Tsunami Risks

After Tofino, we decided to explore further afield, going along the coast to Ucluelet and trying out the different micro-climates along the way. Down the coast, the beaches are awe-inspiring. The surfing waves roll in from hundreds if not thousands of miles away in...

Bog trail

After the Nuu-chah-nulth trail, we went on a shorter walk around a Bog trail. This had a very different feel from the rainforest walk, albeit with a walkway though the thick vegetation. Everywhere there were the white trunks of trees that looked as though they had...

Whale Watching

Various companies offer Whale- and Bear-watching boat trips, and there is also a longer trip to the Hot Springs at Hot Springs Cove, which is around 1.5 hours north of Tofino in Maquinna Provincial Park in the northern end of Clayoquot Sound. The boat trips from...

Rainforest

After Long Beach, we went further along the coast to a stretch of rainforest, also awe-inspiring. The trees are higher than those we saw in Cathedral Grove, and the wooden path that they have built through the different levels of forest allowed you to get a sense of...

Tofino Botanical Gardens

We also went yesterday to the Tofino Botanical Gardens – a fabulous place which was useful in terms of learning plant names as well as being a calm and quite spiritual experience. There is a friendly coffee-shop with interesting paintings by local artists, and the...

Over the Mountains

The journey to Tofino was beautiful, with mountains and lakes and a general sense of peace growing as we got further away from Nanaimo and nearer to the ocean. The mid part of Vancouver Island consists of snow-capped mountains, and we then followed the path of the...