Customized Group Program: Tofino Botanical Gardens & Ecolodge - ongoing

Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation is home to the Tofino Botanical Gardens. We are a non-profit organization and a registered Canadian charity, located on a 12-acre waterfront site in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Our mission is to inspire conservation of the world’s temperate, coastal rainforests.




Tofino Botanical Gardens / Ecolodge


George Patterson




1084 Pacific Rim Hwy
Tofino, BC


We endeavour to explore the relationship between culture and nature by pursing interests across disciplinary lines. We are dedicated to the creation of a living classroom where future generations will learn about the natural and cultural history of Clayoquot Sound and the remaining coastal temperate rainforests of the world.

The Ecolodge’s history as The Clayoquot Field Station for research and education programs demonstrates its commitment to increasing knowledge and understanding of the area. We continue to host study groups, conversations, and retreats on a broad range of subjects. Philosopher’s Retreats, Sustainability Camps, yoga workshops, Master Gardening courses – the central theme coming out of all these diverse topics and activities: “How do we live in a place without diminishing it?”

Course fee:

By donation

How to register:

Call or email us to discuss custom programs, or drop in for a self-guided or guided tour of the gardens.