Tofino Resort + Marina is the only resort located in downtown Tofino, BC. Located on Vancouver Island’s west coast, Tofino is a small town characterized by sandy beaches, rugged coast and a relaxed atmosphere. Whether your looking for a quick flight or a scenic drive, there are many options to get to Tofino.

FLYING

Getting to Tofino just got easier with direct Harbour Air Flights from Vancouver to Tofino

FLY VIA HARBOUR AIR

Imagine leaving Vancouver’s downtown harbour and landing at Tofino Resort + Marina 45 minutes later. No cars. No Ferries. No problem. Harbour Air now offers daily direct seaplane flights straight to our dock.

FLY TO TOFINO-LONG BEACH AIRPORT (YAZ)

You can travel to Tofino by plane via the Tofino Airport (YAZ)

SCHEDULED FLIGHTS

Carriers with scheduled flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). For details about specific routes please see the airline websites below.

www.pacificcoastal.com

CHARTER FLIGHTS

Private charters are available between the Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ) and locations like Vancouver International Airpoirt (YVR) and the US Pacific Northwest. For details about specific routes please see the airline websites below.

www.pacificcoastal.com

www.kenmoreair.com

www.sanjuanairlines.com

 

Important

Travel Advisory

Construction notice for Highway 4 at Kennedy Lake, located 14 km Northeast of Tofino/Ucluelet junction. Construction daily starting April, 2018 through Summer 2020. Lane closure will be in effect periodically with intermittent short duration closures or single lane alternating traffic. Expect up to 30-minute delays and full road closures according to the planned traffic stoppages schedule. Watch for construction signage & traffic control personnel. For additional information and closures, please check DriveBC.

DRIVING ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

The route to Tofino is one of the most scenic routes in Canada with amazing landmarks along the way. Whether it be Winter or Summer, ensure you stay up to date on road closures and driving conditions.

DRIVING FROM NANAIMO 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—please be cautious. 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 highway 4 turns into Campbell Road. Pass Neilson Place and our Tofino Resort + Marina is on the right.

DRIVING FROM VICTORIA 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—please be cautious. 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 highway 4 turns into Campbell Road. Pass Neilson Place and our Tofino Resort + Marina is on the right.

DRIVING FROM MAINLAND BC (VANCOUVER) USING FERRIES

If you want to bring your vehicle to Vancouver Island and Tofino, you will need to utilize one of the many ferries travelling from the Mainland BC.

TSAWWASSEN (VANCOUVER) TO SWARTZ BAY (VICTORIA)

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 (VANCOUVER) TO DUKE POINT (NANAIMO)

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 (VANCOUVER) TO DEPARTURE BAY (NANAIMO)

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

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL INFO

Ferries

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

Buses

Bus service is available to Tofino from locations like Vancouver, Victoria, and other Vancouver Island towns

Tofino Bus

FREE SHUTTLE

Click here to view options for the Tofino free shuttle, running June 28-Sept, 2019