Maquinna Provincial Marine Park

Maquinna Provincial Marine Park

Maquinna Provincial Marine Park
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This area where underground hot springs meet the ocean is very popular with boaters around Victoria Island.
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wolfcruise
Tofino, Canada297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Wilderness explorations! lots to see and do out here. plan to go camp out here, then you can enjoy the hot springs by moonlight all to yourself ! bring a flashlight and candles !
Written 28 May 2017
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Cantal
Lethbridge, Canada386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
This is a beautiful park north of Tofino that is only accessible by boat and is definitely worth a visit. The rainforest here is very majestic and lush.
Written 19 October 2016
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NoliesNanaimo
Nanaimo67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
Hot Springs Cove is accessible by boat or float plane. We were lucky with the weather out here on the 'wet coast' of Canada. The day was calm and cloudy. There were three of us in the party and we chose to fly in via Atleo Air, a 15 minute flight. The water options in the summer would also be a tempting choice. We were a moderately fit group but it did take us about 40 minutes to get to the springs. There are a number of steps enroute. All the pathway is boardwalk. The distance is reputed to be two kilometres but the steps seem to add a great deal more. There are toilets and change rooms at the site. It is undeveloped so the path to the pools is rocky and can be slippery. You must be careful of the ocean as waves can reach the hot pools. The pools are small. We were fortunate to have the area to ourselves -- winter, morning. The water is hot, but not dangerously so. We met a small group of young people trekking into the site as we were leaving. Be sure to pack drinking water with you.
Written 28 January 2016
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ltcguenther
Calgary, Canada188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
The walk through the provincial park boardwalks was lovely. The old growth forest was amazing and the boardwalk was well kept (lots of stairs as they obviously were focused on not disturbing the forest).

Signage would be a nice addition to the boardwalk -- we left a donation so hopefully someday they'll have the money to allow for this.

We enjoyed the walk through the park though would not recommend going there for the Hot Springs in particular (they were difficult to access and very crowded).
Written 1 September 2015
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Linda L
Kamloops, Canada203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014
This place is so amazing!! I want to go here again some day in the near future. The boardwalk is something to be seen for sure. It takes you through the most amazing forest and you end up at a beautiful natural hot springs. Bring your water shoes, the rocks can be jagged. There are bathrooms and a place to change at the top. Bring your lunch too. Don't forget your camera. The boat trip over was great too, we saw so much wildlife and our guide stopped so we could watch.
Written 1 July 2015
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SMMaxwell
Victoria, Canada249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Friends
They say it is a 1.2km hike each way along a boardwalk but my pedometer measured 2.5km, probably because of all the steps up and down (about 1000 they say: we didn't count!). We thoroughly enjoyed the hot springs right next to the ocean and the hot waterfalls, but be sure to add extra time for the trip back to the docks once you are relaxed and awed by the scenery!
Written 18 June 2015
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VivianLKT
Lacombe, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2014 • Family
Beautiful planked trek through large western redwoods you could stand inside and lush green mossy ground to a natural hot spring site with a boiling hot waterfall you could stand under and then as you move closer to the ocean the hot springs get slightly less hot. Have to be agile and careful not to slip - all went well. My teenage son tenderly removed a very large starfish from a rock to examine and place back - careful, the tenticles will attach to your skin and later scab over. Absolutely breathtaking adventure and good exercise for the 40 min trek one-way to the hot springs, and then back to the dock. Worth every penny arranged through Jamie's Whale Station.
Written 18 December 2014
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Emily N
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Friends
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 nice 1 hour walk round trip.
Written 25 August 2014
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JulieFromVancouver
North Vancouver39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
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 no controller, upon your integrity. Then enjoy an AMAZING walk through an old-forest, full of marine views, moss, huge trees, smell of a real adventure and pure nature. At the end of the trail, there are hot springs. Changing cabins are available on-site and all the people around are happy to soak in the natural hot springs tubs "aka stone-cave-carved-tubs" if I can describe it this way.

What else: keep your bags tightened for there are super cute little squirrels around that would be happy to have your lunch. This side of the island is very beautiful for its natural wild nature, so try to keep it this way - do not feed animals. :)

Enjoy, it's a good one!
Written 11 November 2013
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free_as_a_flutterby
North Bay, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
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 thrilling feeling of going back in time. The hot springs at the end of the trail are completely natural. The top pool was too hot to even dip my toe into, but the bottom pools were a perfect temperature as the ocean swells washed over me. I recommend wearing water shoes as the edges of the pools were encrusted with mussels.
Written 21 September 2013
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