Clayoquot Sound

Clayoquot Sound (adjacent Tofino) is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The following information is available at, the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust.   On May 5, 2000, representatives of First Nations, local governments, the Governments of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) were joined by local… [Read more]


Tofino plays host to a number of annual festivals. The more popular festivals include The Pacific Rim Whale Festival, Feast Tofino,  The Tofino Oyster Festival and there are several more large and small events throughout the year.   A complete listing of Upcoming Festivals


Tofino was named in 1792 by Spanish explorers for hydrographer Don Vincent Tofino, the area remained largely the territory of coast Natives who lived off the land and reaped the benefits of the surrounding forests and ocean.   In the early 1900s, there were only a handful of non-native settlers living in the area, considered… [Read more]

Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve was established on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island in 1970. The park’s 500 km(2) have three components, including the Long Beach Unit, the West Coast Trail Unit, and the Broken Group Islands Unit. This group of over 100 islands and islets accounts for most of the park’s 150 km… [Read more]

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature. A network of paths and boardwalks will take you from the Visitor Centre past kitchen gardens, the Frog Pond, Children’s Garden into the forest, where clearings have been transformed in a series of pocket gardens.  … [Read more]

Tourism Information

Tourism Tofino is the official tourism agency supporting the Tofino area. Tourism Tofino is an excellent source of information for visitors to the area.  The Visitor Information Centre is located on Pacific Rim Highway.   Phone   (Toll-Free) 1.888.720.3414 (Local)  1.250.725.3414   Visitor Information Centre   1426 Pacific Rim Highway Tofino, B.C.   Hours  … [Read more]


Ucluelet is located 40km (25mi) south of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. In contrast to the beautiful sandy beaches of Tofino, Ucluelet (or ‘Ukee’) offers a spectacular & rugged coastline. Ucluelet boasts the Wild Pacific Trail, an impressive network of well-marked trails that run along the rocky coastline. Ucluelet’s population and size… [Read more]

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island, located in the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia, is the largest island on North America’s west coast. Comparable in size to The Netherlands, Vancouver Island has something to offer for everyone. The physical landscape varies widely, ranging from ocean to rainforest to mountains.   The city of Victoria is the capital of British… [Read more]


Tofino is a temperate rainforest, receiving significant rainfall year round. The winter months are especially wet but the abundant rainfall supports the breathtaking beauty and eco-diversity unique to the region. Summer is typically warm and relatively dry in the Tofino area. Being located on the ocean, year round temperatures are moderated by the sea, rarely… [Read more]