Located in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the Esowista peninsula on the western edge of Vancouver Island, Tofino is a stunning, natural place. Bordered by water on three sides and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to the south, this area is a wilderness lover’s paradise.
The Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations have called this area home for millennia. Opitsat, Ahousaht and Hesquiaht are communities in Clayoquot Sound.
Formerly a resource-based town dependent on fishing and logging, Tofino has become of the top destination in British Columbia, attracting thousands of tourists each year. Many activities are part of the Tofino experience including surfing, whale and wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, beachcombing, birding, kayaking, canoeing, Hot Springs, educational and cultural tourism, and much more.
Visitor’s services and destination marketing are managed by Tourism Tofino, Tofino’s destination marketing organization.