I’m definitely not on the same calibre with those girls on Instagram who live their life travelling throughout every continent, but hey, I’ve still seen places. I mean, I’ve been to London - no, not Ontario, but London, England. That’s a big deal and not a basic, millennial common thing to do at all.
Point is, I’ve done things, okay? But the one thing that remains on my very long and detailed bucket list is the adventure of visiting a rainforest. While British Columbia is home to the coastal Great Bear Rainforest, there’s also one that is just outside of it - across the border to the land of country music and cheap fast food joints. Located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington, the Hoh Rainforest is something that we all need to scratch off our bucket list this year.
About a four-hour journey from Victoria (with ferries and border-crossing and all) the Hoh Rainforest is one of the largest temperate rainforests in America. It’s lush and green scenery is enhanced during the winter season, when the rain falls more frequently and contributes to 140 to 170 inches of precipitation each year. Nestled on the west side of Olympic National Park, the rainforest is something worth trekking across the country for.
Also included near the site is the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Centre and more information regarding camping, hikes, and history of the popular tourist attraction.