Sunday, September 25, 2011


Looking for a way to get to or from Tofino? Here's a new option.

HitchTofino was created by two web geeks in Vancouver, following the success of HitchWhistler, a rideshare site dedicated to getting shredders to the hill for less. As spring arrived we decided to launch a sister site for surfers and HitchTofino was born. Surf more. Spend less. That's our mission statement.

The completely free site allows people to register as a Driver or a Hitcher and then post or view trips from various locations in BC including: Victoria, Tofino, Vancouver, Whistler, Nanaimo and Ucluelet. Driver's can specify how many petrodollars they want for the trip and Hitcher's can message them through the site. In the process everyone gets a top up of green karma, saves some cash and meets some like-minded people.

A valid email address is needed to register and the site's feedback system allows for extra security so you can check a drivers profile before accepting a ride.

Update: A reader alerted me to another long-standing option, Tofino Ride Share.


  1. Local geek Kevin Bruce made back in 2007, and since then there have been over 1000 rides posted. Strange to redo something that's already working so well - all they had to do was google "Tofino Ride Share" or "Tofino Carpool". It seems to be part of a larger network they are building and I guess Tofino has a big brand.

  2. Well there you go. I didn't realize it was still happening. I'll change the title of the post so people won't get confused.