How to get here!

The journey to the "wild side" of Vancouver Island offers matchless views as you wind through majestic forests and snow-capped mountains on Highway 4. From the "junction" (where the highway splits) it is 8 kilometres to Ucluelet or 36 kilometres to Tofino. Pacific Rim National Park lies between the two villages. Estimated times depending on road conditions (click here for live web cameras showing weather at elevation in winter). Distances are short, but the road through mountains should be enjoyed slowly. Highway 4 repairs can cause delays. Watch DRIVE BC for scheduled delays.

Driving times to Ucluelet. Add 30 minutes for Tofino

  • Vancouver (5 hours from ferry terminal)
  • Victoria (4.5 to 5 hours)
  • Nanaimo (2.5 to 3 hours)
  • Port Alberni (1.5 hours)
  • Comox (3 hours)
  • Seattle (8 hours)

FERRY Service to Vancouver Island:

FLIGHTS to Tofino-Ucluelet Long Beach Airport (YAZ)

  • To/from Vancouver (1 hour)
  • To/from Victoria (45 minutes)
  • Float plane service to Nanaimo, Bamfield, Victoria or private hire

BUDGET RENT A CAR (Long Beach Airport)

TAXI: 250.725.3333

BUS Service via Vancouver Island Connector | or Island Link Tofino Express

  • To/from Vancouver (7.5 hours)
  • To/from Victoria (6.5 hours)
  • To/from Nanaimo (3.5 hours)


Driving Directions:

Traveling north from Victoria or Duke Point ferry:

From Departure Bay ferry:

From Comox airport:

Remember to check for Highway 4 construction delays.

Public Transport


Traveling from VICTORIA AIRPORT:

 West Coast
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Island Link Tofino Express

1-5 times daily year round small buses servicing Vancouver Island. • For schedules and routes visit: Island Link Tofino Express.
Pick up address in COOP parking lot 564 Campbell Street. Bus stop in Ucluelet is just past the Aquarium, on1645 Cedar Road and Main Street.

Vancouver Island Connector & Tofino Bus: Toll Free 1-866-986-3466

Convenient Motor Coach servicing Vancouver Island. • For schedules, bus depots and to book online visit.
Pick up address in COOP parking lot 564 Campbell Street. Bus stop in Ucluelet is just past the Aquarium, on1645 Cedar Road and Main Street.

TOFINO TAXI and LIMO SERVICE Call: 250-725-3333

Serving both Tofino and Ucluelet. 24 hour reliable service. Airport limo service and Vancouver Island destinations.

Ucluelet Information Centre: Visit us at the Tofino-Ucluelet Junction Information Centre.
250-726-4641Box 428, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 Canada.

Tofino Information Centre: Box 249, 1426 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
250-725-3414 seasonal.

Pacific Rim Visitor's Centre: 250-726-4600 at the Tofino-Ucluelet junction. Visit
Centre also offers Pacific Rim National Park visitor services March to October.

Whether you come here for the whales, the rainforests or just the peace and quiet, the west coast is easy to visit but very hard to forget.

From fog, mist and storms, west coast moods never fail to impress!


Current Tofino Forecast
Includes current radar image

Coastal weather patterns can change very rapidly on the Wild West Coast, usually to dramatic effect.
Even in the rain the charms of rainforests and coastal vistas are a memorable experience.

Current and forecasted: Wave and Surf Conditions   •Current Tide Tables

Click here for a special storm watching page

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