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Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Tofino Hot Springs Cove is a brilliant tourist-target with numerous fascinating entertainments. Walking 2 km (1.6 miles) on a cedar boardwalk trail through the old-growth forest gives you a majestic, peaceful place. The hot spring cove with appealing coastlines and beaches offers nature lovers an excellent opportunity to watch grey whales, black bears, seals, sea lions, puffins, sea otters, and bald eagles. Also, small hot water cascades pouring into rocky pools are other exciting features of the area.
Access to Tofino Hot Springs Cove is by air or sea. One-hour water taxi or float plane flight are the main approaches to the park. Generally speaking, dragging into the depth of 5 km (3.1 miles) in the earth, the ocean water is heated to roughly 100 degrees Celsius (212 Fahrenheit) and delivered through cracked rocks. Although the water's temperature is quite hot, the hot spring's water is pleasant, mixing with the cold ocean water.


Tofino Hot Springs Cove Location

Tofino Hot Springs Cove is situated on the western Clayoquot Sound area of the West Coast of Vancouver Island, 50 Km (31 miles) north of Tofino. It is on the east side of Maquinna Marine Provincial Park. To the east of the spring is the Hot Springs Cove Campsite.


How to Get to Tofino Hot Springs Cove by Car

From Nanaimo:
For getting to Tofino Hot Springs Cove from Nanaimo, you have to spend a 207 km (128.6 miles) travel to Tofino, which takes about 3 hours. Going to Hot Springs Cove from Tofino is possible by a Cruiser Boat.
Take Third St to BC-19 N. After about 3.3 km (2 miles), head west on Fitzwilliam St toward Wesley St. Follow BC-19 N to Memorial Rd/BC-4 W in Nanaimo G. Take exit 60 from BC-19 N. After about 42.8 km (26.5 miles), follow BC-4 W to Campbell St in Tofino. After 161 km (100 miles), you will reach Tofino.

From Victoria:
For getting to Tofino Hot Springs Cove from Victoria, you have to spend 111 km (128.6 miles) to Nanaimo, which is about one hour and a half. After reaching Nanaimo city, the rest of the travel is as was said above.


The Hike to Get to Tofino Hot Springs Cove

"Hot Spring Cove Boardwalk Trail" is an out-and-back trail with about 3.9 km (2.4 miles) length and proper for all skill levels. It features hot springs and an old-growth forest. You can enjoy hiking, walking, and bird watching along the trail. The best time for using the trail is from March until October. The elevation gain is 103 m (338 ft).


History of Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Hot Springs Cove, named Refuge Cove before, got its name from its vicinity to Ramsay Hot Springs. Maquinna Marine Provincial Park protects it.
Native Americans respected hot springs as sacred healing sites throughout history, and they live near these places. The Tofino Hot Springs Cove in the Clayoquot area is one of them. Among the tribes who are living in this area are Nuu-cha-nulth and the Tla-o-qui-aht.


Things to Do around the Tofino Hot Springs Cove Area

Besides spending time in springs and having the pleasure of relaxing in hot waters, the Tofino area has lots of adventures for you. Due to its weather, the island's west coast has an old-growth forest and various wildlife species. They include tree frogs, seagulls, and different birds like bald eagles, belted kingfishers, oystercatchers, mergansers, turnstones, osprey, great blue herons, and shorebirds. Tofino is also a hot spot for whale watching and other marine wildlife such as seals, sea lions, and sea otters.
Tofino is a proper place for water activities and storm watching. If you wish, you can visit lighthouses. Fishing species such as Salmon and Halibut are common here.

The Best Hot Springs Near Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Ahousat Hot Springs

Ahousat Hot Springs

Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Tofino Hot Springs Cove Activities and Attractions

Immerse in Ancestral Cultural

The village of "Maaqtusiis" (first home of the Ahousaht) is 15 min walk away from the springs. Ahousaht is famous for its rich music and dance traditions, and Soul Shakers (the local Ahousaht First Nation cultural group) offer all culture lovers a traditional cultural experience. Traditional food harvesting, storytelling by local elders, and cedar weaving are other conventional activities.

