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Schooner Cove, Tofino

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Take a scenic hike in Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim National Park at Schooner Cove. This relatively easy trail runs 2 km (1.2 mi) and alternates between gravel, stairs, and boardwalks. The trek starts in the forest, where you'll find large mushrooms, lush trees, and peculiar creatures like the banana slug. The last section of the trail delivers you to a quiet, clean beach, where you can explore pools at low tide. Remember to wear good hiking shoes, and be especially careful of slippery stairs and rocks. Also be aware that tides change quickly, so take caution when exploring the beach. With our online itinerary creator, Tofino attractions like Schooner Cove can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This trail not only has a beautiful beach at the end it also has a great section through the rain forest so its a great choice if you are torn between multiple trails, you get both!  more »
  • I don't understand how this place isn't the #1 area to see in Tofino!!! the hike is a bit long and on lower tides, the beach is quite large. But once you reach the beach, there are rocks worth climbin...  more »
  • This cove was recommended by our host - and we were glad we did it. Schedule at least 90 minutes for the round trip plus give yourself another hour on the beach itself.  more »