When the forest fire season hits BC, the gigantic Martin Mars water bombers are on the job. They use Sproat Lake for their runway and to scoop up water to take to forest fire areas. Martin Mars water bombers can take in up to 27 tons of water off the lake surface and are the largest water bombers in the world.
Pets/domestic animals are allowed. Bring a leash.
It is possible to drive down to the boat launch to view the Martin Mars water bombers. That area is wheelchair accessible.
Martin Mars water bomber on Sproat Lake, BC
The two Martin Mars water bombers wait for the call on Sproat Lake, BC
For more information visit the BC Parks website.
Distance to Tofino
At Sproat Lake Provincial Park you are 111 kilometers from Tofino