The Tofino Harbour Authority is open for commercial fishing vessels and recreational boaters. Overnight transient vessels are still being restricted at our 4th street harbour at this time. THA Staff is onsite 7 days a week, the office's main door is closed, please come to the side window to speak to staff. Our facilities such as bathrooms and showers are closed to all but commercial fishermen at this time.
To protect our comercial fishermen and recreational boaters access by the general public to Armitage Point (Crab Dock) and 4th Street for crabbing, fishing and strolling on the floats is not allowed at this time. We ask boat owners to please be aware of the space limitations on the floats and to limit time on them if possible. If someone is on the gangway please wait for them to exit before proceeding onto the gangway. Please do not congregate at the float ramp , arround the office or at the top or bottom of the gangway as other people need to access those areas.
If you are coming down to the Harbour to go out on a boat, work on your boat or purchase seafood please remember to practice physical distancing. If you cannot stay 2m apart please follow the health official rules and wear a mask.
We have set up three hand sanitizing stations, one at the Crane , one outside the bathrooms and one at the top of the gangway. We also have soap at the fish cleaning station. The 4th street faciity's high touch areas such as handrailings and wheelbarrows are sanitized several times a day for our harbour users protection.
TRANSIENT BOATERS: The Tofino Harbour Authority is not accepting transient overenight recreational boats at our 4th street docks until further notice. We have essential service fisheries operating, as well as local off shore First Nations who need to use our facilities and we are working to keep them safe.
Please email if you have any questions or concerns.
Harbour News & Updates
2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 at 3 pm
Location to be announced
All THA members are encouraged to attend. To become a member please visit the THA office for an application or download Membership form here and email to
Elections will be held for:
Two vacant Commercial Fishing positions
Two Commercial Fishing positions up for re-election
(Nominees for these positions represent the commercial fishing sector and must own a Commercial Fishing Vessel that moors in the THA harbour or by being a member that is a voting shareholder of a corporate entity that owns a Commercial Fishing Vessel that moors in the THA Harbour)
One Charter position up for re-election
(The charter/tours sector representative must own or operate a charter/tour vessel, owned by a business that possesses a local business license for that business, which moors in a harbour operated by the Corporation, and which business must be authorized by the Board of Directors to be operating out of the THA Harbour)
To be considered for election, a member must be nominated for a directorship position by two (2) other members in good standing. Elected Directors, and Directors appointed by the elected Board to fill vacant Directorship position(s), must be members in good standing of the Tofino Harbour Authority. Directors, including those appointed from local governments, must always act in the best interest of the Corporation, no matter the sector they represent, and must maintain good standing within the Corporation throughout the duration of their term.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ARE DUE 5PM, OCTOBER 13, 2020
- Permitted Parking at the 4th street facility is now enforced year round as of Jan 1st, 2020.
- Staff is onsite at 4th street Harbour daily with guaranteed in office hours from 11am to 1pm
- Please remember the garbage bin onsite is for Harbour users only and is paid for by Harbour user fees, if it continues to be abused it may result in a rise in Harbour fees to cover the escalating cost.
-Living aboard your vessel at any of the THA facilities is prohibited without proper approval and strict compliance of the THA Liveaboard Policy (Feb 2020). No Live aboards are allowed at the 4th Street Harbour at any time and at the moment we are not accepting any new Live aboards at our Armitage Point facility as our dock allotment is full, please contact the office for more information. If any person is found to be living on their vessel without proper authorization it will result in termination of their mooring privileges at the Tofino Harbour Authority facilities.
-Only those businesses with a current (2020) Charter Operator User Agreement are allowed to pick up or drop of paying passengers at any of the Tofino Harbour Authority Facilities. Our 2020 allotment of Charter Operator User Agreements is full and we will not be issuing any further agreements for the 2020 year.
The Tofino Harbour Authority (THA) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization who manages, operates, and maintains three public wharfs in Tofino, British Columbia (4th St., Wingen Lane, and Armitage Point). The THA is managed by employees and a Board of Directors who work together to provide services of a core fishing harbour in Tofino.
Construction Update (September 17, 2020)
The 4th street Harbour is currently without power on its fingers and limited power in the main building. New equipment has been ordered by DFO Small Craft Harbours and should be onsite by September 23rd or 24th. We are hoping to have all the power restored by September 26 or 27th.