Welcome to the Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens!

The Tofino Botanical Gardens has entered a new phase of life. The 10-acre site has transferred ownership to the IPCA Innovation Program – a project of MakeWay. MakeWay is a national charitable organization whose mandate is “nature and communities thriving together.” Much of the vision for the Tofino Botanical Gardens, established in 1997, will be enhanced to include a focus on Indigenous-led conservation.


Garden admissions are now in place. Additional donations accepted. Open from 9am - 5pm.

Garden fees support on-site language and cultural revitalization efforts, garden maintenance and operations.


For Annual Passes and full price list – click here. 


We are currently accepting booking requests for the IISAAK Learning Lodge (formerly Ecolodge) for September 2022 and beyond. We will no longer be accepting nightly bookings. The IISAAK Lodge is an educational space, and accommodations are reserved for those taking or hosting programs related to Indigenous-led conservation.


Clayoquot Campus and Little Costa Rica Café is now closed for the 2022 season. We'll be open and welcoming visitors again in Spring 2023.

Please sign-up to be notified when we open again in Spring 2023​





Gardens + Cafe HOURS

  • Monday 9am-5pm
  • Tuesday 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9am-5pm
  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-5pm