business &


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.

Learn about Business Licences

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

open letters and releases

Citizens of Vancouver Island’s West Coast Urge Campers to Reserve Sites at Authorized Campgrounds Before Venturing to the Area

May 16, 2023

Citizens of Vancouver Island’s west coast are asking all overnight vehicle and tent campers to make a reservation at an authorized campground before arriving on the West Coast, and to only camp at authorized campgrounds.

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open letters and releases

The District of Tofino Continues to Enforce Bylaws Regarding Unlawful Tourist Accommodation Businesses

May 8, 2023

The District of Tofino continues to be concerned about the impact of unlawful tourist accommodation businesses on long term housing availability and affordability in Tofino.

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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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