Tofino has a quaint and beautiful village-feel, and is located at the tip of Esowista Peninsula near the entrance to Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Once a predominantly resource-based timber and fishing town, Tofino has become a favoured destination for travellers from around the world because of the pristine landscapes, rugged coastline, and miles of spectacular sandy beaches. The abundance of activities and wide range of accommodation and dining options always keeps a visit to Tofino new and fresh, even for seasoned returning visitors.
Tofino boasts miles of sandy beaches to the south, islands of old-growth cedar, migrating grey whales, hot springs, sea lions, and a temperate climate. Tofino’s docks bustle with local fishermen and act as launching points for numerous sea kayaking, whale watching, wildlife, hot springs and cultural tours. Local boats also supply the 1,500 residents of five Nuu-chah-nulth communities and others who make their homes on the nearby islands and secluded shores of Clayoquot Sound.