It’s no wonder experts call it forest bathing. Time spent retreating in British Columbia’s temperate rainforests will cleanse your mind and spirit, and relax you as you let the nourishment of soothing surroundings seep in. We call this the British Columbia Effect, and as soon as you immerse yourself in the wonders of our rainforests, you’ll understand what we mean.
On your next visit to the provincial capital of Victoria, consider stepping out of the city and onto one of the hundreds of trails that weave through the natural glories of Vancouver Island. Forest bathing in this area will enliven a new perspective that comes from the deep somatic experiencing of lush landscapes and the life they support within. Discover new vistas, get intimate with hundred-year-old Douglas firs, and be on the ready for wildlife sightings (the odd bear cub and mama bear, maybe?), as you mindfully make your way on a forest walk, taking in BC’s unique natural scenery. Here are our top forest bathing spots to consider on your next trip over to Vancouver Island.