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Maquinna Provincial Marine Park

Hesquiat Harbour | 23 Miles Northeast of Tofino, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Tofino
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: This area where underground hot springs meet the ocean is very popular with boaters around Victoria Island.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Only accessible by boat or airplane (unless you are capable of kayaking 26 nautical miles in open water) which means it will cost you $100 or more to get there and back. It's worth it though. This is where the Hot Springs Cove is located. You could spend the day exploring the island, or stay on the boardwalk for a... More

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North Vancouver
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I would recommend to take one of the Hot-Springs-tours that are available through many tour-operators in Tofino or Uclulet, BC. They take you to the Island, on your way you will see whales, sea otters, seals, sea lions, and other wildlife creatures. When you will arrive, there is a box for the island entrance - please put $3.00, there is... More

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North Bay, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Maquinna is my favorite place on Vancouver Island. After watching a group of humpbacks lunge feeding, our tour guide dropped us at the docks and pointed us in the direction of the trail. The trail itself was about a 20 minute walk on cedar planks through an enchanted temperate rainforest. Ancient cedars, dripping mosses and giant ferns gave me the... More

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Cartersville, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We took a boat cruise (using the Whale Centre) up the coast from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove last week. There were several gray whales in the cove itself, which was fun. We stopped at the Maquinna Park dock and walked a bit on the boardwalk trail towards the hot springs themselves, but one member of our party was disabled... More

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Orlando, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

This park has limited facilities at both ends. There are changing rooms near the hot springs. At the begining of the walk the caretaker did have some fresh baked food for sale. However, I was not aware that this would be available so I had already packed some food. But they looked good. When you come to this park do... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a great hike through the rain forest to the hot springs, but beware, there are a LOT of steps and they are slippery! The hot springs are awesome once you get there though.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had the most amazing day as the boat trip from Tofino (booked with Whale Center) is excellent and the walk to the pools is easy. The springs are excellent but only if there are not too crowdy. We were only two couples + the guide. A real pleasure. Better than the spa (once you get accustomed to the smell). It... More

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