A walk in the park

Wooden walkway in dense forest with ferns

Our wild and natural setting is at the heart of Tofino's recreation and community experience. The District of Tofino encourages residents and visitors to explore and enjoy all of our beautiful outdoor spaces, parks and natural areas.

Doctors are now prescribing time spent in nature through PaRx, Canada's first national, evidence-based nature prescription program.

Village Green on a sunny day with a crowd
Kids play on a log structure at Village Green
Kids climbing on a log structure at Village Green
Tonquin Anchor at Village Green
Tennis Pickleball Court Village Green 2024

Village Green Park

Tofino's Village Green is the central hub of town. It comprises an ample green space, tennis and pickleball courts, basketball courts, a kids' playground, a skate park, and a large covered gazebo. This park is located in the center of town, on the corner of Third Street and Campbell Street. Tofino's local market utilizes the park on Saturdays during the summer months.

Park features:

  • Public washrooms
  • Picnic spots
  • KinsolPlay Log Climber and Parkour Course
  • Kompan Robina Explorer Ship

Third Street Park & Lookout

Commonly known as Anchor Park, this lookout point is located at the northern end of Third Street.  This small park looks over Tofino’s working harbour and out to Meares Island Tribal Park, including the Tla-o-qui-aht community of Opitsaht. Tofino’s nautical history is told on the plaque accompanying the historic anchor in this park

In September 2018, Tla-o-qui-aht artist Joe David carved and gifted a totem pole to the community of Tofino. It honours the ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ  Ha’wiih (Tla-o-qui-aht Hereditary Chiefs) and their spiritual and physical stewardship of the hahoułthee.

Park features:

  • Picnic spots
  • Street parking
Anchor park on a sunny day
Bench at Anchor Park
Reclaimed timbers with sign at Anchor Park

Tonquin Park

Tonquin Park encompasses several beaches and over 3km of walking trails. The park is located in the town core and can be accessed from the trailhead at the Tofino Community Hall.

Park features:

  • Public washrooms are located at the Community Hall and Tonquin Beach Road trailheads.
  • Pack in, pack out: help preserve the land for all to enjoy by leaving no trace.
  • Parking is located at the Tofino Community Hall.

Bert Demeria Memorial Park

This undeveloped parkland sits at the top of the Clayoquot View Estates subdivision on Lone Cone Road and is accessed from Alberto Road. The park is in an elevated location providing excellent views across the harbour. The park currently consists of a large grassy field, two memorial benches and some newly planted trees.

Park features:

  • NO Public washrooms

Tuff City Skate Park

Tofino's skate park has come a long way from the concrete pad and the plywood ramps that it used to be, thanks to Tofino's passionate community members' hard work and fundraising efforts. The skate park is one of the most well-used parks in Tofino; whether you are a skater, a scooter, a BMX'er or a bystander, the skate park offers entertainment value for everyone. The skate park is located in the Village Green on the corner of Third Street and Neill Street.

Park features:

  • Public washrooms
  • Picnic spots

Centennial Park

Centennial Park is centrally located on the corner of First Street and Arnet Road. The park includes a covered gazebo, a bocce court, horseshoe pits, kids play structure and a two-person swing. The park also has a wide and level walking path, making it an excellent place for seniors to enjoy.

Park features:

  • Public washrooms
  • Picnic spots
  • Street parking

Grice Park & Kayak Launch

This park is located at the harbour end of First Street and is locally known as the kayak launch. This is the only designated location close to Tofino’s centre providing public access for carrying kayaks to the water.

Park features:

  • Loading area
  • Concrete kayak launch
  • Stationary outdoor rowing machine
  • Picnic tables
  • Parking is limited