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Once you've got the surfing and wildlife spotting boat trips covered off and all the tacos you can handle, I would recommend taking a hike to the WW2 Bomber Plane crash site, immersed in the rainforest. Don't wear your best trainers, or if you do, prepare for heartbreak!

Jungle floor

These photographs may be deceiving but I can assure you that the ground is a sinking pit of mud, to be avoided at all costs.

Forest floor

It gets hot and humid in the jungle, especially when swinging from branch to branch to avoid getting stuck in the mud!


You have to go through this abandoned den to get to the crash site, which adds a bit of grit to the all round wholesomeness of Tofino. 


The Fallen Bomber Plane is nestled in the wilderness of Pacific Rim National Park....but we're not there yet.


After probably about 50 minutes scrambling around in the undergrowth, the shell of the Plane all of sudden revealed itself, perched on a mound. I read afterwards about the specifics of the plane crash, all those years ago in 1941. Following on from the Pearl Harbour tragedy, an air base was established on Vancouver Island.

Bomber planeEnchanted Forest

The aircraft carried 12 crew members and crashed shortly after take off. It is remarkably preserved after all of this time, if adorned with a little graffiti.

Crash siteLeaves

Thanks to some nifty handiwork by the pilot, you'll be glad to hear that all 12 crew members survived despite the sight of the twisted metal nose of the craft.

Bomber plane crash

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