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Hot Springs Cove Oceanfront, Near Tofino, BC

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  • Sold on 2017-09-15
  • Property AddressHot Springs Cove Oceanfront, Near Tofino, BC, Canada
  • TypeOceanfront Acreage
  • StyleTwo properties-Purchase separately or combined
  • Lot Size Area1.76 acres

Hot Springs Cove Oceanfront, Near Tofino, BC, Canada


2 titles, combined 1.76 acres of oceanfront, freehold, non-strata property and currently no zoning. Situated within close proximity to world famous Hot Springs Cove on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Lot 9 - 0.80 of an acre, $56,000
Lot 10 - 0.96 of an acre, $64,000

Combined 1.76 acres

This may very well be the perfect spot for the development of an eco-tourism adventure lodge. Currently there are no zoning bylaws to impact the use of the property. Building permits apply but without zoning bylaws the use of the property is unrestricted. The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District will bring in zoning to these properties and it is currently under public consultation and time is of the essence for a new owner to either develop the property for an intended use or join the public discussion to try to ensure the property is designated for a use that you intend to use the property for in the future.

The property is vacant land in a natural state. Because there are two properties, they can be purchased separately or combined.

Location : 40 km northwest of Tofino British Columbia.
Access : The property is water or air access only from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove located on the Openit Peninsula. There are charter companies based in Tofino for both means of access. Private craft can also depart from Tofino. Please contact Listing Broker to make arrangements. There are 3 flights daily from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove.
Services : None
Recreation : A mecca for the outdoor enthusiast, the area is extremely rich for outdoor adventure. Site seeing, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, surfing, beach combing and at the end of the day relax in the nearby hot springs.
Area Data :

Hot Springs Cove
A short walk from the property is Hot Springs Cove, an awesome hot spring still enjoyable in its natural state, located in Maquinna Provincial Park at the northern end of Clayoquot Sound. The boiling spring water bubbles up from deep in the earth and cascades down a small cliff into a series of natural layered rock pools, cooled by the incoming Pacific Ocean surf, each pool slightly cooler than the one above it. At high tide the surf surges up into the two lower pools creating a unique blend of hot and cool water. This tidal action also flushes the pools twice daily, so they are always noticeably clean. The spring water is very hot (47°C, 117°F) and is clear with just a faint smell and taste of sulphur.

For the few that can stand the intense heat, a natural shower underneath the waterfalls is simply awesome! Let your tensions evaporate with the steam at any time of the year. Rejuvenate your soul in these wonderfully scenic surroundings. Soaking in the rocky pools with a mountain rising overhead is a magical experience.

This soothing, natural wonder is open year-round and is accessible only by air or by sea (one-hour water taxi ride from Tofino). The hot springs are reached by an easy hike on a 2 km attractive wooden boardwalk trail from the dock. A selection of transport packages is offered out of Tofino, combining aerial sightseeing, camping, whale watching and kayaking with the magical experience of a mineral steam bath surrounded by old-growth rain forest.

Hot Springs Cove is a refreshing stop for kayakers paddling through the Flores and Vargas Islands, and for those seeking a less strenuous visit accommodation can be sought at a nearby lodge operated by the Hesquiat First Nations.

Guests of the lodge are permitted access to the two-mile, well-marked, wilderness trail to Tsamata Beach, to spend time strolling through the uncut forest and exploring the undisturbed shoreline. There are huge ancient cedars, towering Douglas firs, and spruces, some draped with Spanish moss. The air is thick and humid, and everything is lush, damp, green and growing.

Hot Springs Cove is a very popular attraction on the west coast, so a visit during fall and winter will provide more privacy. The mineral water sustains numerous micro-organisms that could affect your eyes, ears and throat and protective footwear is recommended in the rock pools - rubber-soled aquashoes are best. Bathing suits are not always worn.

Wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping is allowed, but no facilities are provided. Camping is not permitted on the peninsula portion of the park where the hot springs are located. Wilderness camping is permitted in the remainder of the park. A private campground, operated by the Hesquiat First Nation is located just north of the government dock.

Tofino and Ucluelet are two gems secluded on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia. At Tofino's doorstep is the Clayoquot Sound region, a world UNESCO biosphere reserve. This area boasts one of British Columbia's most prized nature reserves, Pacific Rim National Park. Tofino offers the best way to experience BC's pristine wilderness first hand.

Over the winter months, storm watching is popular. You will find competitive rates on accommodation during these quieter months. We recommend you reserve accommodations well in advance of Tofino's busy summer months. Planning ahead will ensure you find the cabin, condo, vacation rental, or resort suitable to your needs. Tofino offers a variety of outdoor activities for visitors. Whale watching, hiking, surfing, hot springs excursions and beach combing are just a few popular activities at Tofino's doorstep.

Zoning :

Currently no zoning, Building Permits still apply.

CLICK HERE for Building Permit Application

Legal : Lot 9 District Lot 1984, Clayoquot District, Plan 6599 - PID 001-592-131
Lot 10 District Lot 1984, Clayoquot District, Plan 6599 - PID 001-592-122
Taxes : Lot 9 - $156.94 (2016)
Lot 10 - $165.68 (2016)
Boundaries : Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.
Map Reference : 49°22'22.08"N and 126°16'29.24"W


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