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 systems.
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