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 Pacific Coastal Airlines or into the Tofino Harbour with 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.
South Terminal, 204-4440 Cowley Crescent , Richmond, BC
634 Campbell Street, Tofino, BC
Distance To Tofino: .5km
50 Wingen Lane (adjacent to The Shore building), Box 896, Tofino, BC
Distance To Tofino: 0.5km
Frequent bus service to Tofino is available from Vancouver, Victoria and most Vancouver Island communities.
346 D Campbell Street, Box 207, Tofino, BC
Distance To Tofino: 0.2km
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.
If you're planning on driving to Tofino, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve or Ucluelet soon, please read this message. See you soon!
The BC Ministry of Transportation is conducting a significant upgrade to Highway 4 near Kennedy Lake, with completion expected for Summer 2020.
Please consult this detailed, hourly roadwork schedule.
Visitors are encouraged to check current road conditions and travel delay information before setting out on the drive between Port Alberni and the West Coast (126 kilometers/78 miles along Highway 4) in order to plan travel accordingly.
Current information can be found on these two British Columbia Ministry of Transportation websites: Drive BC and WWW2.gov
The project is located adjacent to Kennedy Lake approximately 14 kilometers northeast of the Tofino/Ucluelet Hwy 4 junction. The project starts at the bottom/south end of Kennedy Hill at the TR19 Creek culvert and continues up the hill towards Port Alberni for a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometers.
Cell phone coverage is typically unavailable along most of Highway 4 between Port Alberni and the Tofino/Ucluelet junction.
Washroom facilities along Highway 4 are also intermittent. You will find them at theTaylor Arm pullout and Kennedy River pullout.
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