The Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum has a collection of artifacts and archives material relating to local history and more specifically fishing, cannery, logging, whaling, municipal activities, town developments, Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations heritage, and more: 

  • nearly 200 documents and an extensive amount of other textual resource documents;
  • our photograph collection consists mainly of digital photographs and approximately 100 printed photographs;
  • nearly 200 artifacts that help tell Clayoquot Sound stories. 

The museum does not have a research room, though one-time research visits at the museum can be accommodated on Wednesdays

For remote researchers a museum staff member can conduct research with the following fee schedule: 

Research request to museum staff First hour of research free
Research request to museum staff $25/hr after first hour
Reproduction of documents for research only Free
Reproduction of documents for publication TBD

 For more information contact Ava at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with an e-mail subject line containing "research inquiry" and the focus or title of your project. 


For research assistance for neighbouring communities follow the links below: 


Ucluelet - Ucluelet & Area Historical Society

Bamfield - Bamfield Historical Society

Port Alberni - Alberni Valley Heritage Network

Nanaimo - Nanaimo Museum

Campbell River - Campbell River Museum

Vancouver Island British Colonist 1858-1980British Columbia Provincial ArchivesUnion of BC Indian Chiefs Library & ArchivesPoint of the Past