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Tofino

The town of Tofino has many sandy beaches that are home to resorts, hostels and beach houses. Tofino lies within the United Nations Clayoquot Sound World Biosphere Reserve, renowned for its dramatic scenery, temperate rainforests and abundant wildlife (whales, sea lions, bears, seabirds, sea otters and more). The surfing capital of western Canada, Tofino captures the hearts of all who travel here.

Tofino Bus offers express bus service to and from Tofino to Ucluelet, Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Victoria on its southbound route. Tofino Bus leaves from the Tofino bus depot at 346 Campbell Street, at the far end of the Coop parking area.

Check our bus schedule for information about arrivals and departures in Tofino.

To book a ticket from Tofino to Port Alberni, Nanaimo or Victoria, visit our online reservation system or call 1.866.986.3466 (local 250.725.2871) to reserve your bus ticket by phone.


Tofino Trails and Attractions

Pacific Rim National Park

Willowbrae Trail

The secret trail to the back end of Florencia Bay, one of the warmer beaches, lay in the sun at either Halfmoon or Florencia Bay.

Bog Trail

An easy fascinating trail through a stunted shore pine bog. Wheel chair accessible boardwalk.

Nuu-chah-nulth Trail

Links Florencia Bay and the Wickaninnish Centre. Signs explore the history and culture of the First Nations people who settled this coast thousands of years ago.

South Beach Trail

1.5 km round trip leaving from the Wickaninnish Centre.

Wickaninnish Centre

Tthe interpretive trail for the Pacific Rim National Park and the trail head for many hikes.

Rainforest Interpretive Trail

Old-Growth forest with two 1 km interpretive boardwalk trails.

Combers Beach to Wick Centre

An amazing beach walk that is often uncrowded.

Long Beach

The name speaks for itself. The largest attraction in the area.

Schooner Trail to Long Beach

A forest/beach combo that is the most popular trail in the park.


Tofino Beaches

Cox Bay, MacKenzie & Chesterman Beach

Amazing sandy beaches, home to Long Beach Lodge and the Wickaninnish Inn.

Tonquin Beach

This popular suntan beach is often hidden from the wind.


Surfing

Tofino is the surf capital of Canada.  With amazing surf beaches such as Long Beach and Cox Bay, the west coast is our Canadian surfers paradise.

The Beach Bus works with the surf schools and surf rental stores in both Tofino and Ucluelet to get you and your gear to the best location.


Whale and Bear Watching

Tofino and Ucluelet offer endless opportunities for nature cruises in both Barkley and Clayoquot Sound. A day on the ocean is a must-do to fully enjoy this marine environment.


Fishing

Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet offer excellent charters for both saltwater and freshwater angling. Salmon are the most famous fish on the coast, but halibut and bottom fish are also plentiful.