Cougar Annie’s Garden Tour


Our destination is the rugged and remote western edge of Vancouver Island to the site where legendary tales about Ada Annie Rae-Arthur and her pioneer homestead and nursery garden in Clayoquot Sound all took place.
Cougar Annie raised eight children, outlasted four husbands and reportedly shot more than 80 cougars during her seventy years living in the wilds of Clayoquot Sound. Her pioneer homestead, orchards and flower garden have become a renowned heritage site in the misty rainforests of Vancouver Island.
Both magical & unforgettable! Cougar Annie’s garden is a place of unusual and compelling beauty.


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Depart from Parksville at 7:00 am and travel to Tofino with 2 eco tour guides providing history & culture commentary. (one or two washroom stops along the way) In Tofino we will board an enclosed 12 passenger tour boat and travel for 1.5 hours through the inlets of Clayoquot Sound to Stewardson Inlet seeing eagles, seabirds, sea lions, seals and possibly orcas, gray & humpback whales and maybe even sea otters along the way. From the dock we take a crew bus for 16 kms to Boat Basin and Cougar Annie’s Garden. A naturalist guide will lead a 1.5 interpretive tour on boardwalks through the gardens and Temperate Rainforest Field Study Centre. We will have a picnic lunch and there will be time to explore along boardwalk forest trails before returning to Tofino by 5:00 pm. Dinner stop in Tofino and return to Parksville approx 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $250.00 per person, Cdn plus HST.

Includes: All land and water transportation, drinking water, lunch, refreshments throughout the day, and naturalist guided garden tour and 2 eco tour guides.
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