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Tofino
District municipality
The view towards Meares Island
The view towards Meares Island
Where Tofino is located in British Columbia
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional district Alberni-Clayoquot
Incorporated 1932
Area
 • Total 10.53 km2 (4.07 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,876
 • Density 178.2/km2 (462/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Postal code span V0R 2Z0
Area code(s) 250
Website District of Tofino Website

Tofino is a district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Tofino is found on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It is at the western terminus of Highway 4, it is on the tip of the Esowista Peninsula, and is at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound. The population of Tofino was 1,876 in 2011. The mayor of Tofino is Josie Osborne.

Tofino is a popular spot for surfers, campers, fishermen, nature lovers, and whale watchers during the Summer. Tofino is named in association with the Tofino Inlet. In 1792, the Tofino Inlet was named by the Spanish commanders Galiano and Valdés to honour Admiral Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel y Wanderiales.

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