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.

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.


Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation is a registered Canadian charity (Registered Charity #87275 5202 RR0001). Donate via CanadaHelps website here.

We encourage donations to help support our mission of education about and conservation of the world’s temperate coastal rainforests. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt. Please contact us for more information.


Volunteers have played an important role in the development of many of the Garden’s features.  We have collaborated with students, interns, artists, travelers and local residents. For volunteers from outside Tofino and Ucluelet, we can provide accommodations and facilities for individuals and groups who bring interest, enthusiasm and energy to a project.

If you are interested in volunteering with Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation please read Volunteering at Tofino Botanical Gardens