Please have fun and enjoy our wonderful ha’houlthee (chief’s lands), and remember to always take out what you bring in.  Together we can keep our trail clean.

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WildSide trail travel Info...
Trail Access: To access this trail, you need to take a 30 minute boat ride, a 10 minute seaplane jaunt or a scenic kayak paddle from Tofino to the First Nation village of Ahousaht. Catch the 10:30 am & 4:00 pm scheduled water taxi for about $20 at First Street Dock. Please email the trail office for more information
Accommodation in Ahousaht: There are options for paid lodging in Ahousaht. There is a new lodge and a bed and breakfast, please email the trail office at and we can help.

Drinking Water: As with any area, filtering or treating water before drinking is highly recommended. Please note there is limited natural drinking water available on the entire route. The most reliable natural source of water is at the southern end of Cow Bay.

Tofino Bus: Bus service to and from Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and Comox / Courtenay.

Water taxis and charter boats to Ahousaht: Daily service between Ahousaht (Flores Island) and Tofino
Departs twice daily from Tofino at approx. 10:30 am & 4 pm ~ Departs twice daily from Ahousaht at approx. 8:30 am & 1 pm, leaves Tofino from the 1st Street Dock (boats change daily).
Many charter boats are available. Please call the office at 250-725-2169 or email to assist. The office is also available to assist you with charters to the beaches for those wishing a beach drop-off.
Atleo River Air: Float plane service from Tofino to Ahousaht 1-866-662-8536  or  250-725-2205 or

Tofino Air: Seasonal scheduled flights from Vancouver to Tofino as well as charter float plane service 1-855-647-7560

Orca Air: Flights from Vancouver (South Terminal) to Tofino airport 1-888-FLY-ORCA (359-6722) or 

Budget Car Rental: Budget Truck and Car Rental 250-725-2060 Located at the Tofino Airport

BC Ferries: 1-888-223-3779 Vehicle and passenger ferry service from the mainland to Vancouver Island
Departures from:
Vancouver North (Horseshoe Bay Terminal)
Vancouver South, near Richmond (Tsawwassen Terminal)
Nanaimo Downtown (Departure Bay Terminal)
Nanaimo South (Duke Point Terminal)
Victoria North, technically Sidney, BC (Schwartz Bay Terminal)

There are three efficient ways to get to Vancouver Island from the Vancouver with BC Ferries. The best way depends on where, in Vancouver, you are closest to, and whether or not you wish to visit Victoria, BC on your way to Tofino.
Traveling direct to Tofino from the Vancouver Airport, Seattle or other places south 
Take the Tsawwassen ferry (south of Vancouver) to Duke Point (south of Nanaimo)
Traveling direct to Tofino from downtown Vancouver
Take the Horseshoe Bay ferry (north or west Vancouver) to Departure Bay (downtown Nanaimo)
Visiting Victoria, BC on your way to Tofino
Take the Tsawwassen ferry (south of Vancouver) to Schwartz Bay (north of Victoria)
Traveling by car: Please be sure to map out your route with Google maps or mapquest.

More Tofino area info can be found at: mailto:infowildsidetrail@gmail.commailto:infowildsidetrail@gmail.com
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Please note, to keep the trail in good condition there is a $25 fee for any use of the trail.
Yearly memberships available, contact the WildSide office.