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Hot Springs Cove Professional Review and Guide
"Few trips along B.C. waters combine as many pleasures as the trip from Tofino to Hot Springs Cove. Not only is the scenery beautiful and the wildlife abundant, but at the end of it all you can soak away your troubles in one of the most picturesque hot springs on the coast. Home to ancient rain forests and white sand beaches, Clayoquot Sound is a gem on the rugged West Coast. Once known only for its stunning scenery, hot springs and whales, the area was flung into the international spotlight during the infamous summer of 1993. Over 12,000 people attended the Clayoquot Sound Peace Camp that summer to protest the provincial government’s decision to open up 62 percent of the sound to clear-cut logging. It was the largest civil disobedience action in Canadian history and led to the arrest of 932 people. Although the future of the area is still uncertain, the summer of 1993 highlighted a very clear and important message supported by people around the world: The temperate rain forests of Clayoquot Sound must be protected from industrial logging."
--Peter McGee, Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast (Greystone Books).
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