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Welcome to Canada’s west coast. A mysterious combination of nature, time, and place.

In the face of global economic, ecological, and spiritual challenges, there remains a place of raw, wild beauty that is a source of learning and exploration, inspiration, and hope for the future. A place so unique it was designated in 2000 as the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The west coast of Vancouver Island, BC, from Hesquiaht in the north to Ucluelet in the south, is the ultimate learning centre.

You can’t google this.

Culture, history, mystery, and legend. Science, art, ecology, and research. Surrounded by ancient rhythms and a deep connection with nature. One of the most inspiring, surprising, and iconic places on the planet, a place where history and the future collide.

See Clayoquot Sound, home to 45 endangered animal species and one of the densest areas of wildlife on the continent. Visit Meares Island to see the largest Western Red Cedars on the planet and a 2,000-year-old cedar. Learn about what happens when an ancient red cedar falls, and how Nuu-chah-nulth master carvers ask the tree for permission before giving it new life as dugout canoes. Surfing is a way of life here, with over 35 km of surfable beach breaks. Explore the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, encompassing 511 km² of land and ocean. Watch bald eagles in their natural habitat, in tall trees with nests that are often more than 2 metres or six feet across. And so much more.

For a life-changing experience, come see for yourself.

Tofino Footprints Video Series: "Sharing Wisdom"

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