Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island Guide Book

by Tim Leadem (Greystone Books)
Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island  by Tim Leadem

178pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1553650247

Western Vancouver Island's geographical variety attracts more than 8,000 hikers per year, from less experienced hikers to the expert hikers capable of traversing such majestic, challenging areas as the stretch known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island covers every major coastal hike in six major areas, from the remote beaches of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail to the rugged surf-swept shore of Cape Scott. From planning the trip, to getting to and from the trailheads, to choosing the most scenic campsites, this is the one indispensable guide.

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Trails from the "Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 6 of 6.
... Preview: The northwest part of Vancouver Island is a magical spot. It is incredibly wild and can receive some of the most severe weather the coast of Vancouver Island ever experiences. It is also one of the we ... From the guidebook "Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island"
Holberg, BC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is well worth visiting. Although strictly speaking the trails in this park are not coastal trails, they do afford access to some of the most beautiful old-growth fores ... From the guidebook "Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island"
Lake Cowichan, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: The trail hugs the coast and allows for spectacular views towards Barkley Sound. If you are lucky, you might see whales feeding just offshore. This section around the peninsula is mostly gravel, with ... From the guidebook "Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island"
Tofino, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 43.4
... Preview: Like the West Coast Trail, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail had its origins in the 1889 telegraph line constructed between Victoria and Bamfield. The line was constructed to link the British Empire throu ... From the guidebook "Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island"
Port Renfrew, BC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 29
... Preview: The west side of Nootka Island is steeped in history. For centuries the Nuu-chah-nulth people lived o¤ the riches and resources of this coast. When the Europeans, Spanish and very soon after that the ... From the guidebook "Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island"
Gold River, BC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: The West Coast Trail is relatively easy to hike in its northernmost section, from Pachena Bay to Walbran Creek. To the south, from Walbran Creek to Port Renfrew, the hike is relatively safe but not ne ... From the guidebook "Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island"
Bamfield, BC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 47
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