The Ahousaht First Nations village of Maaqtusiis on the breathtakingly beautiful Flores Island is the gateway to the Wild Side trail. The trail winds its way through ancient Sitka forests and visits two of the most spectacular pristine beaches in Clayoquot Sound: Whitesand Cove and Cow Bay.

The trail ventures through old growth forest and along 8 of the most beautiful beaches in Clayoquot Sound.

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Please note, to keep the trail in good condition there is a $25 fee for ANY use of the trail.
WildSide trail information...
Location: Flores Island, community of Ahousaht, 30 minute water taxi or 8 minute float plane ride from Tofino.
Time Required: 2 days recommended for ultimate trail experience. Roundtrip day-hike is approximately 8.5 hours. 
Length: 11km one way, 22km roundtrip hike. Water taxi pickups available for charter. 
Difficulty: Moderate. No elevation, boardwalk from 1st to 5th beach. Lots of beach walking, and occasional muddy spots. 

Tip #1 Pick up Stanley Sam Sr’s book Ahousaht Wild Side Heritage Trail Guidebook for listings of historical Ahousaht sites along the trail. AHOUSAHT WILD SIDE HERITAGE TRAIL GUIDEBOOK - Stanley Sam Sr. $20
Also take home a true treasure of history with the Tsasiits Himwica Disciplines Linguistics - For a New Beginning of Life also by Stanley Sam Sr., which tells the stories our elders were taught when learning our traditional language. TSASIITS HIMWICA DISCIPLINES - Stanley Sam Sr. $8.00

Tip #2 For more information on the First Nation of Ahousaht please visit their website at 

Tip #3 To learn some Ahousaht language phrases and words please visit the Nuu-chah-nulth language pages on the First Voices website at or the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council language pages at 

Tip #4 Visit for a challenging and rewarding mountain hike option in our territories!
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Please note, to keep the trail in good condition there is a $25 fee for any use of the trail.
Yearly memberships available, contact the WildSide office.

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