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 current conditions). Distances are short, but the road through mountains should be enjoyed slowly. Highway 4 construction has created single lane traffic for for a short section one hour from Port Alberni, or 20 minutes from Ucluelet. Watch DRIVE BC 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 via Pacific Coastal Airlines
to Tofino-Ucluelet Long Beach Airport (YAZ)

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

BUDGET RENT A CAR (Long Beach Airport)

TAXI: 250.725.3333

BUS Service via Vancouver Island Connector ( aka Tofino Bus)

  • 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:

Public Transport


Traveling from VICTORIA AIRPORT:


 West Coast
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BUDGET CAR/TRUCK RENTALS:YAZ Tofino-Ucluelet Airport 250.725.2060

Located at the YAZ airport terminal at Long Beach, open 7 days a week. Free customer pick-up in Ucluelet and Tofino.

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

Convenient Motor Coach servicing Vancouver Island. • Local Beach Bus reserve at 725-2871, your transportation between Tofino, Ucluelet and all beaches/trails in between. For schedules, bus depots and to book online visit. Vancouver Island Connector & Tofino Bus. Pick up address in COOP parking lot 564 Campbell St.

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: Box 428, 1598 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 Canada
250-726-4641 year round.

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.
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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