Access remote points throughout Clayoquot Sound, along with breathtaking views, by seaplane or helicopter.

rental cars

Otus Rent A Car is Tofino’s locally owned and operated vehicle rental company. Cars are available at the main airport (YAZ), Harbour Air seaplanes or can be delivered to you free of charge. Open 24 hours a day.

Budget Car Rental maintains a seasonal, small fleet of vehicles at the main airport (YAZ). We recommend booking your rental ahead of arrival.

bus services

IslandlLinkBus offers transportation in & out of Tofino to Ucluelet, Port Alberni & beyond with a set schedule. TikiBus offers an on-demand, flexible route service. Please contact them directly (below) for more info and fares.

taxi and ride-hailing services by road

Need a lift within Tofino, or to another destination? Our locally-owned taxi, rideshare, and shuttle providers are here to help.

taxi service by water

For those that want to explore our vast areas only accessible by water!

bicycle rentals

Tofino’s coastal temperate climate allows for cycling throughout the year! Do as many of the local residents do and ride to town or to the beaches on the Multi-Use Path.

request to borrow a beach wheelchair

Request to borrow one of our two Sand Rider beach wheelchairs by completing this form.


Pay parking is in effect at beaches within the District of Tofino, that is,
Cox Bay Beach, at Maltby Road, and the public access by the entrances to Long Beach Lodge and Cox Bay Beach Resorts, Chesterman Beach, at the South Chesterman and North Chesterman parking lots, and Lynn and Chesterman Beach Roads, Thornberg Crescent and Osprey Lane.
MacKenzie Beach (at the Hellesen Drive public access), and
Tonquin Beach, at Tonquin Park Road.  Use this Tofino Beach Pay Parking Map to view pay parking areas.

In Town:
Parking is limited in the town core. Paid parking in effect May-October. To keep things running smoothly, keep an eye on time limit signs and respect business, loading and residential parking zones. Overnight pay parking for vehicles is available adjacent to the Municipal Office at 121 Third Street, see map. Don’t have a car or want unlimited time to look around? Check out our alternative transportation options hereAlso: remember that parking facing the wrong way will get you a ticket in Canada. 

Recreational Vehicles: Recreational Vehicle (RV), motorhome and camper parking is available in town but limited to designated areas – scroll to the bottom of this page for info.  Follow directional signage to find the appropriate locations

Boat Trailer parking:  Parking for boat trailers and vehicles is regularly unavailable, at Tofino boat launches.   Visitors are advised to arrange parking at their accommodation.

At the beaches: Pay parking is in effect.  Please read the information below:


Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: Park use passes are required for access and parking to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Hourly and day pass tickets are available for purchase at machines in designated parking areas. Annual passes are available at the Park Administration Centre year-round and seasonally at the Kwistis Visitor Centre at Wickanninish Beach.


Boat Trailer parking: Parking for boat trailers and vehicles is extremely limited, and regularly is not available, at Tofino boat launches. Visitors are advised to arrange parking at their accommodation.

charging stations

There are charging stations throughout Tofino, listed below. Some chargers are for use by in-house accommodation guests only. Consult the PlugShare app or website for detailed info.


The sani-station in Tofino is located at the Co-op gas station and the fee is a total of $5.60. If you also purchase gas, then the use of the sani-dump is free. Green Point campground in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has one, reserved for on-site campers.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve passes

Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities.

Please follow this link for the fees in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

See the Parks Canada admission page to find details about the following pass options and to purchase online :

  • Discovery Pass which offers unlimited admission for 12 months at over 80 places that typically charge a daily entrance fee
  • Single location passes
  • Locakage & mooring permits which offer unlimited opportunities to experience Canada’s historic waterways
  • Free youth admission, special offers and cultural Access Passes

maps + resources

Village of Tofino


Tofino Beaches


free summer shuttle

This *free* hop on – hop off summer shuttle runs every summer between Tofino’s village centre and Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Service runs June 24 to September 4 2023.

Download the 2023 schedule here: TofinoFreeShuttle_2023_Schedule

or view it here:







Make Every Drop Count – current water conservation measures