Tofino Resort + Marina is located right in downtown Tofino, which is on the Vancouver Island’s west coast. You can get here by plane (via the Tofino Airport, with service between Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and several other island towns), or by driving via Highway #4 to the Pacific Rim Highway—a scenic drive worth doing at least once!

You may also fly to Victoria, Nanaimo or Comox and drive to Tofino from there. Car rentals are available at all airports.

If you’re driving, you can get to Vancouver Island by ferry, with lots of routes and services from both Mainland BC and Washington State.

BC Ferries
Coho Ferry
Washington State Ferries
Clipper Vacations

Driving from Mainland BC

First, you’ll need to take a ferry to Vancouver Island. All of the following routes are operated by BC Ferries:

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (90 mins)

Tsawwassen is south of Vancouver near the USA border, and a good option if you are driving up from mainland Washington. You will dock at Swartz Bay, which is 30 minutes north of Victoria. Simply follow the BC-17 highway south, then take exit 7 McKenzie to get onto the Trans Canada Highway/BC-1 and follow the driving directions from Victoria.

Tsawwassen to Duke Point (2.5 hours)

This route goes from Tsawwassen to Duke Point, which is just south of Nanaimo. The boat ride is longer, but it will shave off some driving time if you don’t need to route through Victoria.

Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay (90 minutes)

The Horseshoe Bay terminal is north of Vancouver and arrives in Departure Bay in Nanaimo.

Driving on Vancouver Island

Driving from Nanaimo (YCD, Departure Bay, Duke Point) to Tofino (3 hours)

Get onto the Nanaimo Parkway/Highway 19 N and drive north for the next 43 km.

Take Exit 60 onto Highway 4 West (aka the Pacific Rim Highway), and drive 156 km. Top scenic highlight of the Pacific Rim Highway, hands down, is Cathedral Grove—a gorgeous old growth rainforest definitely work a stop. Travel westward through Port Alberni and Sutton Pass until you reach the Tofino and Ucluelet junction. The roadways get a little bit narrow and windy through the pass—we don’t recommend speeding. Take extra care in wet/snowy weather.

Turn right at the Tofino/Ucluelet junction and drive north towards Tofino for 28 km, which takes you through Pacific Rim National Park Reserve— a UNESCO site. Once you’re through the park, carry on into town, where the 4 turns into Campbell Road. Pass Neilson Place and our resort is on the right.

Driving from Victoria (YYJ, Swartz Bay) to Tofino (4-4.5 hours)

Get onto the Trans Canada Highway/BC-1. After approximately 105 km, make a left at Nanaimo Parkway/Highway 19 and keep north for the next 43 km.

Take Exit 60 onto Highway 4 West (aka the Pacific Rim Highway), and drive 156 km. Top scenic highlight of the Pacific Rim Highway, hands down, is Cathedral Grove—a gorgeous old growth rainforest definitely work a stop. Travel westward through Port Alberni and Sutton Pass until you reach the Tofino and Ucluelet junction. The roadways get a little bit narrow and windy through the pass—we don’t recommend speeding. Take extra care in wet/snowy weather.

Turn right at the Tofino/Ucluelet junction and drive north towards Tofino for 28 km, which takes you through Pacific Rim National Park Reserve— a UNESCO site. Once you’re through the park, carry on into town, where the 4 turns into Campbell Road. Pass Neilson Place and our resort is on the right.

Bus Services

Pacific Rim Navigators

Private vehicle and shuttle service to/from various locations around the Island and Lower Mainland BC.

Tofino Bus

Includes service to/from many cities and towns on Vancouver Island, and also daily trips to/from Pacific Central Station in Vancouver.

By Air

Flying

Carrier flights and private charters are available between the Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ) and Vancouver, Abbotsford, Victoria, Nanaimo, Qualicum, Port Alberni and Comox. For details about specific routes please see the airline websites below.

For air travel from Seattle, Washington (USA), you will need to fly into Nanaimo and then connect.
www.flyorcaair.com
www.kdair.com
www.kenmoreair.com

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