Hot Springs Cove, Tofino

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hot Springs Cove by using our Tofino online tour itinerary planner .
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  • We visited Hot Springs Cove via a boat trip through Jamie's Whale Watching Company. While we thought we were just getting transportation to the hot springs, our captain pointed out sea otters, a gray ...  more »
  • While the hot springs were certainly unique and very relaxing, the walk through the woods was my favorite part. The setting reminded me of the beauty that can be seen in every moment. The walk is a he...  more »
  • A good trip by boat to visit the Hot Springs, saw orcs, sea otters, black bear porpoise as we travelled to the Springs. Good walk through the forest to reach the Springs. Basic changing lockers, as yo...  more »
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  • Beautiful hike to a great natural hot springs. Hike is on boardwalk and there are changing facilities at the springs.
  • 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

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Many options cluster around the township itself, in the island's north, with those near the beach or the town's marina usually proving the most popular. If the town feels too touristy, look farther south--you can find plenty of small hotels, guesthouses, and private holiday rentals along the coast, just off the Pacific Rim Highway. Make sure you reserve your accommodations in advance if planning to visit between June and September, the height of the season.
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