“My back is stooped from scholarship,

My eyes are dimmed by history’s words.

Surrounded though I may be by learning,

I still cannot compare with nature’s perfection.”

Learning is a passion shared by many of us. There is a great allure to education and a fascination with the accomplishments of civilization. We go to libraries and museums. We go to exhibits showing the diggings from royal tombs. We are enchanted with new inventions. And yet, if we look out our windows and see a tree in its perfection, or gaze into a tide pool, or see the flash of a blue jay, we can only see another order of beauty and intelligence in this life.

The works of humanity cannot compare to the works of nature. The works of civilization lack the balance and refinement of nature. Too many times, our accomplishments are tainted by impure motives: profit, hardship, desire for fame, simple greed. We achieve, but we cannot foresee the results because we are unable to place our actions into a greater context.

Think about what you do. How much of it can compare to the perfection of nature?

-Tao, “Daily Meditations”

Our favourite hike in Tofino BC: Wildside Trail, Flores Island

Visiting Tofino this summer? Looking to escape the crowded beaches in town? This west coast gem is one of our most underrated destinations, and is truly the most breathtaking hike in the area. Learn why this is our favourite coastal walk and what makes this region so special.

  • This trail is home to 8 of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Clayoquot Sound.
  • We get to hike amongst giant ancient spruce rain forests in this protected section of Flores Island.
  • This tour combines land and sea to give you the best opportunity to possibly encounter wildlife including, whales, bears, wolves, eagles and sea otters.
  • Clayoquot Sound is an adventurer’s playground, a traveler’s paradise and a wonderland for eager hikers. Towering peaks, endless beaches, countless islands, stunning vistas, pristine forests and rivers, unique wildlife, combine to make our Flores Island hiking tours truly unforgettable!

Top 5 easy hikes in Tofino & Ucluelet BC

Thinking about making the journey to the west coast of Vancouver Island?

Tofino is more than just a sleepy surf town, its has become a world renown eco tourism mecca for adventurers seeking to disconnect and explore nature. Situated on the edge of the North Pacific Ocean, the west coast of Vancouver Island is home to countless sandy beaches and islands, home to surfers, artists, environmentalists, bears, wolves, cougars, whales and many others. This wilderness that has attracted travellers from all over the world is our home and we are proud to share our diverse backyard with you. Bringing together the best of what Tofino and Vancouver Island has to offer; here is our favourite top 5 hikes in the Tofino area:

Top 5 easy hikes:

  • Tonquin Trail, Tofino
  • Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet
  • Schooner Cove Trail, Pacific Rim
  • Nuu-chan-nulth Trail, Pacific Rim
  • Halfmoon Bay Trail, Pacific Rim