Nature of Clayoquot Sound

Wild Clayoquot Sound

The nature here is predictably unpredictable, that’s what makes it wild! Discover sun-dappled trails winding through the rainforest, identify flowers and berries along the Shorepine Bog, feel the expansive reach of Long Beach stretching towards a fiery sunset. As you watch sea lions playing in the crashing waves of storm season, you may find an innate sense of play bubble up. The spirit of exploration is alive and well on the West Coast.

Rainforest Trail at Wickaninnish Inn
On the Inn's Rainforest Trail
Rainforest Trail Loop
Chesterman Beach Sunrise
Tofino Inlet Bear Watching
Chef Selecting Salal for Foraging Menu

Get into the Wild

A suggestion of activities from our nature lover Claire
Chesterman Beach Walk

7:00am

Wake up with the birds! Start your day with a morning run (or walk) along Chesterman Beach.

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Bear Watch Tofino

9:00am

Go on an immersive wildlife tour with Browning Passage to find black bears; watch as they scour the rocky intertidal zone for a crustacean breakfast while learning how they can thrive here.

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Florencia Bay

1:15pm

Have a beach picnic and discover the story behind the rocks at Florencia Bay during low tide.

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Ucluelet Aquarium

2:45pm

Visit the Ucluelet Aquarium—a catch-and-release facility promoting knowledge about the biodiversity of Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds.

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Schooner Cove Pacific Rim National Park

5:30pm

Count the species of trees you find along the trail to Schooner Cove or Big Tree Trail in Pacific Rim National Park.

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Chesterman Beach Starry Night

7:30pm

Have dinner outside before cozying in by the fire and letting the sounds of waves lull you to sleep.

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The spirit of discovery

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