The West Coast Trail Hike

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Check one of the top hikes world-wide off of your bucket list as we take a walk among old-growth giants, cross through history, sleep under the stars, ride cable cars, climb ladders and swim under waterfalls on this epic 7 day & 6 night backpacking adventure of a lifetime!

Located in the Pacific Rim National Park on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the West Coast Trail is known as one of the top five hikes in the world! An ancient trail with a rich history of First Nations trade and travel, the West Coast Trail became a life-saving rescue route for shipwrecks in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Today the trail is known as a challenging lifetime experience, hiking through the temperate rainforests and rugged coastlines of the Pacific Rim. Hike under a canopy of ancient Cedars, and along First Nations trade routes. Pass remnants of shipwrecks which earned the coastline its’ name “The Graveyard of the Pacific”, and soak in the majestic beauty of the wilderness of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Our guides are accredited by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and fully trained and certified 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.

Departing from and finishing in Victoria, BC, this package includes 7 days of guided hiking with 2 fully certified ACMG guides, transportation, one night hotel accommodation, 7 days of meals, snacks, beverages, all park camping fees, a tent to use free of charge, as well as a post-hike celebration meal at a favourite West Coast local pub.

You will be responsible for having your own Discover Parks Canada Annual Pass ($67.70) or Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Annual Pass ($34.30) which we can assist you with purchasing closer to the date of the trip.

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

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 West Coast Trail is an achievement of a lifetime!

Single supplement option available for an additional $149 + GST.  This includes a single hotel room on the first night of the trip as well as your own 1 person MSR Hubba Hubba tent for the trip (approx. 2.5 lbs).

We hike the West Coast Trail in both directions depending on the dates chosen.  Please see both itineraries attached in the downloadable PDF above, please note which trip you are signing up for as it affects your pickup times on Day 1.

2019 North-South Dates: June 15-22; June 29-July 6; Sept 3-10

2019 South-North Dates: June 2-9; July 30-Aug 6; Aug 10-17; Aug 22-29

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Photos

  • West Coast Trail - Group Start at Bamfield
  • West Coast Trail Campfire
  • West Coast Trail Boardwalk
  • West Coast Trail Cable Car
  • West Coast Trail Map
  • West Coast Trail - Stars

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