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Hot Springs Cove

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Address: Maquinna Provincial Park, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 800-666-9833

Hot Springs Cove is about one and a half hours north of Tofino. It's...

Hot Springs Cove is about one and a half hours north of Tofino. It's located right in the heart of Clayoquot Sound.

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Bucket List this one!

I loved every minute and only wished I was able to be there with less people. Try go at less busy times..

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The springs themselves are lovely and very hot. We went early morning and got about half an hour in the springs before it got too crowded as wasn't as big as we expected. Highly recommend water shoes as it's a slippery and rocky walk down into the water. I wouldn't say it was for the less mobile.

Thank Sally M
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved every minute and only wished I was able to be there with less people. Try go at less busy times..

Thank Zozotravels
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here in mid April and had the best day. It was a cloudy/rainy weekday hence very few people and hence better spots. Took a 2 hour closed boat ride from RemotePassages and then hiked a good 30 mins to get to this awesome hot springs and spent more than 2 hours there. On the way spotted some pretty amazing... More 

Thank Ishwarya R
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a brilliant activity. Different from anywhere I had been before. Watch out though, because it was slippery and difficult to negotiate. Fine for those who are mobile though. One lady our group was with only got to the top pool youth because she had a sore ankle and had difficulty negotiating the rocks.

Thank LauraP1881983
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful spring is accessible only by boat or sea plane. Once docked, it is a thirty to forty minute walk through a stunning rainforest to get to the Hot Springs. The pathways are created from wooden decking which fits in beautifully with the picturesque surroundings. It is a rainforest, so extra caution should be applied when walking as the... More 

1 Thank Shereen K
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth taking a boat from Tofino to Hot Spring Cove! Well-kept trail and facilities. Also had the opportunity to see grey whales, sea lions, sea otters, etc.

1 Thank danieldguedes
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Accessible only by boat or float plane, we took an Ocean Outfitters cruise to the park. The hot springs are completely natural and rugged overlooking the ocean. A short boardwalk/stairs hike to and from the dock took us through the forest and to the hot springs. A brief snowstorm stopped by for about 5 minutes before disappearing and turning back... More 

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We tried to get a boat out in the morning but all were booked. A helpful woman named Rachel at Jamies phoned around for us and we ended up going by float plane. This turned out great as there were so many people going by boat it was crazy crowded and most everyone was leaving by the time we flew... More 

Thank Nancy C
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were excited to learn we could do this in the winter. The trek which is about 25-30mins in, is gorgeous. You'll walk along beautiful wood pathway amongst old-growth trees. We were a little disappointed by the size of the hot springs. It's more like a creek. And with the number of people that were there, most people could barely... More 

Thank Carmen M
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7 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Less people that is. We were lucky, only a few of us on the day we went, couldn't imagine going with more than 15 people. There are only a few (like 2) good spots to sit completely submerged in the springs. Once you get off the boat make sure you walk quick to the springs to get a great spot.... More 

Thank Teresa C

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