Tofino is considered a reigning jewel of the Canadian west coast with its stunning beauty and rugged Pacific Ocean coastline. Located in the Clayoquot Sound on the western coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino has a population of about 2,000 and features a unique ecological diversity that has been declared an official Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
While Tofino is known as a relaxed, easy-going frontier town, it also boasts a number of ritzy beachfront resorts, remarkable restaurants and a vibrant arts scene rooted in nature and First Nations culture.
The area in and around Tofino is a true natural wonder, offering limitless outdoor possibilities: fishing, kayaking, whale-watching, wildlife-viewing, camping, storm-watching, cultural excursions, surfing, hiking and other activities.
An extensive system of scenic trails in and around Tofino - and the Pacific Rim National Park - makes it easy to enjoy the area's distinct ecosystem, spectacular beauty, lush rainforests and sandy beaches.