Short Term Rentals and B&Bs

On this page you will find the following:

For convenience, please find below a List of Licenced Short Term Rentals/B&Bs in Tofino.

What is considered a Short Term Rental?

Short-Term Rentals and Vacation Rentals are terms that are used interchangeably. From a land-use and zoning perspective, they are commercial uses rather than residential uses. Short-term rentals are defined as rentals for a period of less than one month.

The District of Tofino Zoning Bylaw defines the terms as follows:

  • Short-Term Rental means temporary accommodation use located in a secondary suite, caretaker cottage, or principal residence.
  • Bed and Breakfast means a business located in a single family dwelling that provides temporary accommodation to the travelling public and includes the provision of breakfast by the owner/occupant.
Where are Short Term Rentals permitted?

Short-term rentals are allowed in the R1, R4, RA1, RA2, RA3, A1, A2, A3, A4, C2 and CD(EL) zones, as well as the Fred Tibbs condos.

To find the zoning of a particular property, use our GIS Portal.

What are the rules?

Regulations regarding Short Term Rentals are found in two Bylaws:

This Bylaw requires owners or operators of buisnesses to hold valid business licences, sets the licence fees and establshes different regulations for different classes of business.

This Bylaw divides the District of Tofino into zones, and provides regulations governing the use of land, buildings, structures, parking, and landscaping. 

How to get a Bussiness Licence for Short Term Rentals

To obtain a District of Tofino Business Licence, make sure you have taken the following steps:

List of Licenced Short Term Rentals and B&Bs

Please find below a list of the short term rental properties that have 2017 District of Tofino Business Licences.*

*NOTE: While current business licences have been issued for 2017, this does not confirm compliance with all District bylaws.The District of Tofino is currently reviewing business licenses and working with business owners to gain compliance with all applicable bylaws.

This list will be updated monthly by District staff. 

