Maps & Directions | Tofino Hostel
Please Note Highway 4 Road Maintenance and Closures are in effect. Please refer to the schedule below before planning your arrival to Tofino. Please note that our 48 Hours Cancellation Policy will still apply during these road closures. 


Whalers on the Point Guesthouse
81 West Street, P.O. Box 296
Tofino, BC. V0R 2Z0

Tel: 1.250.725.3443 Toll free: 1.855.725.3443
Fax: 250.725.3463

General Manager

Directions - go to the end of Canada and turn left

Tofino Hostel is one block from the pacific terminus of the Trans Canada highway. When you reach the last intersection turn left and find us on the Pacific Ocean waterfront!

By Bus

Vancouver Island Connector
Tel: 1.888.788.8840

Take the transit bus from Vancouver to the BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay terminal. Board the BC Ferries to Bus Depot Departure Bay (Nanaimo). When you arrive in Nanaimo, take the Vancouver Island Connector bus to Tofino (the bus will be parked in front of the Departure Bay terminal). Once you reach Tofino get off at Co-Op parking lo. From there it is a 5 minute walk to the hostel.

By Car

Take BC Ferries to Nanaimo, from either the Horseshoe Bay or the Tsawwassen terminal. Once on the Island, proceed north along the Island Hwy, then take Hwy #4 to Port Alberni, Ucluelet, and on to Tofino.

Parking is limited and not guaranteed. Parking $5/day.

By Bike

Follow the "By Car" instructions to Port Alberni. From Port Alberni, proceed along Hwy #4, a grueling cycle over the mountains, to the junction where the highway splits to Tofino or Ucluelet. At the junction turn right towards Tofino, and enjoy the final 35 km trip into town. Once you arrive in Tofino continue to First Street where you will make a right turn, then take the first left turn onto Main Street, and proceed down the hill to the hostel.

From Victoria or Nanaimo

Vancouver Island Connector offers daily service between Victoria, Nanaimo, and Tofino. Call 1-888-788-8840 for schedules & fares, or visit their web site at:

From both of the HI-Vancouver Hostels

Bus transportation is available from downtown Vancouver to the ferry at Horseshoe Bay by transit buses. Please ask the hostel staff for assistance.

From Seattle

Follow Hwy #5 north, or take the ferry from Seattle or Port Angeles on to Victoria.

Once you get to Tofino, you'll find us at 81 West Street, right at the foot of Main Street, just 2 blocks from restaurants, shopping & services.


Nearby Places

Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC Tofino
An awesome National Park with old growth forests, hiking trails and sandy beaches.

Open year round.

Hot Springs Cove

Maquinna Marine Park Tofino
Natrual Hot Springs in old growth forest. Tours available in Tofino.

Open 7 days a week. Accessible by boat or float plane only.