Tofino travel guide

Tofino Tourism | Tofino Guide

You're Going to Love Tofino

With a population of 1,655, Tofino is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Tofino has to offer.

Where to Eat in Tofino

If you’re looking for affordable options, Wolf In The Fog (150 Fourth Street) and Ice House Oyster Bar (81 West St) are great picks.

When to visit Tofino

Tofino in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 195
1 night at 3-star hotel
Tofino in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 195
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Tofino in August, when the average temperature is 15 °C, and the highest can go up to 19 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 4 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 417 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Tofino, with an average rainfall of 71 mm.

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How to Get to Tofino


When flying to Tofino, you’ll arrive at Tofino Long Beach (YAZ), which is located 7 miles from the city centre The shortest domestic flight to Tofino departs from Vancouver and takes around 46m.


Another option to get to Tofino is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 126 miles from Tofino. You’ll find branches of Turo and Discount Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.

Airports near Tofino

Airlines serving Tofino

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United Airlines
Good (3,587 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,578 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (273 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
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Where to stay in Tofino

Average rates range from around C$ 358 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 1,099 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Duffin Cove Resort and Tofino Motel Harborview.

Where to stay in popular areas of Tofino

Most booked hotels in Tofino

Hotel Zed Tofino
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 306+
Tofino Motel Harborview
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 338+
Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 463+
Middle Beach Lodge
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 246+
The Maq Hotel
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 276+
Tofino Resort + Marina
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 313+

Renting a car in Tofino

Renting a car in Tofino costs C$ 153 per day, on average, or C$ 305 if you want to rent it for 2 days.

Expect to pay C$ 1.80 per litre in Tofino (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 21.57 and C$ 28.76.