Premier Listings for Flores Island Park
Flores Island Provincial Park includes the western and southern parts of Flores Island, in the Clayoquot Sound of Vancouver Island’s west coast.
This vast, untamed wilderness area protects three undisturbed watersheds and hosts a network of trails through ancient Sitka Spruce forests.
Comprising 7,113 hectares, Flores Island Park has one of the highest concentrations of Nuu-chah-nulth heritage sites in Clayoquot Sound. The traditional territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation covers most of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
An attraction of Flores Island is the Ahousat Wild Side Heritage Trail, a 32-km round trip wilderness hike from the Nuu-chah-nulth village of Ahousat (population 400) across the slopes of Mount Flores to the pristine beaches along the southern and western shores of the island.
For centuries Native Indians had used this trail to reach the wild beaches on the west side of the island. This vital route has now been restored as a magnificent hiking trail through ancient Sitka Spruce forests.
Watch passing gray whales on their way from Baja California to Alaska as you sea kayak the heavy ocean swells of the Pacific coast off Flores Island, or paddle and explore the numerous beaches and sheltered bays of the protected waters of Clayoquot Sound.
The summit of Mount Flores offers spectacular views of surrounding Clayoquot Sound. Gray whales can be encountered at any time during the summer, particularly in Cow Bay. This park also offers opportunities to view seals, sea lions, Bald eagles and a variety of seabirds. Tourism-related companies in Tofino and Ucluelet offer whale watching tours to view the Gray whales during the summer months.
Kayakers can camp on the beach at Whitesand Cove on the Southeast tip of Flores Island. No facilities are provided in the park.
Flores Island Provincial Park is located due west of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The park is accessible by boat or kayak from Hot Springs Cove or by kayak, boat water taxi and floatplane from Tofino, 12.5 miles (20 km) to the south. Kayakers can launch from the government dock in Tofino.
Nearby Regions & Towns
Clayoquot Wilderness ResortClayoquot Wilderness Resort
380 Main Street P.O. Box 130 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 postalPhone: 250-726-8235homeFax: 250-266-0412workfaxToll Free: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
West Coast Vancouver Island
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a small, privately-owned and operated Relais & Chateaux eco-safari-style resort Outpost in the remote wilds of Vancouver Island, near Tofino, open seasonally to guests from all over the world. We are a true resort destination in that we own and operate our own adventures and activities, and, working with the Ahousaht First Nation, provide unprecedented access to the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve.
With just 25 guest tents and an over-full complement of staff, wilderness guides and food and beverage artisans, our clients receive respectfully intimate attention from the moment they arrive via floatplane until they wave goodbye from the horse-drawn wagon carrying them back to the dock.
Adventure unfolds in tandem with the rainforest, tides, seasons, and the call of the wild. An impressive menu of equestrian, marine, hiking, fishing, interpretive, and restorative activities is offered daily – each outing custom-built to suit age, skill-level and expectation.
The resort in Bedwell Sound provides 21st-century-safari style lodging in opulently outfitted prospector tents, and a massage and therapeutic treatment centre with the soul of an outpost spa. Activities include whale watching, bear watching, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and hot springs tours.
Archipelago Wildlife CruisesArchipelago Wildlife Cruises
For an experience unlike any other, step aboard our luxurious 53-foot motor yacht, the “Raincoast Maiden”, to view whales, bears, sea lions, eagles and other wildlife in comfort. We offer a relaxing wildlife cruise with a personal touch. With a spacious cabin, washroom, comfortable seating inside and out, guests can sit back and take in the abundant wildlife and magical scenery with a taste of luxury. Truly a nature cruise of a different nature!
More than just wildlife viewing, our interpretive and very personal tours include a scenic cruise through the sheltered waters and breathtaking scenery of the Broken Group Islands and an optional gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic Evening Cruises and Private Charters are also available. We will share our love and enthusiasm for the area and make your West Coast experience an unforgettable one.
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