Tofino

Feature Type:District Municipality (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a district municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side Vancouver Island, S side of Clayquot Sound, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°09'11''N, 125°54'16''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/4

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