BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Tofino
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Feature Types.
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District Municipality (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated under the provincial Municipal Ac
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side Vancouver Island, S side of Clayquot Sound, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°09'11''N, 125°54'16''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Tofino (Townsite) adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Form of name changed to Tofino (Post Office & Steamer Landing) in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Incorporated as a Village Municipality 5 February 1932; Tofino (Village) confirmed 7 January 1947 on 92 F/4 and 92 E/1. Re-incorporated as a District Municipality (date not cited), called District of Tofino; form of name changed to Tofino (District Municipality) 18 May 1984 on 92 F/4.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Tofino Post Office was opened 1 February 1909, named in association with Tofino Inlet.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office