The Shore Pine Bog Trail is not to be missed if you are in the area of Long Beach, Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. There are many attractions in this area and this one often is not seen because it is small and not obvious. Its just off the main road along the Pacific Rim Park:
The trail is really easy even for those on a wheelchair as it is a 800 metre boardwalk loop. The boardwalk sits on a layer of one of the most prominent types of vegetation that thrives in this bog—Sphagnum moss, which covers most of the surface and can be one to two meters thick - and up to 400 years old. The sole type of tree that is able to survive the lack of nutrients and minerals within this unique mini ecosystem is the Shore Pine. Thus the amazing shaped trees you will see. Some very old.
To access the Bog Trail, start from the parking lot and walk onto the boardwalk and into the bog area. Here, you may find it helpful to pick up an interpretive brochure that offers more information about the bog, and acts as a guide along the trail. At the junction, veer right and continue your walk. Then, loop around in the direction of the junction and turn right for a short walk back to the car.
Some people feel like they are walking in Africa here—its totally different from the other spaces in the Long Beach area.
A few more photos for you (click to enlarge):