Tofino is a village of about 1,650 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia. Located at the western terminus of Highway 4, on the tip of the Esowista Peninsula, it is at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound. A popular tourist destination in the summer, Tofino's population swells to many times its winter size. It attracts surfers, nature lovers, campers, whale watchers, fishermen, or anyone just looking to be close to nature. In the winter it is not as bustling, however, many people visit Tofino and the west coast to watch storms on the water.