During our three days in Laura Cove, we swam next to the boat every day in the clear, warm water, hiked a little, took dinghy rides around Prideaux Haven to explore and visit with other boaters we knew who were also staying in one of the coves for the Canadian holiday weekend. We liked our spot. There were three other boats rafted off the narrower tip of the rock and a few more on the other side but there wasn't any room for another boat to stern anchor in our vicinity.
HIKE THE WEST COAST TRAIL, CANADA. The 75km trail, along the southern edge of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, passes through virgin spruce, cedar and hemlock forests, across cliff tops and along stretches of deserted beaches. Most people take five to seven days to hike it, and it's one of the most demanding walks you'll ever endure.