About Tofino

Vincente Tofiño de San Miguel

Tofino, BC, is named after Vincente Tofiño de San Miguel of Spain whose students explored Clayoquot Sound in the late 1700’s. We love the name Tofino.

Get Married in Tofino

Get married in Tofino. Go all the way in Tofino with a Tofino Wedding. Start your life together on the beach, in a rainforest, or in a boat on an ocean.

The Story of Tofino

Tofino, BC, Canada has a rich story of First Nations traditions, Spanish exploration, Canadian environmentalism. Many thanks to local Ken Gibson.

Tofino Map 1787

John Meares Tofino map 1787. Much is still the same as it was then. See the original version with 2010 details included. Thanks Ken!

Road to Tofino 1929

Gertrude Jackson wrote a newspaper article in 1929 ‘Plea for Extension of West Coast Road from Sproat Lake to Tofino’. Very cool to read.

Clayoquot Hotel 1920s

Clayoquot Hotel was the first Tofino resort in the 1920s. Now the Clayoquot Island Preserve, the island is open to the public May long weekend.

Tofino Clayoquot Townsite

Clayoquot Townsite Tofino 1910. The name changed to Tofino in 1910. A street plan was drawn up and the rest is Tofino’s legacy.

Clayoquot Island/Stubbs Island

Clayoquot Island is also known as Stubbs Island. Dawley Hotel. Sandy Beaches. Clayoquot Gardens. Tour Clayoquot Island every long May weekend.

About Tofino Origins

Tofino had some exciting origins. First National Peoples. Spanish explorers. Europeans. And now all of us rocking Tofino and loving it! Tofino, BC, Canada.

The Tonquin Ship 1811

The Tonquin Ship was in Clayoquot Sound in 1811. A situation developed between those aboard the ship and the local First Nations people.

Building The Adventure 1792

Building the ship The Adventure in Tofino, BC in 1791. A sloop built on Meares Island over the winter. Many thanks to Ken Gibson.

The Argonaut 1790

The Argonaut ship was grounded on shore in 1790. First Nations people towed the ship into deeper water and saved the ship from danger.

Tofino Chart 1786

This 1786 Tofino chart was carried by Captain Barkley during his exploratory voyages through Clayoquot Sound. Ken Gibson offers description.

Beaches, Roads, Bikes, Stories

Tofino had some exciting origins. First National Peoples. Spanish explorers. Europeans. And now all of us rocking Tofino and loving it! Tofino, BC, Canada.

Tofino Events

GoTofino.Com Tofino Events Website is dedicated to presenting the most complete list of Tofino events. Tofino Festivals, Surf Comps, Music…

Tofino Recycling Schedule

Tofino Recycling Schedule. Tofino recycling is every 2nd Wednesday. Curb it by 8am. Recycle paper, cans, hard plastic, cardboard in Tofino, BC.

Tofino Garbage Pickup Info

Keep Tofino Clean. Keep Wildlife Safe. Tofino Garbage Pickup Info. Tofino garbage pickup is every Thursday. Curb it by 7:30 am in Tofino, BC.

Tofino Monks Point

Tofino Monks Point in Jeopardy. District of Tofino announced today that negotiations are stalled. The property is in danger of being lost to the public.