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Address: Maquinna Provincial Park, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Description: Hot Springs Cove is about one and a half hours north of Tofino. It's...
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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This day trip has everything.

We rode a zodiac out to Hot Springs Cove with three kids 5, 8 and 10. They loved the boat ride and the wildlife spotting. The hike to the cove is a great length for kids -- just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

First, I'll talk about the Hot Springs Cove itself. The boardwalk trail was well done but had many stairs (so don't go if you have any mobility issues). The forest you walk through is quite beautiful but there is no signage so you don't necessarily know what you're seeing. When you get to the hot springs, there are nice facilities... More 

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Schenectady NY
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was a long walk and a lot of stairs. The Hot Springs were something different to see and sit in but can be crowded. I was surprised by the nude bathers when we arrived there. People were very honest and trustworthy, did not touch your belongings that you leave laying around on the rocks.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We rode a zodiac out to Hot Springs Cove with three kids 5, 8 and 10. They loved the boat ride and the wildlife spotting. The hike to the cove is a great length for kids -- just long enough to get some exercise and not quite long enough for whining. Be aware that there are lots of stairs so... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit and probably the only place to wallow in the water without a wet suit. The 2km walk there from the boat is lovely.

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Stevensville, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The island is beautiful. the board walk is worth the walk. the hots springs themselves are ok. not many pools to actually sit. the rocks are very jagged and not a lot of places to really sit. A trip for the able body person only. Bring water shoes, drinks and food. There was a ship at the dock that you... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Really worth the (brilliant) boat trip - a lovely walk through the rain forest and the hot spring, though small, lives up to the billing. Worth every minute.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Fantastic place - a little more crowded than our last visit 25 years ago but it's a must see. Best to come early - we did a float plane flight from Tofino with Alteo air. Its about a 20 minute walk on a boardwalk through the rainforest which is beautiful. Bring swimwear, towels and snacks. There are 2 changing rooms... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As a hotsprings officianado, this spot is my favourite! Ideally go at high tide on a cool, overcast day. Even raining is fine. The hot water flows into the ocean and at high tide there is a spot for one person to sit right on the ocean, that is extraordinary. When the wave goes out, one is surrounded by fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Caught a scenic boat to the docks. Saw some grey whales, otters, seal .... along the way. Once there it is a 2km hike along a board walk. It's fairly easy, however there are quite a few stairs. The boards are a bit slippery also. The board walk takes you right to the springs. There are washrooms and change rooms... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A bit of a hike and apparently quite busy ( we were off season so not an issue) but it was cool to be in the waterfall fed hot spring while being splashed by the rising ocean tide. Quite a unique and beautiful experience

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