Tofino travel guide

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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.

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 February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Tofino in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Tofino in August, when the average temperature is 59 °F, and the highest can go up to 66.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 35.6 °F, with an average temperature of 39.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 16.4″. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Tofino, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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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 center. The shortest flight to Tofino from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 5h 55m.


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 Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.

Airports near Tofino

Airlines serving Tofino

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United Airlines
Good (3,637 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,666 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (280 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
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Where to stay in Tofino

Average rates range from around $268 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $750 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Tofino

Most booked hotels in Tofino

Hotel Zed Tofino
Excellent (8.8, 593 reviews)
Tofino Motel Harborview
Excellent (8.7, 963 reviews)
Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort
Excellent (8.5, 888 reviews)
Middle Beach Lodge
Excellent (8.5, 631 reviews)
Maquinna Lodge
Excellent (8.1, 251 reviews)
Tofino Resort + Marina
Good (7.8, 701 reviews)

Renting a car in Tofino

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 3% cheaper than airport locations in Tofino.

Expect to pay $5.11 per gallon in Tofino (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $61.32 and $81.76.