Welcome to Tofino

in Tla-o-qui-aht territory

View of Frank Island looking toward North Chesterman Beach and Clayoquot Sound visible in the background.

Ćixʷatsac / Frank Island and Nanukuʔwa / North Chesterman Beach

Keenan Bush

Set amongst the beaches, rainforest and islands off the tip of the Esowista Peninsula, you’ll find Načiks, also known as Tofino, on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast.

Just far enough from the nearest city, the everyday looks different in Tofino. Sunrise beach walks, a bike ride around town, seafood harvested steps away, and a surf check with a coffee in hand. Simple pleasures come easily here. 

The energy is palpable, whether it instills adventure, relaxation, or a deeper sense of reflection. Feel the connection to the land and sea in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region, with the sand beneath your feet and the wind in your hair. 
 

black and white dog on floating dock with shed and buoy.

West Coast Culture

Uncover what's at the end of the road.

Indigenous woman and BIPOC woman enjoying a cocktail at a restaurant

Culinary Experiences

Taste food foraged from the land and fished from the sea.

band wearing colourful shirts and playing under a gazebo

Events & Festivals

Celebrate nature, music, surf, food, and more.

Iconic sandy beaches

The beaches around Tofino are where locals and visitors gather to surf, lounge, play, and wander. 

Find your beach
Blonde girl and boy run on a driftwood log on the beach

Catch a wave

Whether you're an experienced surfer or trying it for the first time, throw on a wetsuit and pop up on your board. 

Suit up
Person holding their surfboard on their head watching the sunset

A food-lovers destination

Explore restaurants with diverse flavours and menus of fresh seafood in this acclaimed culinary town.

Sip and savour
Assortment of food on a table

A thriving Indigenous culture

See art and carvings by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation who have called this place home since time immemorial. 

Be inspired
First Nations mask hanging in a workshop

Cruise the seas

Spot Grey and Humpback whales, sea lions, otters, and more on a whale watching adventure through Clayoquot Sound and beyond. 

Hop aboard
Orca exhaling in still water with forest in the background

Oceanside thermal pools

Boat or fly to a remote location, and wander a wooden boardwalk through the rainforest before soaking in oceanside hot springs.

Visit healing waters
Group walking along a boardwalk over steaming water at Hot Springs Cove

Forest & beach sanctuaries

There is nothing quite like curling up beside a fire with a good book surrounded by rainforest, or gazing out the window at a raging storm. Find your perfect cabin – in the woods or beside the sea.

Find your retreat
Interior of a wooden A-frame cabin Highway winding through the forest to the beach and towards town Harbour with boats moored at the docks

Plan your trip

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