Hot Springs Cove, Tofino

(4.3/5 based on 400 reviews on the web)
The geothermal hot springs of Hot Springs Cove represent an untouched paradise within the Maquinna Provincial Park, exclusively accessible through charter companies via boat or seaplane. On your trip to the park, watch for whales and sea lions. Bring a change of clothes and sturdy shoes, and upon your arrival you'll embark on a short walk along a cedar trail through temperate old-growth forest. Once you reach the hot springs, soak your worries away in the cascading pools. Make Hot Springs Cove a part of your Tofino vacation plans using our Tofino vacation planner.
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  • We tried to get a boat out in the morning but all were booked. A helpful woman named Rachel at Jamies phoned around for us and we ended up going by float plane. This turned out great as there were so ...  more »
  • We were excited to learn we could do this in the winter. The trek which is about 25-30mins in, is gorgeous. You'll walk along beautiful wood pathway amongst old-growth trees. We were a little disappoi...  more »
  • Less people that is. We were lucky, only a few of us on the day we went, couldn't imagine going with more than 15 people. There are only a few (like 2) good spots to sit completely submerged in the sp...  more »
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  • Five seasonal ski instructors at the end of ski season looking for a challenging adventure and something new (inexperienced with tides and kayaking oceans coming from Alberta may I add ). We certainly experienced what became a spiritual ,and very challenging experience out of tofino , on this sea kayaking adventure during a storm with 14 foot swells against the tides and an encounter with angry lumberjacks (unknowingly tenting on their access road at Clayquot sound and unknowingly burning their cedar shingles ). Apart from a close encounter with a whale, cougar ,and , the RCMP meeting us at the Hot Springs fearing the worst , (the kayak rental store unbeknownst to us reported we left in rough seas ) As far as the overall four day experience being in tiptop shape ,bringing sufficient food and proper tents and supplies ,I really enjoyed this trip much more than taking a simple boat ride in . After reaching the spectacular destination ,I couldn't wait to see the hot springs in the morning so I walked on the path in the rain Forest and enjoyed a well deserved soak,after a long walk on the cedar sidewalk , with a moonlit walk back to the beach we tented on. I wouldn't recommend this way to the springs to everyone ,but as your boating in imagine the adventure your missing and perhaps you will appreciate the boat ride a little more ,and if your up to it , go for the adventure ,it was well worth it