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Walk the Wild Side Trail

Ahousaht, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
250-913-0022
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Tofino
Type: Hiking Trails
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Victoria, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Hi - I wonder if some of the reviewers are confusing these very different trails? The Wild Pacific Trail is located in Ucluelet about a half an hour from Tofino. It is short, easy, and offers stunning views.... a great place to bring a camera and enjoy a stroll. The Wild Side Trail is accessed with a 40 minute water... More

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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have visited this park a number of times. It is a lovely walk - you can walk the whole trail or just a short distance to the lighthouse. Great views, nice for photography. Eagles are often spotted on this trail. Free parking.

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Surrey, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This trail has it all and is a perfect example of west coast ruggedness and beauty. You get close to the wave action and have a good chance of seeing eagles and whales (at certain times of the year). The walk through the rain forest is stunning. The trail is not difficult and therefore is suitable for all age groups.... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Must see if you are in the area. From whale spotting to giant slugs - this is a beautiful easy walk - perfect for the entire family.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

You can see almost everything on this trail, ocean life and beautiful rain forest! Such a great walk to take with family or your sweetheart! Even nice to do in the rain, gives you a feel for being out in the elements and feeling the rugged west coast

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Newport Pagnell, Bucks
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Brilliant trail along the pacific coast - make sure you walk all of the different sections. Fantastic for wildlife spotting - we say Killer Whales off the coast as well as Garter snakes on the path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We didn't plan it. We had like 3 hours before our whale watching from Ucluelet & we thaught to visit the pacific rim national parc .we stopped for 2 minutes in the visitor center ( the one next to cox bay resort) & we were told that we will probably won't have enough time and suggested to take the walk... More

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