UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Protected place

Tofino is located in the stunning Pacific Rim National Park on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island—a haven for nature lovers and adventurers from around the world. Within the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve lives an astonishing array of plants, mammals, birds, fish and other ocean life— many of which are rare or endangered. Numerous ecosystems exist around the Tofino area, including ancient temperate rainforest, lakes, rivers, mountains, and of course the rugged ocean shoreline and long sandy beaches… all waiting to be explored. 


Get swept up

Known for our waves, Tofino is a popular year-round spot for both amateur and pro surfers. But there’s so much more to do here. Beach comb in the summer, stormwatch in the winter, rent a kayak and paddle out to sea, or take your dog for a rainforest hike. 

Our coastal culture

Art & Culture

Walk the salt-drenched streets of our coastal town, and discover the art and culture Tofino offers: jewelry hand-carved by First Nations artisans, gallery walls lined with local artwork and more that you’d never imagine. Here you’ll see art everywhere—from annual festivals to your everyday coffee haunt.

Stay on our wild west coast

Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, we’re here to make your Tofino vacation unforgettable.