district on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Tofino is a district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Tofino is found on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It is at the western terminus of Highway 4, it is on the tip of the Esowista Peninsula, and is at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound. The population of Tofino was 1,876 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Tofino is Josie Osborne.[2]

District municipality
The view towards Meares Island
The view towards Meares Island
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional districtAlberni-Clayoquot
 • MayorJosie Osborne
 • Total10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Total1,876
 • Density178.2/km2 (462/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Postal code span
V0R 2Z0
Area code(s)250
WebsiteDistrict of Tofino Website

Tofino is a popular spot for surfers, campers, fishermen, nature lovers, and whale watchers during the Summer.[3] Tofino is named in association with the Tofino Inlet. In 1792, the Tofino Inlet was named by the Spanish commanders Galiano and Valdés to honour Admiral Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel y Wanderiales.[4]


  1. "2011 Census Total Population Results: Municipalities by Regional District". BCStats. Archived from the original on 2014-06-17. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  2. "Contact Us: Mayor and Council". Tofino. Archived from the original on 2013-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  3. "Surfing - Tofino and Jordan River, Vancouver Island, B.C." Vancouver Island. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  4. "Tofino Inlet". GeoBC. Retrieved 2014-06-18.

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