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 4 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
1 night at 3-star hotel
Tofino in January
Estimated hotel price
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 12 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Tofino is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 203 km from Tofino. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Alamo, among others, in Vancouver.

Airports near Tofino

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Where to stay in Tofino

Average rates range from around $437 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $1,331 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

Hiring a car in Tofino

Expect to pay $2.23 per litre in Tofino (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $26.72 and $35.63. The most frequently booked car type in Tofino is Full-size (Chevrolet Orlando or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Mazda Mazda3 or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.