Located within the Ha-houlthee (traditional land) of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and designated Tribal park, the Tonquin Trail is a great place to observe wildlife in a remarkable archipelago of rocky islands, coves and reefs that support the world’s largest marine creatures. Incredibly, many of the largest are dependent on the smallest creatures for food. In the spring, look for grey whales migrating close to shore in the tens of thousands. The blows, breaching and tail lobbing of humpback whales can also be seen from spring through fall. Harbour seals and sea lions are common all year. Killer whales visit Clayoquot Sound all year-round and often travel through Templar Channel right in front of the Tonquin Trail.
These waters are used by a vast range of animals for feeding, breeding, resting, and migrating to areas north and south. Your help is vital in protecting these diverse and fragile waters.