Join expert guides from Raincoast Education Society as they draw on both scientific and cultural perspectives to provide you with a unique understanding of the globally significant ecosystems of the region.
Coastal temperate rainforests are one of the world’s rarest ecosystems, comprising less than 0.1% of the earth’s surface. British Columbia is home to more than 25% of the earth's remaining old-growth temperate rainforests, with Clayoquot Sound containing the largest tracts of ancient rainforest on Vancouver Island.
Guided rainforest walks will provide you with a unique understanding of this globally significant ecosystem, from the impressive diversity of flora and fauna to the interconnections with the marine environment to the rich environmental and cultural history that defines the landscape to this day.
The ancient rainforests of Clayoquot Sound provide a rare glimpse into the evolutionary potential of this magnificent coastal landscape. Guides draw on both scientific and cultural perspectives to provide you with a strong understanding of what makes these rainforests so significant.
If tides permit, the walk will also touch on the intertidal ecosystem. Tide pools exist in the rocky intertidal zone (intertidal: the area between the highest high tide and the lowest low tide).
The walks are open to all-ages and are by donation.
Raincoast Walks are held rain or shine through July and August.