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Inn & Around the Wick June 2014

Walk this way: The rainforests around Tofino and the Inn are cool, shadowy, magical places that are home to a world of exotic plant and animal life. And no one knows this world better than the expert guides at Long Beach Nature Tours Now LBNT is offering two on property complimentary guided hikes per week for in-house guests of the Inn and extended private hikes can be arranged in Pacific Rim National Park and other areas of interest for any Tofino area visitors by appointment Learn about the great red cedar and the tiny barnacle, the history of the Nuu Chah Nulth First Nations and the future of this pristine wilderness. Lace up your hiking boots and start exploring. (Available on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.)

Fish for this: The life cycle of the salmon is a mysterious thing. It’s born up river, makes its way to the sea, then returns to its birthplace to spawn. Some years, the salmon run is small. Other years, it’s huge. Each species has a cycle of when those dominant years are, and this year, it turns out, is going to be a big one for sockeye salmon. In fact, experts are predicting a record run for sockeye – and a pretty good showing for Chinook, coho and just about every other finny creature as well. And that means sports fisherman will be in heaven. If you feel like dropping a line, both Tofino and Ucluelet have a number of fishing charter companies that will take you out to sea. In addition, anglers will be excited to learn that the area is riddled with small lakes that were stocked with trout by Gary Richards the original owner of Tofino Air. The Inn’s concierge [at] (concierge) can help you arrange your ideal fishing adventure or any other adventure for that matter – and this won’t be the one that got away.

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