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Odds are you’ll already have a car with you, because that’s the most common way to get to Tofino in the first place. Driving in Tofino is a pleasant experience; Canadians have a reputation for being friendly on the road, so don't expect any “road rage” here. Weather conditions may affect driving; road closures and other highway information can be found at Drive BC , presented by the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation. For driving distances between cities in Vancouver and British Columbia, use Travel BC’s distance calculator .
Public buses are another way to see Tofino. Tofino Bus offers year-round, daily scheduled service on routes between Tofino and nearby Vancouver Island cities, including Ucluelet and Long Beach (you can even bring your surfboard on the bus!) If you do bring a car, feel free to leave it at your hotel or campground and save yourself the frustration of parking, it's only a dollar to take the local bus! The District of Tofino sponsors a seasonal Tofino Transit service to alleviate parking problems downtown and at popular beaches in the summer, and operates seasonally in July through Labour Day weekend, servicing most resorts, campgrounds and the main streets in downtown Tofino. Once downtown, walking is the best means of transportation, as many of the most frequented tourist destinations are within close proximity to one another.
If you can’t stand to be out of Tofino’s fresh air for even a moment, consider renting a bike. There is a multi use path that stretches from the Info Centre at Cox Bay to 'downtown' Tofino. The Ministry of Transportation has compiled some useful links for cyclists , which is worth a look.
This photo provides a terrific view of the general geography of the Tofino area.