I look forward to my annual vacation every year. But sometimes choosing a vacation spot can be a bit difficult. There are so many options that can be overwhelming.
Do I take the children to the theme parks again or are they getting old for that? Should we head to Europe and see the sights? It has been a tiring year and I need to recharge on the beach for a couple of weeks? And what about the national parks?
Yes, the options are endless.
But if you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary, and something that is more adventure than vacation, then I have the perfect place for you … Raft Cove.
Raft Cove is located on the island of Vancouver in Canada, near the Pacific Ocean. Specifically, it is located in the northwestern part of Vancouver Island.
I guess you would call this a National Park, but it's not a national park like any other you've been to. On the one hand, it is known for its emptiness. I'm talking about people, the park is full of nature, only not many people.
This gives a true "desert" feeling.
There is not much in the way of traditional vacations to do there, but if you like nature (hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, etc.), this could be your idea of paradise.
The name of the park itself is "Cape Scott Park" and Raft Cove is located inside the park.
You have to be careful here because the region is home to black bears, as well as wolves and pumas. This is not a big problem during the day, but if you plan to camp overnight, you should be careful.
And definitely remember to dress for shelter! And don't forget your rain clothes. This is a region right in the middle of the Pacific climate system. You can expect some heavy rain at almost any time.
I am not sure it is a vacation for children. You can probably do it, but I want to emphasize the true wild nature of the area. This is not the camping area of an ordinary park ranger … it's more like walking for a while until you get tired of walking, then you sit and camp wherever you land.
Some people use their vacation time to rest and relax, and some people use it to have exotic adventures. If you are looking for an adventure in nature, then Raft Cove Canada could be exactly what you are looking for!