Before the world of tourism learned anything about the unusual hot springs on Vancouver Island’s rocky west coast, the Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations, who had lived in the area since time immemorial, knew about them.” “Smoking water,” or mok-she-kla-chuk in Nuu-Chah-Nulth, is the traditional name for the hot springs, which have long been used for holy healing and other uses.
Hot Springs Cove, or, Refuge Cove, is an unincorporated community on Sydney Inlet on the west side of the Openit Peninsula on Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound’s West Coast. Maquinna Marine Provincial Park protects Hot Springs Cove, which gets its name from its proximity to Ramsay Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Cove post office closed in 1974, but it had been in operation since 1947, when it was first known as Sydney Inlet before being renamed in 1948. Despite the post office’s closure, there is a year-round population in the area.
Maquinna Provincial Park is 27 nautical miles northwest of Tofino and can be reached by a 20-minute seaplane flight, a 1.5-hour boat ride, or by combining all modes of transportation (Most people take a cruise there and then fly back to Tofino.)) in what is known locally as a “Sea to Sky” journey. Expect breathtaking views of the coastline and the chance of spotting wildlife along the way, whatever route you select.
You’ll walk down a dock to the entrance to the boardwalk leading to the hot springs until you arrive at Hot Springs Cove. If you take the trail to the left, you’ll soon arrive at the campground, or you can walk the 1.5Km boardwalk trail through the old-growth forest before you reach the springs – allow about 30 minutes and be sure to look at the names carved into the wood. Choose from seven natural geothermal rock pools that gradually cool as you get closer to the ocean, and relax and take in the scenery.
The water comes out of the ground at 51ºC and creates a stream that flows towards the sea, creating pools. The water is clear it has a dissolved mineral content of chloride and sodium it also has a slight taste and smell of sulphur. The creek runs about a hundred feet past a few small pools. When the waterfalls close to the ocean floor where you soak in bowls and cracks created in the rocks
This is not a day trip to be rushed, and we suggest taking your time and budgeting six hours. sk your Tofino outfitter for a list of what to prepare, including a lunch, towel, and water, and enjoy this unique spot on BC’s coast.
HOT SPRING WATERFALLS ✨
It’s days that it hits 40+ degrees Celsius on the humidex in Toronto that I really miss my former home on the west coast of Canada. Summers are even mild enough there that you can go hang out in hot springs 😍. Missing these two lovely ladies terribly too. What a dream this day was!
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Feeding the body and soul, outside, like a day soaking in these geothermal, all-natural hot springs 27 nautical miles northwest of Tofino. 📷: geoffhewatt
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Weekend d'anniversaire au chaud dans les sources naturelles 💙
J'avais besoin de bouger pour fêter le passage à la trentaine comme il se doit 😁 Notre périple a commencé par un traversier non loin de Revelstoke puis après 1h30 de route, on a campé une nuit dans des natural hot springs, sources d'eau chaudes naturelles ici, au milieu d'une forêt en bord de rivière...
Avec petits reste de neige, parfait pour rafraîchir nos boissons ! Ensuite on s'est fait un petit feu, on a pu re-apprécier les joies du camping ça me manquait depuis l'automne dernier !
Le lendemain après une nuit à écouter le doux bruit de la pluie au sec dans le van, on découvre les hot springs. L'eau est brûlante mais on s'y sent bien. On flotte tellement 😂 Petit kiff par temps frais et pluvieux, ça nous a bien réchauffé !
I HIGHLY RECCOMEND finding a cute little secluded hotsprings to spend some time in!
It's also what I would absolutely love doing right now. Instead I am back at work, this time in a new location and with a bunch of new people and it's exhausting! Don't get me wrong, I do like the place I'm working and the people are great. It's just really a lot more work trying to figure everything out on top of doing my job.
So, if you're also feeling a little tired, a little burnt out. Go find a natural hotspring!...
Orcas at twilight passing the Sweet Marie at a quiet dock in the Tofino Harbour. Keep your camera at the ready along the shorelines of Clayoquot Sound, as you never know what will appear from around the corner!
Hot Springs Cove is only accessible by boat or seaplane, making it a truly remote and unique destination.
The boardwalk trail from the dock to the hot springs is about 2km long and winds through a beautiful rainforest.
The water in the hot springs is geothermal, heated by the earth's magma and reaching temperatures of up to 50°C and has been used for centuries by the Ahousaht First Nations people for its healing properties.
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Photos by: kai.rosentzveig
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Today, we took a boat out to the Hesquiaht First Nation to go to the naturally occurring hot springs. On the way we saw a family of transient orcas (a video of which is attached), a sea otter (you can't see sea otters without going out away from the coast, so I was excited to see them!), grey whales (not pictured, but it was the first spotting of any this spring!), and then a huge pod of 8 transient orcas which aren't pictured because seeing them move together as a group was just too wildly cool to look away from. We walked through an old growth forest to reach the springs. We shared it all with basicscorpiowitch and deansoli who came to visit this weekend. It was the dreamiest day imaginable.
There will come a time when you feel unsure of yourself, in that moment you just have to do your best and leave no room for doubt. It’s hard. It’s really, really hard. But if you manage to get that down, you’ll be unstoppable.
Photo by nikkiitomlin I am p sure but also wallflowerink_ was there so maybe her as well. 🤣...
Hot Springs Cove has been on my “must see BC” list for a while now. It’s about a 90 minute boat ride out of tofinomarina up and down ocean swells on the outside or dipping between island chains on the inside passage. When you get to Maquinna Marine Park it’s about a 30 minute walk through old growth forest to the hot springs. The water flows from the forest and culminates with a steamy shower that splashes down on a series of tidal pools. The closer to the forest, the hotter it is. Out here by the ocean, the spray from the waves cools off the hot spring water making it a rather refreshing and relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
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Hot spring with the most beautiful view!!
This is a hot spring on Vancouver Island, where the hot river meets ocean water!
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I think sunset must be one of the nicest times to be on the water! What do you think?
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