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business & development

Inspiring sustainable growth

Tofino is a place that inspires – from astonishing ocean vistas, lush forest trails, and the richness of Nuu-chah-nulth culture to the deep commitment of local business owners and sheer tenacity of the people who choose to live, work and play at the ‘end of the road.’

Info to know

Business licences

Business Licences

Any commercial, industrial, home-based or non-resident business working within Tofino must have a valid business licence in order to operate.

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Willie Thrasher performing at the Gust of the Wind music event.

Special Events Permits

Tofino's beaches, public places and parks make for a perfect backdrop for your event. If your event is going to be hosted on District-owned property you are required to get a special event permit.

Learn about events permits

Building Permit

Building & Development Permits

If you're ready to start your new development or home renovation, applying for the proper permits is your first step

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Business & Development News

Bids and tenders

Invitation to Tenderers – Village Green Improvements & Neill Street Watermain Replacement

March 15, 2023

Construction of the Village Green Improvements & Neill Street Watermain Replacement
located along Neill Street from First Street to Third Street in Tofino, BC. The work is to be completed before September 30, 2023.

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Tofino waterfront aerial view

Business Licence Renewals

November 28, 2022

Tofino Business Licences are set to expire on December 31, 2022, and we are now accepting renewals for business operations in 2023.

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Public Notice

Public Hearing: Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1286, 2020 (Secondary Suites)

April 22, 2022

Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 464 of the Local Government Act will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. to hear and review representations from members of…

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