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Hot Springs Eco-Tour
- Adult Ages 19-64
- Youth Ages 12-18 • Must be at least 48" tall (122 cm)
- Child Ages 6 and Under • Must be at least 48" tall (122 cm)
- Senior Ages 65+
Take a Dip Into Hot Springs Cove on Vancouver Island from Tofino!
Our guides will take you on a journey through the heart of Ahousaht haḥuułii (territorial lands, waters and culture). Here, you’ll witness the magic of the ocean as you cruise the coast and inlets of Clayoquot sound, taking in all of the sights and wildlife along the way. The 30-minute walking trail to the hot springs is a beginner-level hike via wooden boardwalk that weaves its way through old-growth rainforest, ancient flora and fauna next to the rocky coastline.
Once you reach the hot springs on Vancouver Island, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy a 1.5-2 hour relaxing soak in the warm, healing mineral waters. You may even decide to dip into the cold waters of the Pacific to experience the growing trend of ‘hot and cold’ water therapy. The natural hot springs are a true wonder of nature, and we take great care to ensure their preservation and protection. As part of your journey, our guides will share the history and cultural significance of Hot Springs Cove. The springs have been used for centuries by the Ahousaht Nation for their medicinal and spiritual benefits. **
Guests must pack a lunch, bottled water (reusable container but no glass), bathing suit, towel.
Ahous Adventures is an eco and cultural adventure tour company owned and operated by the Ahousaht Nation, that offers an exciting variety of excursions within Ahousaht haḥuułii (territorial lands, waters and culture) including tours to Hot Springs Cove, whale watching, and bear watching.
Ahous Adventures invites visitors to explore Ahousaht territories through the lens of the people who have lived on and stewarded these lands and waters since time immemorial. Visitors will learn about Ahousaht’s Indigenous culture, language, history and storytelling. We believe by openly sharing Ahousaht knowledge, locals and visitors can deeply connect with the true spirit of this remarkable ecosystem. We hope our guests will feel called to honor the sacredness of the territories and seek to experience a guest-host relationship that is rooted in traditional Ahousaht values of respect and reciprocity. Visitors can offer the gifts of openness, patience and respect to Ahousaht in return.
- All vessels comply with Transport Canada guidelines
- All safety & floatation equipment is provided in accordance with Transport Canada safety requirements.