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Hot Springs Cove

Maquinna Provincial Park, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Tofino
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Took a boat ride out to the cove, about an hour and a half. Then about a 30min walk on a boardwalk to the hot springs. The only downside was that it was very busy, and the hot springs are only a few small pools, so gets very congested. Wear water shoes because rocks are very sharp, and hard to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Yes it was nice to see a pretty all natural springs but they don't tell you to bring water shoes and you have to climb on slippery rocks to get down to very tiny pools of water. This is not something I recommend for someone who wants a relaxing time in the hot pools.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Expensive but one of the highlights of our trip. $120 through Jaime's Whaling Station. You basically have to pay someone to take you unless you have your own boat or are a very, very experienced kayaker because it's quite far from the shore of Tofino. The boat will do a bit of whale watching on the way. Then you arrive... More

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Herfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The 20 minute walk is worth it! This is a very natural hot springs; just a waterfall of very hot water pouring over rocks, forming pools down to the sea. The water is almost too hot to stand under but lovely when you get used to it. Pick you time; not so much fun when it gets really busy. However,... More

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New york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

It is about 90 minutes boat from Tolfino. We joined the Hot Spring Cove tour organized by Adventure Tolfino. After we were dropped off at the pier, it was a 2km walk from the pier to the hot spring. The trail is made of boardwalk with stairs. it took us 30 min one way. There is limited changing rooms at... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Nice boat ride to it, we saw sea lions and sea otters, a grey whale and bald eagles. Nice walk to the falls through the forest. The not springs themselves are not really spectacular but nice to bath in. The hot springs are totally natural so. to for those unsure of their footing. They are also not very big so... More

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victoria, bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Taking a boat to get there offers a decent cruise along the outside and/or inside passage, where you will see the beauty of Vancouver Island's coast line. We saw whale and sea otter, eagles and a plethora of other sea life. The walk through the rain forest to the hot springs is another treat, in and of itself. I love... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After a 1,5 hour boatdrive to the place – on which we saw a blackbear, many sealions and seaotters – we had a easy one-hour-walk to the cove. It was quite crowded, but we liked it anyway because it is so special to take a bath in the nice warm springs! We recommend the trip if you like walking in... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a must do if you are in Tofino, the trip was absolutely amazing and so were the hot springs.

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McKinney, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful trip out to the cove. We went early as our guide said it would worth it to go before the crowds arrive. He was right! Not much room at the hot springs. Nice hike to the hot springs, but be prepared it is about 30 minutes to get there and similar to the hike is Pacific Rim National Park.... More

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