Map of Vancouver Island
Tofino can be reached either by air, via regularly scheduled flights from both Vancouver and Seattle or by car or one of two scheduled bus
Driving from the ferry terminal in Nanaimo or the airport in Comox, both located on the East Coast of Vancouver Island, will
take you about 3 ½ to 4 hours. Traveling the Inland Island Highway (Highway 19) take exit # 60 for Highway 4 West. As you head towards Port
Alberni you will pass Cameron Lake and Cathedral Grove (McMillian Provincial Park). You will stay on Highway 4 as you drive through one
of the main commercial areas of Port Alberni until you come to a "T" junction. Take a right turn at this junction and follow the
signs for "Tofino/Ucluelet". This portion of the drive is perhaps the most picturesque (and curvy!) as you past the shores of
Sproat Lake, the Taylor River, the upper Kennedy River and finally, Kennedy Lake. As you reach the West Coast you will come to a second "T" junction
where you will take a right turn to reach the Community of Tofino. If your drive originates in Victoria, BC's Capital City, please allow
five hours (332km/206mi) to reach Tofino.
You can connect with Tofino Bus in Nanaimo or Victoria.
As well, if you catch the 8:30am Ferry Sailing from Horseshoe Bay, in North Vancouver, you can board Tofino Bus at their Nanaimo depot.
Transportation to Vancouver Island
BC Ferries For fares & schedules for sailings
to Vancouver Island
Road Reports from BC's Ministry of Transportation
Coho Ferry/Black Ball Transport Vehicle ferry connecting
Port Angeles, Washington with Downtown Victoria BC
Washington State Ferries Vehicle ferry connecting
Anacortes, Washington with Sidney BC
West Ex Airlines Direct Flights from Vancouver to Tofino
WestJet Airlines Air transport to Comox or Victoria
from over 22 departure points in Canada