in your suite which can say you some pennies. They even have a BBQ area for guests to use.

BBQ area for guests to use at Jamie's Rainforest Inn Tofino

If you don’t want to cook head on down to the main floor and check out Jamie’s Restaurant and Lounge. Under the skilled hands of Chef Ryan Gark, Jamie’s is a place where the locals come to hang out, especially on Wing Wednesdays.

Jamie's Lounge pub area

I couldn’t resist a Tofino Brewing Blonde Ale with a plate of Wings to start my night off. For my main dish, Chef Gark suggested I try the Crispy Chicken Burger with Homecut Fries and boy he did not disappoint.

Tofino Brewing Blonde Ale with Wings from Jamie's Lounge

Crispy Chicken Burger at Jamie's Rainforest Inn Lounge

Stay, play and eat at Jamie’s Rainforest Inn. You can do it all here. Best of all the prices are pretty reasonable. Until June 15th you stay for only $221.36 for two nights. Summer rates are a bit higher, but well within most people’s budgets. Oh and did I say they are pet-friendly?

  • 2 Nights in a Standard Double Queen Room for 2 people
  • + $50 Dining Voucher
  • = $199 + tax
  • 42% Savings! ($221.36 with tax)

An iconic Tofino hotel at everyday prices. Enjoy your taste of the Rainforest.

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My stay at Jamie's Rainforest Inn was arranged and hosted for me through Tourism Tofino as part of the support I received for this series. My views and opinions are 100% my own. This post was not seen or viewed prior to publishing.


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Marc Smith is a single, 45-year-old, gay urbanite, living in high-rise heaven in Vancouver’s chic Yaletown neighbourhood. After a ten-year career as one of Vancouver’s pre-eminent event planners, he decided it was time for a change and posted on his Facebook page “I am ready for a change. What shall I do with my life?” 30 Day Adventures was born from that status update.

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