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Address: PO Box 280, Ucluelet | 2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-726-3500
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Description: Considered by many to be one of the best boardwalk hikes around, you will...
Considered by many to be one of the best boardwalk hikes around, you will be immersed in the natural serenity of the temperate rainforest. You can take the easy stairs to the beach, where you can gaze at the gentle waves crashing in. During low tide, an inviting passage presents itself so you can make your way to a small island where you may find bald eagles soaring above. Schooners Cove is nothing less than invigorating and rejuvinating. Truly a picturesque adventure.
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We had a beautiful and windy visit to this location. We used the Schooner Trail to the beach which turned out to be a treat. Enjoyed the forest and Boardwalk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Simcoe, Canada
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Simcoe, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We had a beautiful and windy visit to this location. We used the Schooner Trail to the beach which turned out to be a treat. Enjoyed the forest and Boardwalk.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The service and food were both fantastic. They treated my daughter very well and checked up on her often.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I love this beach. The boardwalk trail is a beautiful walk among the trees that ends when you reach the beach which does not have a ton of people on it. If you go at low tide, you can walk across to the island and see lots of seafood / animals. You can also walk far along the beach and... More 

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Tofino, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Check the tide tables and off you go .... at low tide!! At high tide the rocks are impassable and you may get cut off. Not dangerous, but you'll spend the next 4 hours waiting for the tide to recede as you hang out on the driftwood/in the forest. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore, scramble around in the... More 

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Langley, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

LOVED this trail to the cove. Lots of stairs and pathways through the old forest leading down to the cove. It had almost a surreal feel to the walk and we will definitely be doing it again the next time we're in Tofino. :) Our dog loves stairs and had a blast too.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Signs from Hwy 4 point to Schooner Cove and beach. These are within the boundaries of Pacific Rim National Park and user fees are in effect. Each person is required to purchase a park pass, this includes parking in the park from the day of purchase until 4:00PM the following day. The trail is only 1 Km in length, but... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A wonderful beach to wander and explore. Wide sand and a horizon that 'goes all the way to Japan' provide a gorgeous backdrop for photos and movies. The day we went was a little chilly and portions of the boardwalk were covered with very slippery ice so caution was required. Tip: Be aware of the tides or you may find... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went there as part of our trip to Banff, Jasper, and Vancouver Island. We must have hiked more than 10 trails altogether (including the Plain of Six Glaciers) and I felt the Schooner Cove Trail was the best. It was amazing that the trail lead you from an ancient rain forest to a vast and peaceful ocean after just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

After walking about a kilometre and a bit through a lush forest. On a boardwalk. You arrive at a stunning piece of the coast. Filled with driftwood ocean floaties and a beautiful walk up and down schooner cove. One of my favourite places on the Island.

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port moody, British Columbia, Canada
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

With young children it is difficult to really hike and your the rainforest knowing you may end up carrying them for miles. This hike is 1.2 km and the trail is constructed using wooden boardwalks. The beach itself is amazing regardless of tide and there is sources to see. Words of advice Bring water and toilet paper there is no... More 

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