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West Coast Transit

The West Coast Transit service connects Tofino to Esowista, Ty-Histanis, Ucluelet, and hitac̓u. Two buses will be in service on weekdays, and one on weekends, making 31 stops along the route. Service will begin at 06:30 AM (weekdays) & 7 AM (weekends), with the last trip ending around 7 PM.

West Coast Transit is a cashless system. Standard fares are $5.50 per trip or $10 for a day pass. Monthly passes can also be purchased for $100. Trips can be paid for via the Token Transit App. Students can access the service for free using their Student ID card. Passes can be purchased in Tofino at the Co-op Grocery Store.

For more details on the West Coast Transit service, including route information and schedules, visit West Coast Transit.

Two people load a surfboard on the free shuttle in Tofino

Free Seasonal Shuttle

The Tofino Free Shuttle is a free summer service between Tofino’s Village core and Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Riders can hop on and off at any stop along the route.

The Tofino Shuttle has operated since 2009 and has been free of charge since 2014. The service is funded primarily by Tofino’s participation in the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) program with additional support from pay parking revenue and Tourism Tofino.

The 2024 Free Shuttle will run from Monday, June 24 to Wednesday, September 4.

View the 2024 Free Shuttle Map & Schedule.

Green and white 'Zero Emissions' electric bus

Tofino Bus & Island Connector

Tofino Bus Island Express provides transportation to Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni from Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria.
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Island Connector provides transportation between Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni. For more information, visit:

Cut down your carbon footprint!

Using public transit is one of the most effective actions individuals can take to conserve energy.

Cycling in and around Tofino

Cycling is a convenient, low-cost, practical way for residents and visitors to get around in Tofino year-round. Cycling offers many benefits to individuals, the community and the environment including:

  • Improving health through active lifestyles and social interaction
  • Reducing traffic and parking congestion
  • Improving air quality and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Minimizing impact on the environment
  • Providing equitable and accessible forms of transportation.

Over a third (35%) of all trips by Tofino residents are made by sustainable forms of transportation like cycling, walking and shuttle services. Our goal (as stated in our 2019 multi-modal transportation plan) is to double this over the next two decades.

To facilitate cycling, Tofino has developed a new policy to allow e-bikes on Tofino’s paved 8.8-km Multi-Use Pathway (MUP). Find out which e-bikes and e-mobility devices are allowed on the (MUP).

Tofino beaches are wide open spaces that can also be enjoyed by bike as well as by foot. However, sand and bicycle drivetrains don’t go well together. Follow bike shop rules if you are renting a bike and be respectful of shorebirds and other wildlife.

Surfer in wetsuit pedals bike with surfboard on paved path