Welcome to the west coast. A unique combination of nature, time, and place.

In an ever-changing world, there remains a place of raw, wild beauty that is a source of learning and exploration, inspiration, and hope for the future. A place so unique it was designated in 2000 as the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region.

Biosphere Regions work to foster the harmonious integration of people and nature for sustainable development, biodiversity conservation, and reconciliation—by encouraging dialogue, sharing knowledge, reducing poverty, increasing human well-being, respecting cultural values, and enhancing the capacity to cope with climate change (World Network of Biosphere Regions).

Clayoquot Biosphere is one of Canada’s 19 UNESCO Biosphere Regions, helping make the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC, from Hesquiaht in the north to Ucluelet in the south, the ultimate place for learning. Follow the tabs above to explore the region’s communities, and access useful travel information.

Tofino Footprints Video Series: "Sharing Wisdom"

Sharing Wisdom

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