John Meares 1787 Tofino Chart, Port Cox in the District of Wickaninnish
John Meares’ detail map of Tofino was one of the first to return to England.
John Meares traded this map with other explorer’s who didn’t wish to be involved with the Spanish at Nootka. As a result many famous captains visited the Tofino harbour. including Captain Kendrick & Captain Grey. This map even shows the creek which was Tofino’s water supply for 25 years and also the creek at MacKenzie Beach.
1787 Tofino Map with some 2010 Details in red.
Images and information courtesy of local resident Ken Gibson. Thanks Ken!