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Big Tree Trail Tour – Meares Island

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Adult Ages 19-64
Senior Ages 65+
Student Ages 19+ With Valid ID
Youth Ages 13-18
Child Ages 4-12
Infant Ages 3 and Under

Hike the Big Tree Trail on Meares Island

Travel to and from the Big Tree trailhead by water taxi, hosted by a friendly local skipper. Walk, unguided, along the well-maintained wooden boardwalk and view old-growth rainforest in all its beauty. Lose yourself in the awe-inspiring ancient trees! The ‘Hobbit-like’ boardwalk hike of the Meares Island Big Tree Trail is 1.2 km. It meanders through an old-growth forest of large Spruce, Hemlock, and giant Cedar trees; some about 6 m (20’) across and approximately 1,500-2,000 years old.

Hiking briskly to the end of the boardwalk and back takes about 40 minutes to cover, however, most guests spend 1 – 1.5 hr. on the boardwalk to ensure a lasting experience. Be sure to bring your camera!

Hikers have the option of doing the full 4km loop trail that goes beyond the boardwalk. Once the boardwalk ends, the path through the forest is all natural so wear some hiking boots. We recommend an additional 1.5 hrs. to enjoy this section for a total of 3 hours.

*We take a zodiac vessel for the short crossing. Dogs are not permitted but we have a dog kennel available at our Tofino station.*

*There is a minimum fare to confirm the vessel*

The water taxi tour is not part of the Multi Tour discount offer.