Experience the most spectacular wilderness Canada has to offer by hiking the west coast trail on Vancouver Island, BC. Prepare for an unforgettable experience, alternating from thunderous surf and serene quiet of old growth forest.
Climb precarious ladders, cross the famous Logan River suspension bridge, wade mud bogs, walk the boardwalk through local native reserve, ride cable cars, scramble slippery ocean boulders, skip along drift logs, race changing tide, cross sandstone shelf, skirt dangerous surge channels, or poke along the tide pools.
Make sure you have plenty of space on your memory card as you’ll be blown away by the scenic splendour. Starting on the beaches, bays, coves, crossing creeks & cliffs to skirting along storm-chiselled caves, waterfalls and sandstone formations.
Along the west coast trail you might see bears and cougars, but from the moonscape geology will emerge some of the largest most beautiful wildlife Canada has to offer in humpback whales, gray whales, seals and sea lions. There are plenty of shore birds and small woodland creatures to provide campsite entertainment.
More than flora, and fauna await you on the west coast trail. Hikers come from all over the world every year to hike the West Coast Trail. Dutch, German, Japanese, English, and many more nationalities descend to the area. Most are friendly, but many are sociable.
Even if you walk the trail by yourself you are not alone. The local aboriginal tribes act as guides and rangers, an can often be seen walking the trail.
It is wonderful to access coastal wilderness so quickly & easily from a major city, Victoria, BC. is just minutes from the southern end of the west coast trail.