Escape to Meares Island for a weekend getaway like none other. While it’s just a short water taxi from Tofino, it feels as though it’s worlds away. Big Tree Trail is nestled in an old-growth forest and will get you back to nature.
The hike takes you on a 3.5 KM journey and up 106 stairs for that cardio workout you’ve been putting off.
Take the 10-minute water taxi ride from Tofino through a maze of small islands in the area. The trail begins along a winding boardwalk that is completely surrounded by lush trees.
View this post on Instagram
Today Danny and I did a cool hike on the Big Tree Trail. Ancient unspoiled forests are a rare treat these days. Some of the trees are over 1400 years old, and the nursery trees are really cool. . . . . #bigtreetrail #bigtree #bigtrees #rainforest #canadianrainforest #canada #britishcolumbia #vancouverislandbc #vancouverisland #backpackerslife #backpacking #outdoors #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #ancientforest #nature
You will come across some of the largest trees in BC, including spruce, hemlock and western cedar trees that are over 1,500-years-old. Keep an eye out for the largest western red cedar tree, which they call the ‘Hanging Garden’.
After you’re done exploring the serene area, you just hop back on the taxi over to Tofino.
For more fun things to do and places to explore, check out our Travel & Outdoors section!
Big Tree Trail
Location: Meares Island