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Address: Ahousaht, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-913-0022
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Description: Walk the Wild Side is a 11km hike historically used by the Ahousaht...
Walk the Wild Side is a 11km hike historically used by the Ahousaht people. Visitors now have the opportunity to experience the culture of the trail while hiking along forest boardwalk and 8 gorgeous beaches. Used by the Ahousaht people for thousands of years, Walk the Wild Side Trail is an 11km escape into the remote wilderness of Clayoquot Sound. First restored in the early 1990’s, Walk the Wild Side Trail has developed into must-see ecotourism destination for those visiting Tofino and Ucluelet. Take a tour through the Maaqtusiis reserve and then head out on to the trail with your Ahousaht Heritage Trail guidebook for the ultimate cultural experience!
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Wonderful walk

We enjoyed this wonderful walk long more than 10 km (one way). Wild forests combined with fantastic beaches and majestic landscapes. Remember water, food and camera. Don't take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed this wonderful walk long more than 10 km (one way). Wild forests combined with fantastic beaches and majestic landscapes. Remember water, food and camera. Don't take the shortcuts if you are not trained.

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Tofino, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were dropped off on Flores Island by a very accomodating zodiac driver and his crew at Siwash, close to Cow Bay. We spent 3 days on the beaches there and on the last day hiked the wild side trail back to Ahousat. A very special part of the world. If you want to go hiking in west coast wilderness,... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Wild Side Trail contains most of the nicest beaches I have ever seen on Vancouver Island, and the best part is you rarely see another soul while hiking them. Very easy trail to hike. If you plan it right, with low tides on your side, you can skip some of the trail and get to Cow Bay quite a... More 

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Vancouver. B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stopped by here on our way to Tofino and loved the walk along the coast. Snapped up many beautiful pictures. The trail is not difficult but there are some incline/decline in spaces but I would say it would be suitable for most.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Black bears foraging on the shore, Bald eagles, sea otters, orcas, seals and sea lions , wolf and cougar prints on the beach. A spectacular look at the unspoiled land and sea

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you love hiking, this trail is definetely worth hiking. We took the 10:30 boat from Tofino to Flores and stayed at the Aauuknuk lodge. After registration and drop of some lugguge at the lodge, we start hiking at 13:00. great hike, partly boardwalk and lots of beaches. The last part (to the bridge and after the brigde) is more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I whole heartedly recommend visiting Ahousaht's Wild Side Trail. The views are completely stunning. The trail is well-maintain and well marked. We took 2 nights to do the hike at a very leisurely pace. I would recommend making sure that no reserve dogs follow you out on the trail - they are very friendly and they will come the whole... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived via ocean kayaks to the Wild Side Trail from Whitesands beach July 3 and 4 2014 on Flores Island in Clayquot Sound BC Canada. Unfortunately the ocean surf was too rough to land our kayaks at Cow Bay so we walked there. The trail is beach and board walked. Pit toilets are available at Whitesands, 3rd Beach and... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Easy enoigh for our 8 yr old and interesting enough for 2 seasoned hikers. Coastal cliffs, rainforest, and everything in between. Worth 1-4 hours - you can set your distance and pace.... just be sure to get out there!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There's no lack of trails to walk in Tofino and this is another one of those fine trails to go for a leisurely stroll and enjoy Nature and the scenery around you. Well worth the time if you like to hike.

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