The stunning West Coast Trail on British Columbia's Vancouver Island is an experience not to be taken lightly.  Weather, tough trail conditions and tides can conspire to make this a tough trek. Yet the rewards are enormous: stunning scenery, incredible wildlife and a sense of being out in the middle of nowhere make this one of Canada's premier treks.
The stunning West Coast Trail on British Columbia's Vancouver Island is an experience not to be taken lightly.  Weather, tough trail conditions and tides can conspire to make this a tough trek. Yet the rewards are enormous: stunning scenery, incredible wildlife and a sense of being out in the middle of nowhere make this one of Canada's premier treks.
Canada, AB, BC

British Columbia - Hike the West Coast Trail

Small Group Holiday

9

CA$

days from

1999

The stunning West Coast Trail on British Columbia's Vancouver Island is an experience not to be taken lightly.  Weather, tough trail conditions and tides can conspire to make this a tough trek. Yet the rewards are enormous: stunning scenery, incredible wildlife and a sense of being out in the middle of nowhere make this one of Canada's premier treks.

Activity / Theme

Country

Hiking

Canada, AB, BC

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Basic

Moderate / Challenging

Transportation

On foot, carrying full gear. Vehicle transfers to / from trail head

Accommodation

Wilderness camping

Months of Operation

May, June, July, August, September

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

This is one of the best treks I have done anywhere.  Read David Foster's Blisters and Bliss: A Trekker's Guide to the West Coast Trail before embarking on this epic trek

Itinerary

DAY 1 Start Horseshoe Bay, ferry to Nanaimo, camp Port Renfrew
DAY 2 Walk Gordon River to Thrasher Cove (7hrs, 6kms)
DAY 3 Hike Thrasher Cove to Camper Bay (7hrs, 8kms)
DAY 4 Trek Camper Bat to Walbran Creek (9hrs, 9.5kms)
DAY 5 Hike Walbran Creeks to The Cribs (5hrs, 10.5kms)
DAY 6 Walk The Cribs to Stanley Beach (4hrs, 9kms)
DAY 7 Hike Stanley Beach to Tsusiat Falls (6-7hrs, 8.7kms)
DAY 8 Trek Tsusiat Falls to Michigan Creek (8hrs, 13kms)
DAY 9 Walk Michigan Creek to Pachena Bay (4hrs, 12kms). Transfer to Vancouver

Inclusions

Certified guides with Wilderness First Aid
8 nights camping
8 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 7 dinners
Food drop to reduce pack weight
National Park fees and permits
High quality tent
Group camping equipment including all cooking gear, tarps
Meal preparation
Emergency communications & group first aid kit
Return ferry tickets from Vancouver - Nanaimo
Transportation as listed in itinerary

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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