Transportation & Parking

Parking Services

The District of Tofino adopted a new downtown parking plan and new signage has been installed in the downtown core. 

The new parking plan was approved by Council in June 2015 after consultation with the community through the Downtown Parking Review and the Zoning Bylaw Review. The plan aims to strike a balance between the needs of all user groups; providing clarity and an equitable framework for residents, businesses and visitors alike. The public is welcome to provide feedback by:

All feedback will be received and considered by staff and Council in making changes or modifications to the plan.

Downtown Parking Map | Downtown Parking Policy

Pay Parking is in effect beginning May 15, 2017, in the Municipal Lots (adjacent to the Municipal Office).

Land Transportation

Tofino Transit Seasonal Shuttle Bus

Summer Shuttle Service has ended. See you next summer!

May Long Weekend Free Shuttle

May 19th, 2017


Free Shuttle Service May 20, 21, 22, 2017


Tofino Beach Bus

The Beach Bus operates daily from Tofino to Long beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. This service is only available in the summer months.

To view the Beach Bus schedule, please visit

Tofino Bus Island Express

Tofino Bus Island Express provides daily transportation to Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni from Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria. 
To view route information, please see the Tofino Bus Island Express website at

Air Transportation

Tofino-Long Beach Airport

The Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ) is centrally located between the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Situated opposite the world-renowned Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, the airport is the most convenient entry point to the west coast from major centres, including Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. For more information, view the Tofino-Long Beach Airport webite.

Comox Valley Airport

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is centrally located on the central east coast of Vancouver Island and is the second largest airport on Vancouver Island. Offering customs facilities and year-round direct routes to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, YQQ also provides seasonal chartered flights for Vancouver Island residents direct from Comox to Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.  For more information, view the Commox Valley Airport website.

Nananimo Airport

The Nanaimo Airport (YCD) is also centrally located on the east coast of Vancouver Island.  YCD is adjacent to the Island Highway and approximately 15 minutes south of Nanaimo. The modern air passenger facility supports a broad range of services and amenities. For more information, view the Nanaimo Airport website.

Local Maps

To view local road, beach and land use maps, please click on the link below.