Investing in Tofino, British Columbia



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Regional District:  Alberni-Clayoquot

Tofino is a district of about 1,876 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island, located at the western terminus of Highway 4, on the tip of the Esowista Peninsula, at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound. A popular tourist destination in the summer, Tofino's population swells to many times its winter size. It attracts surfers, nature lovers, campers, whale watchers, fishermen, or anyone just looking to be close to nature. In the winter it is not as bustling, although many people visit Tofino and the west coast to watch storms on the water. Close to Tofino is Long Beach, a scenic and popular year-round destination, at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Nearby Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, with its natural hot springs, is located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) north of Tofino and is also a popular day-trip destination for tourists although it is only reachable by boat or float plane.


Community Size: 19.09 km²

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Amazing Tans Giftshop is a business for sale in BC.

Amazing Tans Giftshop

103-120 Fourth Street, Tofino, BC
Amazing Tan's Giftshop is located in Tofino, BC. All the products we sell are handmade. They include clothing and accessories as well as gifts and artwork. We opened the shop in 2014 and have been increasing our sales steadily each year. Total sales revenue in 2016 was over $100,000. The reason we a... continue

1914 Peninsula Road is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

1914 Peninsula Road

1914 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0
Commercial property in the heart of Ucluelet! Almost two-thirds of an acre of level land with CS-2 zoning, allowing many potential uses is available on busy Peninsula Road. A popular local business (Fishful Thinking) has been operating successfully from the property for the last 9 years; however, th... continue

A Tofino Opportunity Studio One Aveda Concept Salon is a business for sale in BC.

A Tofino Opportunity Studio One Aveda Concept Salon

1188 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC
Studio One is an Aveda Concept Salon, est. 2006, set in the heart of beautiful Tofino. Studio One offers full hair hair and aesthetic services as well as specializing in Bridal Packages. Well established with a fantastic reputation within the community and all of the many resorts. Please check out w... continue

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B.C. Cleantech Company Drives Fuel Efficiency in Trucking Industry

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TREK Wildland Services brings fire control expertise to Indonesia

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British Columbia Fish Processor Lands Multiple Deals from Seafood Expo

Hub City Fisheries, of Nanaimo, British Columbia, netted big rewards after attending the Seafood Expo North America event in the spring of 2014.  In the months following the show, the Vancouver Island-based value-added fish processor finalized several deals to supply fish destined for the U... continue