our community

Life at the end of the road

The community of Tofino is situated in Tla-o-qui-aht territory at the tip of the Esowista Peninsula in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island’s west coast, and is home to approximately 1,932 residents (2016 Census).

Once a quiet coastal town, Tofino is now a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors from around the world. Tourists and residents alike come to enjoy the natural beauty and participate in activities ranging from surfing and kayaking, to fishing and storm watching.

Nuu-chah-nulth culture, pristine wilderness and our eclectic community of locals carry Tofino’s charm and warmth through the rainier months, making life at the end of the road a special and unforgettable experience for all.

Our Community Vision

Located in the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, Tofino is a vibrant, resilient and progressive community, home to people of all backgrounds who together build for the future, care for one another, connect with and protect the natural environment, and celebrate the rich First Nations culture.

Info to know

Kids jumping on beach


The Tofino Recreation Department hosts a wide range of activities and classes for all ages throughout the year.

Explore recreation activities and programs

black bear on rocky sea shore

Be Bear Smart

Bears that become highly food-conditioned and habituated to humans are often destroyed because of concerns for human safety. Early reporting of a bear in a neighbourhood helps address the underlying issues before it becomes a problem.

Learn about bears in Tofino

Water fountain at the Village Green.

Single-Use Plastics

In 2022, Tofino became the first municipality in British Columbia to ban single-use plastic utensils, including spoons, forks, knives, chopsticks and stir sticks. The District of Tofino continues to work with Surfrider Pacific Rim to reduce single-use plastic within our community.

Learn how Tofino is becoming more sustainable

Community News

community update

Closure- Tofino Community Hall: June 13-28, 2024

June 3, 2024

The District of Tofino would like to inform residents that the Tofino Community Hall will be closed for essential upgrades from Thursday, June 13, 2024, to Friday, June 28, 2024.

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community event

Recreation Expo – Saturday, June 8, 2024

June 3, 2024

The District of Tofino Recreation Department would like to invite you to the Recreation Expo happening on Saturday, June 8, 2024.

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public notice

Category 2 & Category 3 Open Burning Prohibition: Effective May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

Effective at 12 PM on Friday, May 17, 2024, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning will be prohibited across the Coastal Fire Centre including Tofino.

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