Multi-Modal Transportation Plan

The Multi-Modal Transportation Plan is now complete.  Thank you to everyone who participated and provided input and feedback!

Development Process

Final Draft Report – At the May 6th, 2019 Committee of the Whole Meeting, staff presented the Draft Final Report of the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan with Urban Systems and Studio Parsons consultants.  The Report is available for viewing here.

Phase 2 – The purpose of Phase 2 is to present the proposed vision, goals, targets, and networks and gather input from a broad range of residents and visitors. There will be a number of engagement activities designed to excite and continue conversations, including Sustainable Transportation Advisory Group Meetings, pop-up events, and an online survey. The feedback gathered will help refine and confirm support of the proposed plan. 

Phase 1 - Throughout Phase 1, residents and visitors shared their aspirations for the future of transportation in Tofino and provided feedback on the preliminary directions of the plan. Results from the findings events in Phase 1 are posted below: 

District of Tofino Multi-Modal Transporation Plan - Phase 1 Consultation Results

The District of Tofino is undertaking a Multi-Modal Transportation Plan to help deal with current transportation challenges and shape the future of transportation in Tofino. A Multi-Modal Transportation Plan is a process to improve the various modes of transportation including walking, cycling, transit, motor vehicles, and the connections between modes.

Transportation decisions affect our community’s health, environment, and economy. The Multi-Modal Transportation Plan will identify opportunities for the District to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work towards a more sustainable transportation system that reduces parking and traffic congestion and encourages locals and visitors to choose active modes of transportation.

Transportation plays a key role in our daily lives and has real implications on our quality of life. Having more choice when it comes to transportation in Tofino will help to enhance our existing transportation network, making how you get around more convenient, efficient, and safe.


In 2018, the District received a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to develop a Multi-Modal Transportation Plan to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Tofino. The reduction of GHG’s is a goal in many or the District’s foundational plans including Vision 2 Action (ICSP), the Official Community Plan, and the Community Energy Plan. GHG reduction is also supported in the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the Cycling Network Plan and existing District initiatives such as the free summer transit and the multi-us-path (MUP) expansion.

Currently, Tofino’s the transportation sector is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Tofino. In fact, Tofino’s Community Energy Plan (2010) found that 71% of all community-wide GHG emissions came from on-road transportation. Transportation-related GHG emissions can be reduced by enabling and encouraging both residents and visitors to shift from private automobiles to sustainable modes of transportation, such as walking, cycling, and transit.


The Multi-Modal Transportation Plan is being developed over a 9-month period from August 2018 to April 2019 and involves a variety of opportunities for residents and visitors to participate and provide input. 

The final Multi-Modal Transportation Plan will outline opportunities to enhance Tofino’s vibrant nature through transportation over the next 20 years, including the creation of a 5-year tactical plan and the identification of short-term actions and ‘quick wins’ that can be implemented over the next 1 to 3 years.

Get involved!

The District needs your input to help make our community a more walkable, bikeable, transit friendly, sustainable, forward thinking and dynamic place to be. 

A series of pop-up events was held in Tofino to gather the community's feedback on the proposed vision, goals, and network being considered for the Multi-Modal Transportation Plan.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 9AM – 11AM
Shed Patio
461 Campbell St

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 1PM – 3PM 
Outside Beaches Grocery
1180 Pacific Rim Hwy

Monday, February 18, 2019 | 11AM – 2PM 
Tofino Community Hall 
351 Arnet Rd 

View the Display Boards 

From February 15 to March 15, 2019, the District of Tofino hosted an online survey. The purpose of the survey was to gather feedback on your priorities and the proposed vision, goals, targets and transportation networks for the plan.  If you have additional comments you would like to share, please email Aaron Rodgers at

Thank you to everyone who took the MMTP survey this fall. We received over 340 responses with lots of feedback. The District hosted a community workshop on Nov. 7th where over 30 participants reviewed the survey results, delved deeper into transportation topics and began to form guiding principles. The slides from the presentation are available below.


2018-11-07 Presentation

You’re encouraged to stay connected for updates on this exciting project. Details on upcoming events, open houses, surveys, feedback opportunities and important project milestones will be highlighted as they are announced. 

For more information, please contact:

Aaron Rodgers, Manager of Community Sustainability
(T) 250-725-3229 ext. 701