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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  • Whales, sea lions, Eagles - we've seen it all on the trip to the hot springs. To a rainforest hike actually three day tours in one are made and bathed in the hot springs. In this respect, the value for money is very reasonable. Ocean Outfitters had a closed boat, that is why we opted for them. Early may a good decision. Through the early season, we could bathe in the springs without getting on. A day trip not to miss in Tofino should be.
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  • A bit of a walk in, most (if not all) on boardwalk though. I recommend some water shoes, as the rocks in the cove can be rough on bare feet. Need to arrange a water taxi or other boat service to get t...  more »
  • So the hot springs and walk through the forest was great - however we went in November and there were about 10 people there - and even that was a squeeze at the springs. Our boat captain said that abo...  more »
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  • Hot Springs at early morning or evening are a magical place, if not sometimes stupid campers with glass bottles or insistent nudists destroy the atmosphere for the normal people. There are clear rules posted on the begin of the trail. However, some people do not care.
  • 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
  • Canada is connected directly to the sea, in a rare hot springs.
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