The Journey

Highway 4

Your journey to Tofino starts... now! Whether you arrive by land, air or water, getting to the West Coast is part of the adventure. From rainforest walks and river swims to heritage sites along the way, take a peek at the map and plan ahead to make sure you get the most out of your travel days.

Flying over Tofino
Flying over Chesterman Beach
Tesla Charging Station
Tofino in the Sand
Vancouver Island Stops
Chateau Wolff
Tree Canopy
Kennedy Lake Sunset

What your road trip from Vancouver to Tofino could look like

Insider tips from Highway 4 lover and Sommelier & Director of Food & Beverage Ike


Board the ferry at Horseshoe Bay, take a seat on the top deck for the views.

Chateau Wolff Wine Tasting


Pop into White Rabbit Coffee Co. for a coffee and a treat in Nanaimo. If you took a later ferry, go to White Sails Brewing or Chateau Wolff for beer and wine tastings.

Cameron Lake Rest Stop


Take a dip in Cameron Lake, and wonder at the expansive rainforest of Cathedral Grove.

Drive In Dining


Stop in at Port Alberni’s J&L Drive In for classic burgers and shakes.

McLean Mill


Discover McLean Mill National Historic Site, a steam-powered sawmill with the original machinery from bygone days of a formative industry in this region.

Highway 4 Tofino


Get back on the road to ensure you can enjoy the beauty of Highway 4 while there’s still daylight!

Discover in and around Tofino