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Address: Hesquiat Harbour | 23 Miles Northeast of Tofino, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

This area where underground hot springs meet the ocean is very popular with...

This area where underground hot springs meet the ocean is very popular with boaters around Victoria Island.

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Hot springs cove

This is a beautiful park north of Tofino that is only accessible by boat and is definitely worth a visit. The rainforest here is very majestic and lush.

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a beautiful park north of Tofino that is only accessible by boat and is definitely worth a visit. The rainforest here is very majestic and lush.

Thank Cantal
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Hot Springs Cove is accessible by boat or float plane. We were lucky with the weather out here on the 'wet coast' of Canada. The day was calm and cloudy. There were three of us in the party and we chose to fly in via Atleo Air, a 15 minute flight. The water options in the summer would also be... More 

Thank NoliesNanaimo
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The walk through the provincial park boardwalks was lovely. The old growth forest was amazing and the boardwalk was well kept (lots of stairs as they obviously were focused on not disturbing the forest). Signage would be a nice addition to the boardwalk -- we left a donation so hopefully someday they'll have the money to allow for this. We... More 

Thank ltcguenther
Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

This place is so amazing!! I want to go here again some day in the near future. The boardwalk is something to be seen for sure. It takes you through the most amazing forest and you end up at a beautiful natural hot springs. Bring your water shoes, the rocks can be jagged. There are bathrooms and a place to... More 

1 Thank Linda L
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

They say it is a 1.2km hike each way along a boardwalk but my pedometer measured 2.5km, probably because of all the steps up and down (about 1000 they say: we didn't count!). We thoroughly enjoyed the hot springs right next to the ocean and the hot waterfalls, but be sure to add extra time for the trip back to... More 

1 Thank SMMaxwell
Lacombe, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

Beautiful planked trek through large western redwoods you could stand inside and lush green mossy ground to a natural hot spring site with a boiling hot waterfall you could stand under and then as you move closer to the ocean the hot springs get slightly less hot. Have to be agile and careful not to slip - all went well.... More 

1 Thank VivianLKT
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Only accessible by boat or airplane (unless you are capable of kayaking 26 nautical miles in open water) which means it will cost you $100 or more to get there and back. It's worth it though. This is where the Hot Springs Cove is located. You could spend the day exploring the island, or stay on the boardwalk for a... More 

2 Thank Emily N
North Vancouver
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

I would recommend to take one of the Hot-Springs-tours that are available through many tour-operators in Tofino or Uclulet, BC. They take you to the Island, on your way you will see whales, sea otters, seals, sea lions, and other wildlife creatures. When you will arrive, there is a box for the island entrance - please put $3.00, there is... More 

7 Thank JulieFromVancouver
North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Maquinna is my favorite place on Vancouver Island. After watching a group of humpbacks lunge feeding, our tour guide dropped us at the docks and pointed us in the direction of the trail. The trail itself was about a 20 minute walk on cedar planks through an enchanted temperate rainforest. Ancient cedars, dripping mosses and giant ferns gave me the... More 

1 Thank free_as_a_flutterby
Cartersville, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We took a boat cruise (using the Whale Centre) up the coast from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove last week. There were several gray whales in the cove itself, which was fun. We stopped at the Maquinna Park dock and walked a bit on the boardwalk trail towards the hot springs themselves, but one member of our party was disabled... More 

1 Thank worldtraveler012

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