Why Shop Local

Small businesses create more jobs, build more connections with local support and services, and keep wage spending in the area.
Keeps the character of Tofino, in Tofino. The town has so much to offer in contrast to larger centres as its independent businesses are unique and reflect the town’s community.
Reduces the environmental footprint. Transportation impacts are lessened versus global supply chains when businesses work with local producers, manufacturers and distributors.
Charitable giving and civic engagement. Research indicates that local businesses give five times more per dollar revenue to groups in their communities.
Local small businesses contribute to taxes in Tofino, contributing to essential services and the overall infrastructure.
Local purchasing: Small businesses will often make use of local services such as accounting/bookkeeping, marketing, construction, etc.