Vancouver Island is recovering after being hit by one of the most powerful wind storms seen in the past decade.
On west Vancouver Island, waves up to 9.5 metres were recorded off the coast. Due to the storm, the districts of Tofino and Ucluelet closed access to shorelines and trails.
Beaches and trails on the mid-island are now open or partially open in the districts of Tofino and Ucluelet as of Monday January 22nd.
The District of Tofino has let beach visitors know public works staff are still cleaning debris off the beach.
UPDATE: #Tofino Beaches Are Open! Public Works staff will be working to clear the accesses today. Stop and say hi if you…
Waves pounded into the surf and destroyed sections of the Wild Pacific Trail on Thursday. The Wild Pacific Trail Society has since posted a video outlining the damage to the trail, along with calling for donations to help with rebuilding.
WATCH: The Wild Pacific Trail posted this video on Facebook showing the damage from the wind storm.
Donations for the Wild Pacific Trail Society can be found here.