Growing up on on the West Coast of Canada, I was lucky enough to visit so many amazing place. For the ultimate West Coast camping experience one stands out over all the rest. It was my second trip to Pacific Rim National Park. The first trip was to the West Coast trail, an amazing trip in itself. The second was to the Broken Islands.
Traveling by Kayaks we reached two of the most amazing campsites I have ever seen.
Camp 1, Willis Island.
The camp on Willis Island is on a small bay. Like the rest of the island the ocean here is alive, with more of everything than I have ever seen any where. At low tide we got to watch Bald Eagles and Otters picking food out of the tidal pools. Occasionally a deer would wander by forging on the beach.
The camp was free of wind and the water calm, however just around the corner was often windy.
The beach had many tidal pools to explore, and tucked into the dense rain forest we were camped in where huge trees, always an impressive sight.
Camp 2, Clarke Island
I have yet to camp here, but while touring in the kayaks stopped here to check it out. The camp site is on a point, that when were where there was windy, on side a little sheltered offers frequent whale sightings, the other side is open ocean. Sandy beaches with shells, and the stone fireplace remains of an old cabin where both fun to check out.
We stopped on our way to a Native Site, and learned about Caves and Sea Arches in the area, both of which we also checked out that day.
Pacific Rim National Park in my mind stands out among the best of Western Canadian Parks, with so much to see and experience I am sure I have only begun to experience this amazing place, and is why it is my favorite campsite.
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