Tofino / Ucluelet

Panoramic view of Tofino. The sleepy village of Tofino on the West coast of Vancouver Island is now becoming a hot spot for tourism and second homes.

Quick stats …

  • 4,000
  • hours from Vancouver
  • 26%

In the area …

1-bed ocean view condo in Ucluelet
MLS: 426921

CAD$ 280000

For surfers, fishermen and other adventure seekers, Tofino and Ucluelet are still at The End of the Road, though upgrades are being made to make Highway 4 west of Port Alberni wider and safer. Surrounded by ocean on three sides, Tofino is home to the internationally renowned Wickaninnish Inn and Long Beach Lodge, plus an eclectic dining scene.

After playing second fiddle for many years, Ucluelet is catching up to Tofino. The Wild Pacific Trail is the best in the region. Oceanfront real estate is precious and limited, due to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Real estate inventory in both towns is at near-historic lows, though large tracts of unserviced land are for sale and open for re-zoning.

Work: Each year sees an increase in telecommuters and entrepreneurs, such as award-winning Tofino Brewing Company.

Play: Despite the cold Pacific current, Tofino has become the Surf Capital of Canada.

Culture: First Nations culture is celebrated in numerous art galleries, museums and visitor centres.

Municipalities & Districts:
Tofino –

Real Estate:
Tofino Listings
Ucluelet Listings

Discovery Dream Homes –
Pan-abode –

Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.