Clayoquot Arm Provincial ParkDonald Lovegrove2019-12-28T16:46:10-08:00
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Clayoquot Arm Provincial Park, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, encompasses the lower Clayoquot River, Clayoquot Lake and the forested slopes northwest of the Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake.
The 3,491-hectare park protects rare old-growth forests of Sitka Spruce in the Clayoquot Lake and lower Clayoquot River areas. The Sitka Spruce is a tenacious conifer able to grow in salty, magnesium-rich soils where most other seedlings die.
A Nuu-chah-nulth heritage site is situated in Clayoquot Arm Park. Excellent salmon spawning conditions occur in Clayoquot River, and the unusual phenomenon of sockeye salmon spawning 20 metres below the water surface occurs in Clayoquot Arm.
Clayoquot Arm and the surrounding areas offer many recreational opportunities, including leisurely strolls or camping along the shores of the Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake. Fish for cutthroat trout or paddle along the scenic shoreline.
This park is a good place to view wildlife, including black bears. A number of commercial eco-tourism companies in Tofino and Ucluelet offer bear watching tours to Clayoquot Arm Provincial Park.
The nearby Kennedy River and Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake are popular canoeing and kayaking destinations. Due to the steep-sided mountains surrounding Kennedy Lake, the largest body of fresh water on Vancouver Island, winds whip up across the main part of the lake and Clayoquot Arm with little warning, requiring extreme caution by paddlers.
Clayoquot Arm Provincial Park is undeveloped and has no facilities.
Clayoquot Arm Provincial Park is located inland from the Pacific coast, between Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and is only accessible by boat from Kennedy Lake.
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