The Ecolodge
group & retreat accomodation

The Ecolodge is a 12 room guest lodge nestled within the whimsical 10 acre waterfront of the Tofino Botanical Gardens. It was designed for the conscientious traveler looking for quiet, clean, affordable accommodation in Tofino, with a focus on educational groups, retreats and learning opportunities. It comfortably sleeps 25 -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 rate.

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.  Our full kitchen is available for guest use on a time sheet that allows for guests to use the space in their pods. 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. 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 high speed 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:

If the owner, George Patterson is not available, a tour may be provided by the General Manager or Horticulturist. 


For group bookings please contact our rooms and reservation team by email: or give us a call at 250.725.1220 Our team will be able to provide you with more
details for your group booking. Individual bookings can be made 5 months in advance of arrival. Please book through our secure online booking system or email