Jamie’s Whaling Station is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island with locations in Tofino and Ucluelet. Come explore Clayoquot or Barkley Sound with us!
Getting to Tofino or Ucluelet
Below is a list of estimated travel times to arrive at Jamie’s Whaling Station Tofino (if driving to Ucluelet, take approximately 30 minutes off the time below).
- Vancouver ~ 5 Hours (including ferry transport, excluding ferry wait times)
- Campbell River ~ 4.5 Hours
- Nanaimo ~ 3 Hours
- Port Alberni ~ 2 Hours
- Victoria ~ 5 Hours
- Comox/Courtenay ~ 3 Hours
Highway 4 Travel Advisories
To arrive in Tofino or Ucluelet from Port Alberni, you must travel Highway 4. At this time, there is a large highway construction project on Highway 4 that includes frequent traffic delays. It’s best to check the updated traffic advisories and scheduled delays before departing for Tofino or Ucluelet. Click Here For Traffic Advisories.
In addition to the ongoing highway construction, if you are travelling to Tofino or Ucluelet between November and April you must drive through the Sutton Pass – the highest driving elevation between Port Alberni and Tofino/Uclulelet. At times, during the winter months, this area is subject to heavy snowfall. If you are travelling to the Tofino/Ucluelet during the winter months it is recommended to carry tire chains or use snow tires. You can also check out the Highway 4 – Sutton Pass road cam for current conditions.
Tofino Bus offers multiple daily departures to and from Tofino/Ucluelet.
The fastest route to Tofino is by air. Below are a couple of options to get you here in the shortest amount of time.
- Pacific Coastal Airlines – direct flights from Vancouver (south terminal) to Tofino Airport (YAZ)
- Harbour Air – direct flights from Vancouver Harbour to Tofino Harbour
- Tofino Air – Charter a floatplane for a direct flight between Tofino and Vancouver
- Atleo River Air – offering charter flights for groups to Tofino Harbour
There are also opportunities to fly directly to Vancouver Island via international airports in Victoria (YVR), Nanaimo (YCD), and Comox (YQQ).
Already in Tofino or Ucluelet?
Pacific Rim Navigators offers private vehicle and shuttle services to and from Tofino/Ucluelet.