T’ashii Paddle School

T’ashii Paddle School is a local First Nations (Tla-o-qui-aht) owned and operated business. They specialize in outdoor education including first national cultural interpretation, paddle instruction, and tours that explore a variety of areas in Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks.

They have created paddling opportunities for both tourists and the local community since 2012. Owners Tsimka and Emre bring their guiding and instructing experience from canoeing (Tsimka had previously guided canoe tours with her sister Gisele Martin’s company Tla-ook), sea kayaking, and whitewater kayaking to the oldest and newest paddle sports on the west coast: Traditional Dugout Canoeing and Stand Up Paddle boarding, offering expert instruction, a truly unique paddling experience, and a source to the continued evolution of paddling on the west coast.


1258 Pacific Rim Hwy,
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0

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