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Gibson Marine Provincial Park is located on the south side of Flores Island, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The park is located immediately south of the Nuu-chah-nulth community of Ahousat. The traditional territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation covers most of the west coast of Vancouver Island.

A trail from Matilda Inlet provides access to Ahousat Hot Springs, which are considered to be of therapeutic value, and a primitive trail connects the springs area with the broad sandy beach at Whitesand Cove.

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.

Backcountry walk-in camping is provided in Gibson Marine Provincial Park, but no other facilities are provided.

People come from around the world to kayak and camp in remote Clayoquot Sound, and enjoy the sandy beaches, scenery and wildlife. Local tour companies offer trips into this area, and kayak rentals are available in Tofino.

The nearest boat launch is the Fourth Street Dock in Tofino. Boaters can find sheltered anchorage in Matilda Inlet, adjacent to Gibson Marine Provincial Park.

Gibson Marine Provincial Park is adjacent to Flores Island Provincial Park on Flores Island on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. To access the park, take a one-hour boat ride northwest from Tofino to Ahousaht Village. Boaters will find a sheltered anchorage in Matilda Inlet, entered from Russell Channel.

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Archipelago Wildlife Cruises
Whiskey Landing Marina Corner Cedar Road & Main Street Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Home Phone: 250-726-8289Visit WebsiteVisit Blog

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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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Majestic Ocean Kayaking
1167 Helen Road Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Mailing Address: Box 287 Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Home Phone: 250-726-2868Home Fax: 250-726-2860Work Phone: 1-800-889-7644Visit Website

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Kayak the Majestic West Coast waters of British Columbia. Our ecotourism adventures will take you to Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park, Clayoquot Sound and the Deer Group Islands. We provide Part-day, Full-day, and Multi-day trips. Camp on pristine beaches, eat gourmet food, hike through dense rain forests, and learn about the rich variety of Pacific Coast seashore life. Rental kayaks available.

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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort & Spa
380 Main Street P.O. Box 130 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Home Phone: 250-726-8235Work Fax: 250-266-0412Work Phone: 1-888-333-5405Visit Website

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Outpost Location:
Bedwell Sound
West Coast Vancouver Island

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers an ultra-luxurious resort in the remote wilds of Vancouver Island, near Tofino. The Outpost 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, hot springs, fishing, and a canopy viewing platform and zip line.

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Long Beach Lodge Resort
1441 Pacific Rim Highway PO Box 897 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Home Phone: 250-725-2442Home Fax: 250-725-2402Work Phone: 1-877-844-7873Visit Website

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Long Beach Lodge Resort offers oceanfront accommodations situated right on the expansive sandy Cox Bay beach, just 7km south of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Experience the natural beauty, wild Pacific surf, exceptional amenities and handcrafted cuisine at our luxurious beachfront resort. Choose between our oceanfront Lodge (41 Lodge rooms) or our 20 fully-equipped 2-bedroom Rainforest Cottages with private outdoor hot tubs. Our relaxed and inspirational west coast setting offers a perfect escape from your everyday responsibilities. Come view Tofino’s biggest waves from the comfort of our iconic Great Room. Our on-site Surf Club Adventure Centre offers exciting services to resort guests and visitors to Tofino.

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