Being a world-class tourist destination adjoining Pacific Rim National Park with over 1 million visitors a year and as a designated world Unesco Biosphere Reserve Tofino’s access is well developed. There are many options for travel that our guests can use depending on their time and budget.
Follow Island highway # 1 north from Nanaimo and take the highway # 4 exit past scenic rainforest thru Port Alberni and continue on highway # 4 and turning right at the Tofino/ Ucluelet junction and follow thru Pacific Rim National Park to Tofino. Total driving time from Nanaimo is about 3 hrs.
For drivers, Vancouver Island is well serviced with many ferry options. BC Ferries have many sailings from Tsawwassen, south of Vancouver and near the Canada/US border and Horseshoe Bay, north of Vancouver both to Nanaimo on east central Vancouver Island. They also run from Tsawwassen to Victoria ( 5hr drive to Tofino ) regularly. For our US guests, Washington State Ferries travel from Anacortes and the Coho Ferry from Port Angeles both to the Victoria area.
There are options for our guests that wish to save on travelling time by flying in. Our airport which is located in Pacific Rim National Park and a 15 min drive from Tofino is serviced by daily scheduled wheeled aircraft via a 40 min flight from Vancouver by a couple of airlines.
Another option for our international and Canadian clients is flying via Westjet Airlines to Comox on eastern Vancouver Island and driving via rental car to Tofino which takes about 4 hrs.