Welcome to Tofino's longest-running website. You are probably not reading this from Canada's favorite beach & adventure town... yet. But hopefully you are planning your trip here, because this is the best place to start your travel research. Enjoy!

Accommodation & Activity Features

Remote Passages Marine Excursions

Whale Packages: Beachfront rooms + Zodiac tours!

Specials at Pacific Sands: Current Specials at the Beach Resort

Marina West

Marina West Motel: Best Room Rates in Tofino

Cox Bay Beach Resort: Stay 3 nights or more and save $45/ night!

Wickaninnish Inn

Seasonal Packages: Save $40/nt & enjoy daily breakfasts.

Middle Beach Lodge

Middle Beach Lodge: Last minute specials. Have a look!

Tofino Vacation Rentals

Wickaninnish Inn

Remote Passages

West Coast Aquatic Safaris

Clayoquot Eco-Tours at the Whale Centre

Tofino Fishing

Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Ocean Village Beach Resort

Jamie's Whale Watching

Long Beach Lodge Tofino

Tofino Public Market

The 2016 Tofino Public Market gets started on Saturday May 21st. Come for the Fun and the Artisan Wares, Crafts, Jewelry, Fresh Food & Drinks and Live Entertainment. Join scores of locals and visitors downtown at the Village Green and bask in the small town feel of this happening event. The Market runs every Saturday through through October 8th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

2016: A busy and beautiful summer!

Wow. Beach days in Tofino couldn't be better in the summer. While there's always a chance for fog here, summer is the most reliable season for sun. We've been experiencing temperatures in the high teens and low twenties (Celsius) on a regular basis. The winds can pick up from the west on some days, but you can usually find a beach that's tucked into the lee side of the wind where you're protected from the west. A good map helps for this.

With our great weather comes our busiest season. Yes, it's busy here in the summer, but please understand that Tofino is a small town with a big heart. Even though August is our busiest season, it's still a great time to be in Tofino. And of course there's a reason that folks flock here during the summer months. It's not just that it's vacation time, the summer weather and waves are fantastic.

Please remember that accommodations must be booked well in advance during the summer months. You will not find a hotel room last minute in Tofino during the summer, so please plan ahead.

Summer in Tofino is a time for sand castles; patio dining; whale & bear watching; sea kayaking; and playing in the ocean!

The short story is any time is a good time to visit Tofino. So no matter what the weather or season, we recommend you get on over to the accommodations area and book your trip today.

About Tofino Guide

The information we provide in these pages is intended to be current, relevant and useful as a research tool for your next trip to Tofino. But perhaps most importantly, we hope to display Tofino's unrivaled beauty and appeal to potential new and long-time visitors alike. If you find anything that seems out of place or that needs to be updated, please contact us and we will update the information right away.

Humpback Whale Breaching

Whale Watching

Tofino is world-renowned for the many gray and humpback whales that are easily accessible. Take a trip in a comfortable covered aluminum boat or enjoy the thrill of a high-speed zodiac excursion. Most companies guarantee sightings, and you'll see more than just whales out there..

Chesterman Beach Sunset

Tofino's Beaches

One of the main reasons that visitors flock to Tofino is for our world-famous beaches. We have plenty of stretches of sand to choose from and plenty of beachcombing opportunities. Read about beach fire regulations, the best beach to walk your dog and more...

Surfing at Chesterman Beach

Surfing with The RipCurl Pro!

Tofino calls itself the Surf Capital of the Canada for a reason. This May you might want to come and witness the RipCurl Pro Canadian National Surfing Championships. The event takes place May 27-29, 2016 and features some serious surfing talent. Watch the pros compete for surf gold with divisions for men, women, youth and longboard...

Getting to Tofino

While it is possible to fly directly to Tofino, most folks drive in their own vehicle. As such, we've prepared a getting here page, which details the amazing drive out to the wonderful west coast. We also have a full page of maps.

If you are looking for bus service to Tofino, please be aware that Tofino Bus offers exceptional scheduled bus and charter bus services from Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and the Comox Valley. For more information about Tofino Bus, visit their website.