Top things to do

Gardens in Tofino

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Explore what coastal temperate rainforests are all about by checking out the frog pond, forest boardwalk, native plants and educational workshops at this smashing, bird-packed attraction. New sculptures have been ad…
Canadian in Tofino

Wolf in the Fog

Reserve ahead for your table at this sparkling regional- and seasonal-focused restaurant that's won awards as Canada's best new restaurant in recent years. The larger plates to share are the best way to go (expect a…
Canadian in Tofino

Sobo

This local favorite launched as a food truck but has been a popular sit-down eatery for years. The focus at Sobo – meaning Sophisticated Bohemian – is seasonal West Coast ingredients prepared with international infl…
Brewery in Tofino

Tofino Brewing Company

Hidden around the back of an unassuming industrial building, this smashing little brewery makes islanders very merry, which is why its brews are in restaurants around town and beyond. Roll up to the tasting bar and …
Canadian in Tofino

Shelter

This woodsy, low-ceilinged haunt has kept expanding over the years, but has never lost its welcoming locals' hangout feel. The perfect spot to grab lunch, fish tacos and a patio seat are recommended. Shelter becomes…
Seafood in Tofino

Schooner

A Tofino fixture for almost 70 years, this local legend has never rested on its laurels. Start your evening with a cocktail, then launch your voyage into the region's seafood bounty; the giant, two-person Admiral's …
Mexican in Tofino

Tacofino

One of BC's most celebrated food trucks, Tacofino serves the best fish tacos in the region. Subjected to long line-ups in summer, consider calling ahead to place your order instead (that's what the locals do).
Park in Tofino

Ahousat

Situated on remote Flores Island and accessed by tour boat or kayak, Ahousat is the mystical location of the spectacular Wild Side Heritage Trail, a moderately difficult path that traverses 11km of forests, beaches …
Park in Tofino

Meares Island

Visible through the mist and accessible via kayak or tour boat from the Tofino waterfront, Meares Island is home to the Big Tree Trail, a 400m boardwalk through old-growth forest that includes a stunning 1500-year-o…
Bakery in Tofino

Common Loaf Bake Shop

The locals' favorite bakery hangout, this red-painted back street hangout is lined with local art and has a little community library box outside if you need something to read over your java and croissant. Lunch-hung…