Wind Storm Cleanup

Posted: January 4, 2019

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January 4, 2019
For Immediate Release

Wind Storm Cleanup 
Residents and Visitors Advised to Stay Out of Closed Areas

TOFINO, B.C. – The December 20, 2018 wind storm that swept through Tofino and Southern BC left significant damage in its wake. Among the trees that came down, many are throughout Tofino’s park, trails and public areas. 

Shortly after the storm, the District conducted an assessment to identify any dangers that remain, including any danger trees that pose a hazard in parks and on trails.

In the coming days we will be working with our own crews and with contractors to remove fallen and standing dangerous trees from our parks and trails. This process may extend for a few weeks depending on the availability of crews.

Residents and visitors are advised to stay out of areas that have been closed. While areas with trees that are down may appear to be safe, these areas may pose danger from other trees and branches that are “hung up” and have to be addressed safely by qualified personnel. 

The order in which we remove trees and clean up areas will be done on a priority basis with those areas that present the greatest hazard receiving the highest priority.

The District is also undertaking repairs to our damaged buildings, including the Hellesen Road / MacKenzie Beach Washroom building.

We appreciate the community’s patience while we recover from this unprecedented storm.

Please respect any temporary closures and follow directions on any associated postings.

Information Contact:

District of Tofino Office

(T) 250 725 3229


Mon - Fri 8:30-4:00PM

In an Emergency Contact:


Public Works Contact:


Public Works Emergency

(T) 250 726 7837