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Walk the Wild Side Trail

Ahousaht, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
250-913-0022
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Ranked #10 of 21 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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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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32 attraction reviews
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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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Terrace Bay, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Loved everything about the trail. Well marked, easy to access, breathtaking views of the ocean! Highly recommended on our bucket list!

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

not a hike...but a nice walk. Always beautiful there though! Great for people of varying physical shape.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Proximity to the ocean, waves crashing, big trees, all combine for a very wild experience - and views to die for!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Remember to take your camera as the entire trial is gorgeous from the rainforest to the wild Pacific coast. It gives real meaning to the "graveyard of the Pacific" to see the rugged coastline with huge swells and waves crashing on the rocks.

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