Last Updated: July 2017

Name

Street Number

Street Name

241 CAMPBELL STREET 241 CAMPBELL STREET
ABALONE INN 1341 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
ADAM SMALLWOOD 627 YEW WOOD RD
ADRIENNE'S LOFT 151 EIK RD
ADVENTURE TOFINO B&B 615 PFEIFFER CRES     
ALDERVIEW TOFINO 1018 CAMPBELL STREET
ALISON MURFITT 230 MAIN STREET
ANGLER'S INN 637 NEILSON PL
ARTISTS NOOK VACATION RENTAL 268 FIRST STREET
BAYVIEW 1035 JENSENS BAY RD
BEACH BREAK LODGE B & B 1337 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
BEACH LOFT 1269 LYNN RD           
BEACH NEST 361 TONQUIN PARK RD   
BIRD SANCTUARY HOUSE & SUITES 1110 FELLOWSHIP DR     
BLACK BEAR GUESTHOUSE 926 BLACK BEAR LANE
BLUE BEAR BED & BREAKFAST 327 TONQUIN PARK RD
BLUE HERON HOUSE 925 SANDPIPER PLACE
BOTANICAL HOUSE 1080 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
BRIMAR B & B 1375 THORNBERG CRESCENT
BROWNING PASS CABIN 890 CAMPBELL STREET
BY THE BAY 1338 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
CAMBRIAN ARBORICULTURE CONSULTANTS 325 LEIGHTON WAY      
CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS 230 MAIN STREET
CARRIE MARSHALL VACATION RENTALS 230 MAIN STREET
CASITA TOFINO 1386 PACIFIC RIM HWY
CATHIE'S COTTAGE 1381 THORNBERG CRESCENT
CEDAR NOOK 609 PFEIFFER CRES     
CEDAR SANDS 1422 PACIFIC RIM HWY
CEDAR SURF 1096 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
CEDARSHACK 1336 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
CEDARWOOD COVE 1292 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
CHESTERMAN BEACH B&B 1345 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
CHESTERMAN BEACH COTTAGE SUITE 1230 LYNN RD           
CHESTERMAN BEACH ESTATES SUITE 1174 POWNALL PLACE
CHESTERMAN BEACH FINE ART VACATION HOUSE 1235 HOWARD DRIVE
CHESTERMAN CABIN 1245 HOWARD DRIVE
CHESTERMAN COTTAGE 1262 LYNN RD           
CHESTERMAN HOUSE 1293 LYNN RD
CLAYOQUOT ASSOCIATES, DBA CLAYOQUOT CEDAR HOUSE 1398 PACIFIC RIM HWY
CLAYOQUOT CALM 1024 CAMPBELL STREET
CLAYOQUOT VIEW 230 MAIN STREET
COASTAL HAVEN 1173 LYNN RD           
COBBLE WOOD GUESTHOUSE 1115 FELLOWSHIP DR     
COSTA AZUL 151 EIK RD
COX BAY CABIN 1436 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
COX BAY HOME 1374 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
COX BAY RETREAT 1391 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
CYPRE SUITES 521 CYPRE CRES
DANCING CEDARS GUEST HOUSE 650 NEILSON PL
DAVID AND LEANNE RIVARD 1228 HOWARD DRIVE
DON LEWIN 956 JENSENS BAY RD    
DREAM CATCHER 151 EIK RD
DUNES CABIN 1217 HOWARD DRIVE
EAGLES NEST 151 EIK RD
EAGLEVIEW 230 MAIN STREET
EBB AND FLOW GUEST HOUSE 632 NEILSON PL
EMERALD FOREST B & B 1326 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
ERISKAY 1220 HOWARD DRIVE
FERNWOOD BY THE SEA 1230 HOWARD DRIVE
FIREBIRD GUEST HOUSE TOFINO 191 ARNET RD          
FOREST EDGE ACCOMMODATIONS 660 TO 695 SHARP RD          
FOREST VIEW CABIN 1434 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
FRED TIBBS #19 230 MAIN STREET
FRED TIBBS #6 230 MAIN STREET
FRED TIBBS CONDO #10 230 MAIN STREET
FRED TIBBS CONDO 22 230 MAIN STREET
GOLD COAST RETREAT 1338 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
GREY WOLF GUEST SUITE 606 ALBERTO RD
GULL COTTAGE B&B 1254 LYNN RD           
HARBOUR HIDEAWAY 230 MAIN STREET
HARBOURFRONT GUEST SUITE 230 MAIN STREET
HARVEY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 1310 LYNN RD           
HEMLOCK HIDEAWAY 918 BLACK BEAR LANE
HERTAS B&B 831 CAMPBELL STREET
HIGH TIDE 151 EIK RD
HILLTOP HAVEN 300 FOURTH STREET
HUMMING BIRD B&B 640 MACKENZIE RD      
ISLAND VISTA 151 EIK RD
JARMOS 240 CAMPBELL STREET
JUDI'S SEASIDE COTTAGE 151 EIK RD
LA VIE EN ROSE 151 EIK RD
LIGHTHOUSE INN 345 LONE CONE RD      
LONE CONE GUEST SUITES 170 SECOND STREET
LUCKY EAGLE GUEST LODGE 638 NEILSON PL
MARK SAGER 1314 LYNN RD           
MEARES RETREAT 140 ARNET RD          
MEARESVIEW 230 MAIN STREET
MICHELS CABIN 1241 LYNN RD           
MOON SHADOW 151 EIK RD
NALU HOUSE 1358 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
NATURE'S EDGE GUEST HOUSE 1314 PACIFIC RIM HWY
NETTY'S BED & BREAKFAST 1284 LYNN RD           
OCEAN BREEZE 151 EIK RD
OCEAN DREAM 800 CAMPBELL STREET
OCEAN HILL HOUSE 211 ARNET RD          
ON THE BEACH GUEST SUITE 351 TONQUIN PARK RD   
OSA HOUSE TOFINO 336 PETERSON DR       
PACIFIC RETREAT 321 ARNET LANE        
PACIFICA RENTALS 1177 LYNN RD           
PADDLERS POINT 701 BOND LANE         
