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  • Community Information

    The rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, home to the world-renowned Pacific Rim National Park and breathtaking scenery, is also the setting for one of Vancouver Islands most picturesque towns.

    Once a timber and fishing town, Tofino today is an increasingly popular tourist destination. Located near the entrance to Clayoquot Sound, recently designated BC’s first United Nations Biosphere Reserve, the Tofino area boasts miles of sandy beaches, stands of old growth cedar, migrating gray whales, hot springs and sea lions. Tofino’s harbour bustles with local fishermen and is the launch point for numerous sea kayaking and whale watching tours.

    The marine climate of the Pacific Rim is characterized by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Up to three metres of precipitation fall here each year, but snow is uncommon. Summer temperatures range between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius, and winter temperatures between 0 and 5 degrees Celsius.

    INDUSTRY:
    Tourism, outdoor recreation


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,876 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 19.4%
      18-24: 9.4%
      25-64: 53.7%
      65+: 17.5% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: North Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 20.25

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 5 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinic
      Tonquin Medical Clinic
      Box 189, 220 First
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-3282 | F: 250 725-3215
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm
      

  • Tofino General Hospital is an acute care facility with an emergency room.

    • Contact Info

      Tofino General Hospital 
      261 Neill Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-3212 | F: 250 725-3150
      

    • Emergency Room

      The Emergency Room in this community provides full emergency services and limited emergency obstetrical services. It is open 24/7.

      Number of Visits Per Year: 4,593 (2009 Statistics)

      Travel distance to transfer hospital: 206 km to Nanaimo

    • Hospital CAEP and CTAS

      CTAS Level 
      CTAS Level I (Resuscitation)
      CTAS Level II (Emergent)
      CTAS Level III (Urgent)
      CTAS Level IV (Less Urgent)
      CTAS Level V (Non Urgent) 

    • Maternity

      Midwives from Courtenay, Comox and Nanaimo service the Tofino area.

      Search midwives in BC communities at www.bcmidwives.com.

    • Lab services

      Tofino General Hospital Lab
      261 Neill Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-4010 | F: 250 725-3150
      Hrs: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 am, 1:30 pm - 3:00pm
      

    • Blood Bank

      There is a Blood Bank in this community.

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray
      Tofino General Hospital Imaging
      261 Neill Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-4010 | F: 250 725-3150
      Hrs: Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Fri: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
      
      CT
      There is CT service in this community.
      
      Mammography
      

      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

      Additional Services

      Echocardiography

    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community, including Air Ambulance service.

    • Pharmacy

      Pharmasave
      131 1st Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-4949 | F: 250 725-1249
      www.epicpharmacy.ca
      
      Tofino Pharmacy
      Box 509, 360 Campbell Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-3101 | F: 250 725-4491
      

    • Midwifery

      Midwives from Courtenay, Comox and Nanaimo service the Tofino area.

      Search midwives in BC communities at www.bcmidwives.com.

    • Physiotherapy

      Hospital
      Tofino General Hospital 
      261 Neill Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-3212 | F: 250 725-3150
      
      In-community 
      Katharine Hasz Physiotherapy
      Box 505, 684 Ocean Park Drive
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-2616
      

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      Tofino General Hospital 
      261 Neill Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-3212 | F: 250 725-3150
      

    • Social workers

      Vancouver Island Health Authority
      Tofino General Hospital
      Box 190, 261 Neill Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-3212 | F: 250 725-3150
      

  • Family Ties
    Pregnancy Outreach Program
    Coastal Family Place
    Box 1078
    Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
    P: 250 725-4020 | F: 250 725-4019
    

    • Practice Site Information

      Tonquin Medical Clinic
      Box 189, 220 First Street
      Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
      P: 250 725-3282
      
      Physician Site Coordinator
      Dr. Pam Frazee
      

    • Training Site Information

      Medical Student Training: Yes

      Medical Student: UBC

      Family Practice Resident Site: Yes

      Medical Resident: UBC

    • Preceptor Physicians

      Dr. John Armstrong
      Dr. Carrie Marshall
      Dr. Luke Williston