Maquinna Marine

About the Park

Maquinna Park is world renowned for its natural hot spring pools. A 2-km boardwalk trail leads from the dock to the hot springs. These pools are approximately 50 degrees Celsius. Pregnant women, people with heart conditions and small children should limit their exposure to the hot water. During winter high tides, use of the pools should be avoided because of wave action and presence of large woody debris.


The sensitive ecosystem should be respected and use of glass containers, soap, candles, campfires or other destructive items is forbidden. It is dangerous and illegal to consume alcohol in the hotsprings.



There is a nice grassy area near the dock on which to rest or picnic, as well as a covered shelter with picnic tables.



There are no campsites at this park. There is a private campground, operated by the Hesquiat First Nation located north of the dock



There is a $3.00 per person day use fee. Overnight dock moorage fees are $2.00 per metre.



Campfires are not permitted in this park.



Maquinna Marine Provincial Park is located in the northwestern part of Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The park is found between the Hesquiat Peninsula and Flores Island and is accessible by boat or float plane from Tofino, Ucluelet, Hot Springs Cove, Tahsis and Gold River.



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