Transportation & Maps
Tofino, in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of central Vancouver Island, is far more accessible than its rugged beauty suggests.
Over one million visitors a year journey this way to experience its magnificent isolation. Yet it never seems overcrowded. When natural beauty plays on so grand a scale, mere humans disappear into it.
The majority of Vancouver Island travellers drive. Mainlanders arrive via one of three BC Ferries terminals, Departure Bay and Duke Point in Nanaimo and Swartz Bay for Victoria. Arriving by air, visitors find rental cars (Budget, National, Enterprise) available at all major airports. Bicycle rentals are available in Tofino.