Whether you travel by car, bus or by plane, your journey to Tofino begins here.
Fly non-stop to Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ) from Vancouver on daily scheduled flights with Pacific Coastal Airlines or into 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.
Fly – Drive Options:
You can fly to two Vancouver Island airports: Nanaimo (YCD) and Comox (YQQ); and drive 3-3.5 hours to Tofino. Both airports are served by vehicle rental companies.
Fly daily from Calgary and Vancouver to both Nanaimo and Comox Valley airports; and from Edmonton to Comox Valley Airport.
South Terminal204-4440 Cowley Crescent Richmond, BC
634 Campbell StreetTofino, BC
50 Wingen Lane (adjacent to The Shore building)Box 896Tofino, BC
Frequent, year-round bus service to Tofino is available from Vancouver, Victoria and most Vancouver Island communities.
E1-430 Stewart AveNanaimo, BC
346 D Campbell StreetBox 207Tofino, 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, then clicking on the map for road and weather conditions.
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:
If you’re driving to Tofino from November through April, you will 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. Important information: Get the details here on the tire and chain requirements 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.
The BC Ministry of Transportation is conducting a significant upgrade to Highway 4 near Kennedy Lake, with completion expected in 2021.
Please consult this detailed 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 BC Government News.
What are the expected delays?
Where is the road work taking place?
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.
Will I have cell service?
Cell phone coverage is typically unavailable along most of Highway 4 between Port Alberni and the Tofino/Ucluelet junction.
Are there washrooms along the way?
Washroom facilities along Highway 4 are also intermittent. You will find them at theTaylor Arm pullout and Kennedy River pullout.
URGENT Update: Travelling to Tofino during COVID-19
Updated Highway 4 Road Closure Schedule at Kennedy Hill