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

foam cup


Businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet can no longer provide customers with polystyrene takeaway containers, in addition to single-use plastic straws and checkout bags. 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

job posting

Early Childhood Educator Assistant

January 5, 2022

This exciting career opportunity will offer the successful candidate, guaranteed employment with the District of Tofino’s Community Children’s Centre upon completion of specific requirements. The District is offering a paid education opportunity to complete the coursework to qualify as an Early Childhood Educator Assistant through Pacific Rim Early Childhood Institute (delivered online).

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open letters and releases

Letter from Mayor, Council & Staff

November 30, 2021

The District of Tofino Mayor, Council and staff would like to thank the community of Tofino during these past few days of the Atmospheric River events. The preparedness and actions taken by the community as a whole demonstrates the resilience of Tofitians.

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Public Notice

Tuff City Skatepark Temporary Closure

November 5, 2021

Resurfacing and upgrades of Tuff City Skatepark will begin on November 8, 2021, to ensure the local community and skatepark users can continue enjoying this important facility.
The skatepark will be closed for approximately six weeks while this work is completed.

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