Shopping in Tofino

THE 10 BEST Places to Go Shopping in Tofino

Shopping in Tofino

Shopping
Traveller rating
Good for
19 places sorted by traveller favourites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

What travellers are saying

  • Barbara S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can't miss it, the huge building in the center of town. Free admittance. Beautiful works of art and you can buy some of the originals or even buy replicas at the back part of the building where a shop is located.
    Written 11 June 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • jcko
    Seattle, WA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent a delightful hour with Feather George who regaled us with one story after another. Although we've been visitors to Tofino for many years, we learned so much more about the spirit of the area and the artists who make this their home. Will treasure the memories of this unexpected encounter. Thank you!
    Written 23 August 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Littleshakeapeare
    Oracle56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You definitely need to stop in this gallery. The paintings of local scenery and animals are quite beautiful/
    Written 22 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Eleanor P
    Rocky Mountain House, Canada17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This guy is a total rock star! His perspective on nature is really special. I particularly like the overhead shots that almost look like abstract paintings
    Written 17 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • ChoosyVictoria
    Victoria, Canada98 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ordered an item online. Message communication and conformation of shipping was very poor.
    Left me wondering if they were even still in business?? The item arrived and was pleased with it
    but won't order from them again. No hours posted on website, "chat" does not respond and e-mails not answered. I guess they haven't learned that repeat business is what will
    keep the brown paper off their windows.
    Written 5 May 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Stevie K
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our stay was unforgettable. Our impeccably clean, well-appointed, comfortable room had an astounding view and, if I did nothing else in Tofino, I would have been happy to take advantage of my front row seat watching the sea lions and otters glide just beyond our deck, the bald eagles swoop overhead, and the sea planes land and take off beyond the dock below. What a way to experience morning coffee or an evening glass of wine! I am an experienced traveler, and this view was one of my all-time favorites. The kitchenette meant we did not have to eat all of our meals at restaurants and enjoy the view all the better for it.

    We looked at a lot of other places (this was a special trip for us)–some of which seemed a lot more flashy for one reason or another. However, we wanted to make sure our $$’s supported the local First Nation people. I am so glad we chose the House of Himwitsa as I think an airbnb with a view of the ocean is something available in many locals and can’t compare with the vibrant life we were privileged to experience from our room at this lodge.

    The owner of the Himwitsa is also the hereditary chief of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people. I was lucky enough to speak to him and was so impressed by his generous, kind spirit. It is not for me to report on our conversation’s details, but I felt so privileged to have learned something of his story and that of his people–a very, very cool guy.

    If you do stay here, we also loved the trip to the hotsprings we booked from Ahous Adventures–the only First Nations/Indigenous owned and tour operation in town. We had a great experience with them: the boat driver was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond for us to catch glimpses of whales and other sea life. And, because Ahous is also owned by First Nation local people, if you go on the first tour, you will have the hot springs to yourself before the other tour groups arrive. It was a win-win-win!
    Written 13 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • christyoverall3
    Atlanta, GA187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been to a LOT of bookstores and this gem may be my favorite. They had so many great titles both for adults and for children. So many classic books my daughters and I have read. I could have perused all day. Stop by if you're a reader!
    Written 11 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • davey1949
    Pickering, Canada407 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little store on Main St. in Tofino. A real character manning the store April 8th during the afternoon when we visited. Talked lots, told us stories, explained different products. A lot of fun to talk to and made selection easy.
    Bought salmon belly, peppered and natural salmon strips, and lox for $26 total. Loved it, all delicious!!
    Recommend visiting and pick some up to snack on in your lodging, you won't be disappointed.
    Written 24 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Lieke
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We decided to get married last minute and Jessica went out of her way to help us. She helped me with a dress and matching bra, and called another store for my now husband to check if they could help him. Tofino friendliness at its finest.
    Written 20 July 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Vacation36143954967
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I always love coming into Merge! One of my favourite shops in town for sure. This small business has an inviting boho ambiance with well made and local items that all have unique character and matches the essence of Tofino. Staff is always so lovely too. Alex and Sigrid have helped me out numerous times and really show the depth of their product knowledge. Everything's better when you know the people care about it <3
    Written 13 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • ERB
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would definitely spend a whole day in storm. All the staff is so friendly and if you ask for anything they know what to show you. I WISH I COULD LIVE IN THERE. 🏄‍♂️ Thanks Allister, I love ❤️ my new board. It's exactly what I wanted - thanks for listening.
    Written 17 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • JeanFiend
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This store is worth checking out if you’re looking for a unique Tofino tee or a locally made product that is practical and usually affordable. Mostly every item I came across is made in Canada!

    Cool branding and great customer service!

    This is the spot for take home treasures!
    Written 22 July 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • TerryHBey
    434 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was looking for budget (less than $20) souvenir in Tofino and Ucluelet area, which turned out to be challenging. I did find some cute knitted keychains at Image West and nifty gifts such as smudge kit with local sea shells at The Wreckage in Ucluelet.
    (There were some good Merrell walking shoes on sale but ran out of some sizes at Tofino Fishing & Trading Company).

    I went to the Botanical Garden in Tofino and enjoyed the atmospheric stroll through the trails and the amicable hens. There were some adorable baby chicks there as well.

    It turned out there was a clothing store called Tofino Life Clothing on Campbell Street that sells personalized T shirts! There wasn't noticeable advertisement outside the store; I just happened to stroll through the store and saw the big printer, and clued in that they could print my trip photo image onto a T shirt for me. Sherry, the staff, was friendly and said that the T shirt can be picked up on the same day. Since I had a canoe trip in the afternoon, I asked if I could arrange to pick up the next day morning. The next day, I picked up from Dee, another friendly staff, and the shirt only cost $10. That's one of the best and most affordable souvenir to get in Tofino.

    I had a great time at the Browning Pass black bear tour and the T'ashii cultural canoeing big tree trail Meares Island tour as well.
    Written 6 June 2014
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
All Tofino HotelsTofino Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Tofino
All things to do in Tofino
Day Trips in Tofino
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars