Tofino BC could be considered Vancouver Island's most well know and visited oceanfront resort town. Tofino has been known to have 25,000 visitors per day during a peak period. Many of these people arrive for the day from other parts of Vancouver Island and BC. Many also come for extended stays from all around the world. Everyone comes to experience the true wilderness feel of the wild west side of Vancouver Island. For a more modern experience, please also try our new site at Tofino Vacation Rentals.
Tofino's wild side comes from the combination of the spectacular choices of beaches and one of the very best National Parks in Canada, the Pacific Rim National Park. No where else in the world can you find natural settings that equal the temperate rainforest and clean, quiet white sand beaches of the peninsula that juts out into the Pacific Ocean from Vancouver Island. Both Tofino, and Ucluelet, are a vacation destination that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. It is an experience to remember regardless of the season.
There are several ways to reach Tofino which include by road, boat, plane and ferry. The MV Lady Rose and the M.V. Frances Barkley are passenger and cargo ferries based in Port Alberni that service communities up and down Barkley Sound and stop in Ucluelet. The ferry service is based in Port Alberni, which is a short drive from the more populated communities on the east side of Vancouver Island. The trip up the sound is absolutely spectacular and is a truly memorable experience. The trip takes an entire day, with stops all along the way at float homes and whaling stations to deliver goods and supplies to the small communities dotting the Sound. When you arrive in Ucluelet, you will have had a good exposure to west coast life and seen many of the spectacular vistas that await you exploring further from the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet.
Tofino BC Accommodations are wide in scope. From the small surfer's shacks found on secluded "locals only" beaches to the 6 + bedroom mansions that empty onto Chesterman's Beach, there is something for everyone in one of the two communities. The accommodations on the west cost are extremely popular and have limited availability. If you are interested in Tofino Accommodations, we recommend that you begin your search at least 12 months in advance to guarantee availability. Give us a call and let us know what you will be requiring for accommodations and we will do everything we can to find you what you are looking for in Tofino BC.