Ecolodge at Tofino Botanical Gardens

1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, V0R 2Z0

Get to know Tofino on a whole new level. The Ecolodge at Tofino Botanical Gardens is a 10 room bed & breakfast lodge, located in a whimsical and inspirational 12 acre rainforest garden. The Ecolodge was designed for the conscientious traveller looking for quiet, clean, affordable accommodation in Tofino, with a focus on groups, retreats, family reunions and education and learning opportunities. The Ecolodge features a large common kitchen (where you are provided  with breakfast every morning), dining room and lounge, and cozy fireplace. Instead of TVs and telephones in rooms, the Ecolodge has a library well stocked with books about gardening, science, the local environment and history, Charles Darwin, as well as a handful of novels and childrens books! Most rooms have shared washrooms, with two 'family suites' featuring private washrooms. Rooms have a queen bed, two single beds, or four bunk beds, as well as storage space and a work desk. Linens, towels and robes are provided. Classroom facilities are also available to Ecolodge guests and other Tofino visitors for meetings, presentations, yoga classes and more. An outdoor firepit provides the opportunity for evening story telling and marshmallow roasting. All guests are encouraged to roam the 12 acre waterfront gardens, exploring the natural and cultural histories of Clayoquot Sound and take part in our educational offerings. Owned and operated by George Patterson and Josie Osborne and staffed with a knowledgeable and friendly staff, the Ecolodge provides a warm, convivial and welcoming base for your exploration of the people and places of Tofino and Clayoquot Sound.

Lodging Amenities: 
Pets by Arrangement
Breakfast included
Forest setting
Meeting facilities
Wheelchair access

Winter/Fall: Individual rooms $99 - $129 or groups from $37 per person 

Spring/Summer: Individual rooms $149 - $199 or groups from $57 per person

* all rates include breakfast and admission to Tofino Botanical Gardens


Clayoquot Sound is situated on one of the major flyways for migrating birds on the West Coast.

Of the estimated 150 species of resident birds in Clayoquot Sound, you might see black oystercatchers, Stellar’s jays, osprey and more.

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Educational & Cultural Exploration

If these trees could talk...  

Tofino is ripe with opportunities to learn from others and from nature itself.  

Explore the natural and human history of Tofino and Clayoquot Sound on a guided nature walk, hike, or a scenic cruise.

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Darwin's Cafe at Tofino Botanical Gardens

1084 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, V0R 2Z0
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Darwin's Café is open seasonally, May thru September, offering espresso, all day breakfast, lunch and delicious desserts. The Café is open 9am - 7pm.  Kitchen is open 9am - 3pm with reduced menu option after 3pm.  

We believe that we are what we eat, so we take pride in utilizing food and edible flowers harvested fresh from our kitchen garden beds as much as possible. We are also proud to serve healthy vegan or vegetarian meals with gluten-free options.  Please inquire with staff upon ordering. 

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