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'Big Tree Trail' Meares Island - Tofino (unguided)

TOFINO Meares Island Big Tree Trail
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The ‘Hobbit-like’ boardwalk Hike of the Meares Island Big Tree Trail is 1.2 km, it meanders through a virgin forest of large Spruce, Hemlock, and giant Cedar trees; some about 5½ m (17.5’) across and approximately 1,500-2,000 years old.  
 
You will never get lost on the easy-stroll boardwalk; however, there are steeper hand railed stairs with a 30 ft descent.  Kids of all ages love going inside the massive hollow 5½ m across ‘Hanging Garden Tree’.  The full hike to the end of the boardwalk and back takes about 30 minutes to hike ,however, most visitors spend 1 - 1.5 hr. on the boardwalk to ensure a lasting experience.  Be sure to bring your camera!

More than just a boat shuttle, this adventure includes a Mini-Harbour Cruise.

Motoring through the island passages we often have close encounters with Bald Eagles and Harbour Seals for incredible photo opportunities; however, from September through October Eagle sightings are less common.  On rare occasions both Grey Whales and Orcas (Killer Whales) pass through the waters between Meares Island and Tofino.  We will also tell you about Clayoquot's rich history and of the wonders of nature.

Bring your dog! Dogs are permitted on the boardwalk trail and aboard our water taxi boats. 
                                                            
Hikers doing the additional 3km on the loop trail beyond the boardwalk will receive a trail map. This addition takes approximately 2.5 hours to hike! Bring your cell-phone and rain boots when its wet.

Meares Island Big Tree Trail (minimum 2 adult fares)  Price
ADULTS $30.00
SENIORS (65yrs+) /STUDENTS (13-18yrs or with ID) $25.00
YOUTH (4-12yrs) $20.00
BABIES (0-3yrs) Free
Note: The Big Tree Trail is located in the Meares Island Tribal Park, traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, and requires a $5 trail fee from adult & student passengers.  This fee goes toward trail maintenance and other park initiatives. Thank you for supporting the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation's efforts to preserve and maintain the old growth forest of Meares Island.
Departure Times   Duration
Departure times on demand 1.5-2.5 hours

Thank you for supporting First Nations and their efforts in maintaining and sharing old growth forests.