Beautiful Bay

Sointula, British Columbia

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The 5-kilometer Beautiful Bay Trail follows the northern shores of Malcolm Island through old-growth forests, over boardwalks and bridges, to several stunning beach access points. Frequented by river otters and orcas, the waters surrounding the trail provide an ever-changing vista topped off by the distant snowcapped mountains of the British Columbia mainland. Volunteers and youth employed under the now defunct B.C. E-Team program built much of this trail. While a recent storm toppled innumerable trees onto this once immaculate pathway, locals are making efforts to have the hike fully reopened by 2003. To reach Malcolm Island, take a ferry from Port McNeill, located on northeastern Vancouver Island, to the town of Sointula.
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by Shannon & Lissa Cowan (Falcon Guides)

The 5-kilometer Beautiful Bay Trail follows the northern shores of Malcolm Island through old-growth forests, over boardwalks and bridges, to several stunning beach access points. Frequented by river otters and orcas, the waters surrounding the trail provide an ever-changing vista topped off by the distant snowcapped mountains of the British Columbia mainland.

Volunteers and youth employed under the now defunct B.C. E-Team program built much of this trail. While a recent storm toppled innumerable trees onto this once immaculate pathway, locals are making efforts to have the hike fully reopened by 2003. To reach Malcolm Island, take a ferry from Port McNeill, located on northeastern Vancouver Island, to the town of Sointula.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sointula
Distance: 3.1
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours or more
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Beautiful Bay

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May 2018