This winding boardwalk leads you through the lush and green rainforest to Hot Springs Cove on the Openit Peninsula in Maquinna Marine Provincial Park. This is part of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. As you can see this boardwalk trail is a fairly easy one to navigate with a few steps and a few twists and turns, but the most important thing to remember is that due to the humidity in the rainforest, the boards will often be damp so exercise caution when walking on them. The steps are also marked with yellow tabs so that you can clearly see a step is approaching, and although this path is not wheelchair accessible, it is not a difficult walk to take and takes about half an hour to complete.
Many people have walked down this rainforest trail to get to Hot Springs Cove, which is a popular attraction in Maquinna Marine Provincial Park. You can sit in the natural hot springs and some say that they have health benefits as well. The natural pool maintains a temperature of about 50 degrees Celsius. You can also camp in this area and enjoy some water activities such as sea kayaking off the coast of Vancouver Island.
It's very important when visiting this area in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve however to stay to the boardwalk trails that have been laid out and carved through the forest for you. In order to preserve the rainforest ecosystem it's important not to disturb it with too much human activity, and that's why this trail has been built for you to follow and observe.
Boardwalk leading through the lush rainforest to Hot Springs Cove, Openit Peninsula, Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, Clayoquot Sound, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 5/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 16mm.
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