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“Still pretty on a foggy day”
Review of Radar Hill

Radar Hill
Ranked #24 of 52 things to do in Tofino
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Owner description: During WWII and The Cold War, Radar Hill was a part of the line of radar installations across the U.S. And Canada, watching for threats of long-range bombers. Radar Hill has a few rare lookout points over Pacific Rim's vast temperate rainforest. A gorgeous place to take in the view, the sweet breeze rolling in from the forest, all while cuddled up gazing over the horizon.
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Still pretty on a foggy day”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We didn't see anything that resembled "a view", with the weather socked in tight around us - but that only made it easy to focus on the small, nearby details - the mossy curbs of the wheelchair-friendly path, the way the trees shelter the path as it seems to disappear into the mist, the interesting rock formations crowning the hill where the lookout buildings once stood, and the wide variety of interesting plants and trees with their little sparkles of raindrops. It was deserted during our visit (midday, midweek between Christmas and New Years); also very romantic.

Visited December 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Sad Times for a Great Site”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Radar Hill used to be a great place to go and watch for whales in the far distance. Unfortunately all the views are now blocked by new growth trees and other vegetation so that there are only two reasonable views. I'm not in favour of indiscriminate logging - especially in a National Park - but how about some discrete pruning so the sight can be returned to it's former grandeur?

Visited November 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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“historic”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

A winding climbing road to parking lot. Then an easy uphill walk to the site. Tree growth is blocking the views. perhaps Parks Canada could see fit to cut a few. An interesting piece of history displayed on plaques.

Visited November 2013
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Missoula, Montana, United States
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7 reviews
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“Beautiful View!”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

The first day we drove and after a very short walk was rainy...but we knew the view of the sound would be incredible, so went back there the next day and were rewarded with beautiful vistas...mostly on the sound, but peeks to the Pacific as well....would. E a wonderful spot for a picnic!

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Can't see a thing”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Can't see a thing, the trees have grown up so high that what could have been a lovely view is just not there anymore. Wasted effort.

Visited September 2013
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