PAT ROBERTSON, HERON COTTAGE 1076 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
PORT-O-CALL 151 EIK RD
PORTOFINO 230 MAIN STREET
RAINCOAST RETREAT 1126 ABRAHAM DR        
RAVENS NEST 355 NEILL STREET
RAVENS RETREAT 151 EIK RD
RAY OF SUNSHINE 1156 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
RED CROW GUEST HOUSE 1064 PACIFIC RIM HWY
ROCKFISH GUESTSUITE 646 YEW WOOD RD
RUSTY ANCHOR 810 CAMPBELL STREET
SAILFIN SUITE 1130 ABRAHAM DR        
SALAL 1362 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
SALAL FOREST SUITE 1092 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
SALT VACATION RENTAL 355 LONE CONE RD
SAND DOLLAR GUEST HOUSE 611 PFEIFFER CRES     
SANDPIPER BEACH HOUSE 1327 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
SAUNA HOUSE B&B 1286 LYNN RD           
SEA CHANGE , DBA/THE DEN 639 YEW WOOD RD
SEA STAR BEACH RETREAT 1294 LYNN RD           
SEABROOK 1010 CAMPBELL STREET
SEAFARER'S 1212 LYNN RD           
SEASIDE 1343 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
SEASPRAY 1307 LYNN RD           
SHOREWIND PLACE 697 CAMPBELL STREET
SLACK TIDE INN 1430 PACIFIC RIM HWY
SPINDRIFT 1373 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
SPYGLASS 151 EIK RD
STARLIGHT SUITE 1328 PACIFIC RIM HWY
STELLER'S JAY RETREAT 1216 HOWARD DRIVE
STORM BAY B & B 680 CAMPBELL STREET
STORM BAY GUEST HOUSE 709 BOND LANE         
STORM WATCH SUITES 120 ARNET RD          
STORMFRONT TOFINO 606 PFEIFFER CRES     
SUITE SANCTUARY 1118 FELLOWSHIP DR     
SUMMERHILL GUEST HOUSE 1101 FELLOWSHIP DR     
SUNRISE SUITE 902 BLACK BEAR LANE
SUNSET HOUSE ON ROSIE BAY 1421 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
SUNSET LOFT TOFINO 230 MAIN STREET
SUPREME EIK LANDING WATERFRONT VIEW 151 EIK RD
SURF SANCTUARY 937 SANDPIPER PLACE
TAPASA 901 BLACK BEAR LANE
THE ANCHOR AT CHESTERMAN BEACH 1368 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
THE BEACON GUESTHOUSE 371 NEILL STREET
THE BIRDS NEST 210 FIRST STREET
THE BLUE CABIN 311 OLSEN RD          
THE BRICK HOUSE 1322 LYNN RD           
THE COZY CURLEW 1418 PACIFIC RIM HWY
THE DUNES 1223 HOWARD DRIVE
THE EAGLES NEST TOFINO 1054 CAMPBELL STREET
THE LOFT 1126 FELLOWSHIP DR     
THE NOOK 1022 JENSENS BAY RD
THE OSPREY SUITE 1102 FELLOWSHIP DR     
THE POINT AT CHESTERMAN 1302 LYNN RD           
THE TUG BOAT INN 290B LONE CONE RD      
THE WHIMBREL CABIN 1252 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
TIBBS 26 230 MAIN STREET
TIDAL RETREAT 920 JENSENS BAY RD    
TIDES INN BED & BREAKFAST 160 ARNET RD          
TIGH-NA CLAYOQUOT 1040 CAMPBELL STREET
TOFINO - OSPRAY LODGE B&B 450 NEILL STREET
TOFINO BEACH HOUSE 1285 LYNN RD           
TOFINO BEACH OASIS 1367 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
TOFINO CABINAS 1125 ABRAHAM DR        
TOFINO CEDAR HOME 335 LONE CONE RD      
TOFINO DREAM COTTAGE 1182 POWNALL PLACE
TOFINO FAMILY HOME & HOBBY FARM 631 YEW WOOD RD
TOFINO FOREST HOUSE 1321 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
TOFINO HOUSE 644 NEILSON PL
TOFINO OYSTER CATCHER SUITE 650 YEW WOOD RD
TOFINO PANORAMA 1027 JENSENS BAY RD
TOFINO RETREAT 978 JENSENS BAY RD    
TOFINO SEASCAPE 1289 LYNN RD           
TOFINO SKYLODGE 619 YEW WOOD RD
TOFINO SURF CABIN 1396 PACIFIC RIM HWY
TOFINO TRAVELLERS GUESTHOUSE 231 MAIN STREET
TOFINO TREE HOUSE 1394 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
TOFINO TREK-INN B&B 371 MAIN STREET
TOFINO VIEW HOUSE 1016 CAMPBELL STREET
TOFINO WATERFRONT STUDIO 230 MAIN STREET
TONQUIN BEACH SUITE 310 TONQUIN PARK RD   
TRANQUIL ACCOMMODATIONS 993 JENSENS BAY RD
TREE FERN GUEST HOUSE 919 BLACK BEAR LANE
TSUGA VACATION HOME 913 SANDPIPER PLACE
UNIT 20 FRANK TIBBS 230 MAIN STREET
VIEWWEST VACATON RENTALS 949 SANDPIPER PLACE
VISTA HERMOSA ENTERPRISES, DBA VISTA HERMOSA 250 MAIN STREET
VISTA HERMOSA ENTERPRISES, DBA VISTA HERMOSA 2 230 MAIN STREET
WARDOWEST DOCKSIDE LODGE 615 CAMPBELL STREET
WATERS EDGE 331 TONQUIN PARK RD   
WEST COAST ACCOMMODATIONS 1238 LYNN RD           
WEST COAST CEDAR SUITE 1131 ABRAHAM DR        
WEST COAST HIDEAWAY 1392 PACIFIC RIM HWY   
WHITEWATER 1391 CHESTERMAN BEACH RD
WILD LIGHT TOFINO 641 VINCENTE PLACE
WITSEND 1260 PACIFIC RIM HIGHWAY
YACHT HOUSE 1233 LYNN RD           
YEW WOOD RETREAT 630 YEW WOOD RD
YEW WOOD STAY B&B 622 YEW WOOD RD
ZOES @ NORTH BEACH 1216 LYNN RD           

 


 



To learn more, contact:

Jess Towers
Business Licence Inspector
jess@tofino.ca
250-725-3229 ext. 605