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Tofino Heritage Museum

Conveniently located in downtown Tofino,
the Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum showcases the area's rich history from ancient to modern times.

Explore a mix of written and digital display to travel through time and learn how our past shapes our present.

From our Blog

People of the Sound - Mike …

Mike (b. 1888, Christened Walter Charles) and Mabel Hamilton (nee. Hall) traveled and lived throughout Clayoquot Sound. Their story is often told as a sweet romance. 

Mike...

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Book of the Month - Tsawalk: A…

If the recent fog around Clayoquot Sound has put you in a ruminating mood, maybe you'll be in the right state of mind to brood over the lines...

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People of the Sound - Sing Lee

The first general store at the end of the Esowista Peninsula was started by Sing Lee ca. 1901. Lee seems to have originally ventured to Clayoquot Sound with the hope...

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Book of the Month - Nuu-Chah-N…

Nuu-chah-nulth Voices, Histories, Objects & Journeys, edited by Alan L. Hoover, records aspects of local Clayoquot Sound History. Accounts of James Colnett's expedition to the area from 1787-88, an article on...

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Museum Open House and Fundrais…

Museum Open House and Fundraiser Evening 

 

 

Thursday June 7th 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 

Wine & Cheese ~ Meet the Board...

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Part of Our Past - The Royal C…

Authored by Sean McLorie

During the Second World War, a base was established at the current location of the Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ). A large number of soldiers, aircrews, engineers and...

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Book of the Month - Native Art…

What is art? What is 'Native Art'? What are the links between objects and knowledge? How does art affect politics in the Pacific Northwest? It is...

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Part of Our Past - Clayoquot D…

In May of 1896 Stubb's Island's first of what would be many May long weekend celebrations took place. Queen Victoria’s birthday was celebrated with a sports day on Stubbs Island...

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Part of Our Past - Coastal Ste…

The Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum is hosting a travelling exhibit from the Maritime Museum of British Columbia on the wreck of the SS Princess Sophia. While the sinking of The...

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Fall/ Winter Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12:30 - 4pm

Spring & Summer Hours

Wednesday - Sunday
11:00 - 4:30pm

Location

How to find us
Below the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #65

In the hahoulthee of the Tla-o-qui-aht ha'wiih.

Contact

For inquiries:
tofinomuseum@gmail.com