North Coast Trail

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A wild and challenging backpacking experience on the North-Western tip of Vancouver Island. Wildlife, sunsets and a remoteness steeped in history and culture is what you get with our guided North Coast Trail package.

Located at the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC, the North Coast Trail is one of the more remote hikes available in British Columbia, Canada. Often referred to as ‘The West Coast Trail of 20 years ago’ - the North Coast Trail is for those hikers who have some experience backpacking and want to do something completely different and away from all the crowds to enjoy nature at its best.  

Included in the unique hiking package is 2 days of accommodation in Port Hardy (at the start and end of the hike), as well as a day trip over to Alert Bay on the last day to tour the internationally renowned U'mista Cultural Centre to learn about the rich Kwakwa’ka’wakw First Nation culture. A bonus is a quick visit to the highest standing totem pole in the world located on the tiny island of Alert Bay.

The trail is located in the Cape Scott Provincial Park. Departing from, and finishing in Nanaimo, BC this package includes transportation, 2 nights of hotel accommodation, 5 days of guided hiking, Certified ACMG guides, all your meals on the trail, all your park fees, a tent to use free of charge, a post trip celebration meal at the pub, and one memory of a lifetime! 

Additional gear including backpacks, gaiters, hiking poles and anything else you may need are available for rent.

Our guides are ACMG accredited and fully trained in Wilderness First Aid. BCA Tours will assist you in preparations, ensuring you have adequate equipment and will take care of all the logistics involving transportation, fees, and park regulations.

Sign up as a group or as a single, and get ready for an amazing adventure! You’ll meet new and inspiring people, challenge your body and your mind, and witness true unspoiled wildlife and wilderness. Hiking the North Coast Trail is an achievement of a lifetime!

Single supplement option available for an additional $199 + GST.  This includes your own private room in Port Hardy on the first and last night of the trip.  As well as your own 1 person MSR Hubba tent to use for the hike (approx. 2.5 lbs.)

An option to add transportation to and from the Victoria is available for an additional cost of $200 + GST

Hiking Difficulty = Moderate - High

Fitness Requirement = Moderate

Wilderness Level = Moderate-High

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  • NCT Boat
  • Cape Scott Provincial Park - Old Settlers Road
  • Rocky Hiking on the North Coast Trail
  • Totem Pole on Alert Bay

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Inclusions
  • All Meals Included
  • Professional and Certified Guides
  • 2 Nights of Hotel Included
  • Provincial Park Fees
  • 5 Days of Guided Hiking
  • Tent Rental
  • Transportation to and from Nanaimo
  • U'mista Cultural Centre Visit