TOFINO'S HOT SPRINGS COVE: How to have this West Coast experience

The Tofino Hot Springs, found within the Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, are accessible only by boat or plane from Tofino. By boat, your chances of seeing wildlife — sea otters, whales (in season), sea lions, and bald eagles — are really good. Our Hot Springs Cove Tour will certainly stop for all wildlife that we are able to show you.

Once you’re dropped off, the adventure begins. A 2km (1.2mi) boardwalk weaves its way through old growth forest before depositing you to the site of the geothermal waterfalls which have been running for thousands of years. Bring good water shoes (Teva’s) because you’ll be doing a bit of rock scrambling to get to the pools. Once there, enjoy the soak for as long as you’re able — this is one adventure you don’t want to rush.

What you need to know about this tour:

  • Hot Springs is a remote location and requires a full day to see and enjoy.

  • The boat trip takes 1.5 hours each way and the plane ride is 20 minutes.

  • The 2km boardwalk to reach the springs has some 800 steps and may not be suitable for people in poor physical condition.

  • There are no stores at the Hot Springs so bring your provisions and water.

Tofino Hot Springs Tour