Whether you drive or fly to Tofino, you’ll be treated to rugged (and photogenic) landscapes. We can help you decide which travel mode will work best for you.
Yes, you can fly directly to the Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ) from Vancouver on daily scheduled flights with K.D. Air and Orca Airways, Pacific Coastal Airlines and in May, Harbour Air!
Feeling adventurous? Inquire with our member businesses about chartering a seaplane or a helicopter to fly to Tofino from points throughout British Columbia.
Did you know:
That you can fly to these airports on Vancouver island’s east coast? Both Nanaimo (YCD) and Comox (YQQ) are approximately a 3-3.5 hour drive to Tofino and are both served by a few vehicle rental companies.
No matter what time of year you are travelling our way, keep up to date on road conditions, including events or delays that may affect your travel plans, by checking your route on DriveBC.
Vancouver Island – and Tofino – can be accessed by vehicle from the British Columbia mainland in three ways:
If driving from the British Columbia mainland, you’ll first need to sail with BC Ferries from one of two points near Vancouver to Vancouver Island:
Click here for more information on BC Ferries.
Please note that advance ferry reservations are highly recommended on all routes during weekends, holiday periods and summer months.
Vancouver Island can also be accessed by three ferry lines originating in Washington State:
Detailed Driving Directions:
Driving from Victoria to Tofino:
Driving from Nanaimo to Tofino:
Driving from the Comox Valley Airport to Tofino:
If you’re driving to Tofino from November through April, you may want to check the Sutton Pass webcam. This stretch of road between Port Alberni and Tofino can become a snowy winter wonderland before you see Tofino’s greenery and beaches. Winter tires or/and chains are required by law from October 1 through March 31.