Transportation

Get on the bus, Gus

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.

A 2024 route stop & schedule will be posted once available.

View the 2023 transit 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.
For more information, visit: tofinobus.com.

Island Connector provides transportation between Tofino, Ucluelet and Port Alberni. For more information, visit: islandlinkbus.com

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