Tofino Botanical Gardens

Canada's westernmost public garden is friendly, whimsical and a great place for children. Our excellent sculpture collection is displayed in a rainforest setting. Intimate paths and boardwalks lead visitors down to Tofino Inlet where the natural beauty of Vancouver Island's wild west coast reigns supreme.

Tofino Botanical Gardens have been created by founder, George Patterson, as a place to explore culture and nature. Kitchen gardens, compost bins, water conservation systems, chickens and goats speak to food security, sustainable agriculture, and the ancient satisfaction of tilling the earth. A deeper understanding of the local ecology of temperate coastal rainforests is encouraged throughout the gardens and exhibits. TBG is located within Tla O Quiaht Traditional Territory and this reality is celebrated with a new exhibit on the renaissance of canoe carving by artist Joe Martin.

Performing arts are also an important part of TBG's activities. We have hosted aerial dance performances in our old growth trees, spoken word and theatre in our visitors' centre, live music on the lawn. Darwin's Cafe is a place where interesting people come to discuss dangerous ideas.

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

Tofino Botanical Gardens are twelve acres of gardens, forest, and shoreline that explore the relationship between culture and nature.

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Garden Amenities

Tofino Botanical Gardens Ecolodge

Tofino Botanical Gardens developed the Ecolodge in order to offer visitors to Tofino the kind of accommodation they would expect in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

We strive to improve our performance each year in four major areas: energy efficiency, protecting the natural environment, conservation of natural resources, and support of our local community. All of this, of course is in the context of providing our guests with a very comfortable and convivial experience.

Learn more about the Ecolodge on our website.


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(250) 725-1220


Open daily from sunrise till dusk.

See website for daily/seasonal hours of operation.

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Getting Here

1084 Pacific Rim Highway,
Tofino, BC
V0R 2Z0

Region: Vancouver Island

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