The Ecolodge group & retreat accomodation

The Ecolodge is a 12 room bed & breakfast nestled within the whimsical 12 acre waterfront of the Tofino Botanical Gardens. It was designed for the conscientious traveller looking for quiet, clean, affordable accommodation in Tofino, with a focus on educational groups, retreats and learning opportunities. It comfortably sleeps 30 guests and rooms are booked individually, or the full facility can be reserved for schools, universities, yoga retreats, business team building excursions, weddings, and more. Active teachers receive a 5% discount off the rates!

Our Kitchen

Our fully equipped commercial-grade kitchen is perfect for creating a hearty meal after a day of exploring! Our amenities include a 6 burner gas stove and oven, microwave, two fridges and a freezer, blender, crock pot, kitchen aid mixer, toaster, coffee machine, full set of pots and pans, glassware, baking sheets, utensils, dinnerware set, cutlery and more. The Ecolodge provides a selection of spices and basic pantry items for your convenience. Breakfast is included in all rates and is served from 8-10am in the kitchen. After breakfast is served, the full kitchen is available for guest use. Groups that book the full facility are welcome to invite an in house chef to prepare meals, or use meal times as a learning opportunity and group work exercise for school and university students.

Ocean Friendly

We are proud participants of the Surfrider Pacific Rim Ocean Friendly Business Campaign. We encourage you to make use of our equipment and ask that you do not bring disposable plates, cooking trays or single use plastic cutlery into our facility. Our tap water is wonderful and safe to drink, so please bring your own reusable water bottle to refill and view the Ecolodge mission page to understand our sustainability initiatives.

Living & Dining Room


The Ecolodge was built as a field station for research, thus it was designed with two ‘Teacher’s Suites’ which have private bathrooms and the shared bathrooms are used by the Bunk, Twin and Queen Rooms.


The shared bathrooms are clean, bright, and spacious and afford guests with a very comfortable level of privacy. Robes are spa quality and we are in the process of converting to 100% GOTS certified organic towels, which are provided for complimentary use. All of our bathrooms feature locally-made, eco-friendly bath products from Sea Wench Naturals. A hairdryer is provided in each bathroom. 

Additional Facilities

All guests receive free admission into the Tofino Botanical Gardens valued at $12 per visitor. We invite you to explore your backyard and learn more about the cultivated plants, local culture and natural environment within the Clayoquot Biosphere Region


Free wifi is available in all rooms. Guests may use the outdoor fire pit to roast some marshmallows and enjoy the outdoor beauty and star filled sky in Tofino. The lodge has a surf wash and dry station to store surf boards and give your wet suit a chance to warm up indoors, ready for your next surf!

Full facility Reservations Include:

  • 12 rooms accommodating 30 guests valued at $1319-$1919 per night (based on seasonal rates)
  • Up to 2 additional cots (mattress on the floor) can be added to accommodate up to 32 guests valued at $25 each per night.
  • Use of the classroom and all related equipment valued at $150/day
  • Entrance into the Tofino Botanical Gardens and a 1 hour guided tour from the Director**, George Patterson valued at $12 per visitor.
  • Exclusive use*** of the commercial grade kitchen, communal living and dining room.
  • Option to rent the ‘Barn’ in the Garden’s for a refreshing outdoor class.

**If the director is not available, a tour may be provided by the General Manager or Horticulturist. *** Please note we do have an office downstairs for the Raincoast Education Society, Surfrider Foundation, and occasional guests from the gardens who may require sharing the communal bathrooms if Darwin’s Cafe is closed for the season ****Group policies apply.


For group bookings please contact Alwyn, the groups manager by emailing or calling us at 250.725.1220 for more details, policies, floor plans, rooming lists and to view availability. Individual bookings can be made 5 months in advance of arrival. Please book through our secure online booking system or email