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: Spring is in Full Bloom!

The weather on Vancouver Island's West Coast is truly remarkable. Yes, we get rain, but we also get some incredible stretches of sun that light up our beaches and delight whale watchers, fishing charters and surfers alike. This time of year, expect most weather conditions. It's usually above 10 degrees Celsius day and night, with daytime highs anywhere between 12° C and 20° C. One of the wonderful weather phenomena in Tofino this time of year is the relatively low wind and absence of fog. This is due to the cool temperatures in the nearby mountains, which keeps the ocean calm and the hinders the development of fog.

This time of year is a favorite for seasoned Tofino travelers. So pack some raingear, hope for sun and get on your way to Tofino!

Remember the old Tofino saying:

There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices!

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.