Projects & Initiatives
Share your two cents
Thanks to technology, it's easier than ever before to become engaged with what's happening in your community! For many town projects and initiatives, we seek the input of our residents and businesses. As such, we use an online community engagement platform called Talk Tofino to keep you in the loop with projects we have on the go. You can access all the project details, presentations, timelines, progress, and when it's time for input and feedback - you'll be notified for your chance to participate.
Did you know
The Tofino Free Shuttle is primarily funded by the Resort Municipality Initiative? The shuttle is free of charge for all riders, who can hop on and off at various beach and resort stops between downtown Tofino and Cox Bay, with their surfboards and beach gear.
Projects Open For Community Engagement
Business Licence Regulation Bylaw Update
The current District of Tofino Business Licence Regulation Bylaw No. 858, 2000(External link) has not had any significant updates to its regulatory provisions, or classifications since its adoption decades ago. Staff is proposing to increase regulations to general provisions as well as specific business classifications and continue the scheduled fee increases each year.
Sort'nGo - Organics, Recycling & Waste Collection
Starting fall 2022, residents in Tofino, Ucluelet and surrounding communities will start collecting organics waste in standard-size curbside collection carts.
Development Approvals Framework
The District’s Development Approvals Framework Process is now underway. This work is being funded by the Union of BC Municipalities Local Government Development Approvals Program.
Multi-Use Path Upgrades: Olsen Road to Gibson Street
Upgrades to Tofino’s Multi-Use Path (MUP) between Olsen Road and Gibson Street will begin in mid-April 2022. The upgrades are anticipated to be complete within an 8-week construction period.
RMI Funded Projects
Since becoming a Resort Municipality in 2008, RMI funding has allowed Tofino to invest in visitor and community programs and services such as:
The RMI program has partially funded the revitalization of Fourth Street and the blocks of Campbell Street, between Fourth and Second Streets. The upgrades included civil infrastructure as well as pedestrian, parking and landscape improvements. In 2015, RMI funds supported a portion of the Main Street 2.0 revitalization project.
Mountain Bike Park
Between 2012 and 2014, The District of Tofino created a mountain bike skills park and a 1.3-kilometre multi-use bike trail connected to the Tonquin Trail network. The project was completed in partnership with a local group of bike enthusiasts who raised $25,000 towards the construction of the bike park.
Improved Water and Beach Access
RMI funding has allowed the District of Tofino to invest in infrastructure improvements to local beaches, including washrooms, hot showers, and surf change houses at North and South Chesterman Beach.
Seasonal Shuttle Service
Since 2007, the District of Tofino has offered a shuttle July through September featuring a circuitous route with stops at all major resorts and campgrounds, beach amenities, and the village core. In 2014, RMI funding allowed the District to offer the shuttle for free.
The Ambassador Program delivers essential regional information and training intended to build capacity within our local service industry while encouraging civic responsibility, volunteerism and community engagement. Partially funded through the RMI program, the Ambassador Program is offered free of charge.