Soak in the Scenic West Coast

Boat-riding to Ahousaht is an adventurous recreation with great views of the spectacular coastal mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and apart from taking in mass of the traditional territories of Ahousaht. Additionally, the lodge has apt approaches to plenty of pristine beaches and beautiful trails.

Watch Coastal Wildlife

With Access to many trails around the lodge, picturesque views show signs of development, making it a great site to see wildlife: whales, seals, otters, bears, eagles, wolves, and much more.

Message Therapy

Some hot springs outfitted in special suits offer a placid atmosphere for visitors, which makes them experience a fantastic massage. Skilful, licensed therapists ensure lush, healthy skin for tourists.

Facials

As the second most famous spa treatments, anti-ageing facial, European facial, and deep-cleansing facial are often offered in spas. Cleansing, exfoliating, extract, massage, and mask are the primary services of Facials.

Body Treatments

Spas equipped with Vichy table and body scrub provide the opportunity for those who are passionate about massage therapy to purify their body from any toxin or hydrate their skin.

Salt Glow or Sea Salt Scrub

Followed by a shower, the salt glows, exfoliates the body's skin to eliminate dead cells and give you a glowing look.

Reflexology

It is the process of arousing reflex points on feet, hands, and ears with pressure to boost the related organs' health. The full-body influence of this therapy makes you have a deep sense of pleasure.

Fishing

Fishing along with a hot spring at the weekend gives every tourist a wonderful sense of pleasure. Virgin nature and alluring offshore make fishing more appealing.

Wildlife

Bear, cougar, and wolf encounters are likely everywhere alongside the Island. Using metal food/storage caches or having a long rope and a waterproof sack for food items can reduce the risk of wild attack. Also, do not bring any dog with you onto the trail due to the high number of wolf sightings.

Party

If you are fond of throwing delightful or birthday parties, everything is ready to hang around a grand celebration with your intimate friends.

What You Can Expect to Do Near Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Tofino Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Clayoquot Sound Kayaking

Clayoquot Sound Kayaking

Broken Group Islands Kayaking and Canoeing

Broken Group Islands Kayaking and Canoeing

Barkley Sound Kayaking

Barkley Sound Kayaking

Wya Point Camping

Wya Point Camping

Cox Bay Kiteboarding

Cox Bay Kiteboarding

Wild Pacific Trail Storm Watching

Wild Pacific Trail Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach (North) Surfing

Chesterman Beach (North) Surfing

Tofino Hot Springs Cove Outline

Specifications

Climate

Water Temperature

Timing

1. The tidal action causes the pools to wash off and the water to stay clean.
1. The numbers are estimated on average for Maquinna Marine Provincial Park.
1. The numbers are estimated on average.

What You Can Expect to See Near Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Ucluelet

Ucluelet

Wickaninnish Beach

Wickaninnish Beach

Tofino

Tofino

Maquinna Marine Provincial Park

Maquinna Marine Provincial Park

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Virgin Falls

Virgin Falls

Gibson Marine Provincial Park

Gibson Marine Provincial Park

Ahousat Hot Springs

Ahousat Hot Springs

No Name Falls

No Name Falls

Della Falls

Della Falls

Chesterman Beach

Chesterman Beach

Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Planning for Tofino Hot Springs Cove

Suitability

Camping & Resort

Services

Packing

Travel Tips

1. No type of pet is permitted in the park.
1. No camping is permitted around the hot spring.
1. There is no clean drinking water around the area.
1. Desert, backcountry, or walk-in camping is permitted while no types of equipment are presented.
2. Be well-equipped for climate conditions and check the weather reports before heading out.
1. Reservations are not admitted at Gibson Marine Provincial Park, and campsites are first-come-first-served based.

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