Not sure if I’m allowed to do this as I’m not a member of the community, but a frequent visitor of Tofino, but it is a place I love because of the local small town feel. The fact that there are so many small/independent businesses there must be testament to their community. The coffee stores, the restaurants, the stores, even some of the hotels, make the community what it is, and the delight it is to visit it.
The community of Tofino (population approximately 2,000) is situated at the tip of the Esowista Peninsula in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island’s west coast. The geographical region called Clayoquot Sound is comprised of about 400,000 hectares of land and marine inlets, all draining into a central marine catchment area.
In 2008, Tofino received “Resort Municipality” status from the province. The B.C. Resort Municipality Initiative was created to provide resort-oriented municipalities with new finance, development and business promotion tools to enhance the resort sector in B.C. This strategy will enhance British Columbia’s competitive edge in resort development and lead to the creation and expansion of all seasons resorts in this province.