West Coast Trail
The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most sought after hiking trails and is constantly at the top of hikers “To Do” list.
Bringing global travelers who push their limits(it’s 75kms) and explore The Pacific Rim National Park one step at a time. The West Coast trail follows an ancient first nations trading route that connected numerous Nuu-chah-nulth villages. The trail passes through the traditional territory of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht who all share stewardship of The West Coast Trail. Following the loss of 133 lives in 1906, aboard the Valencia, the government moved to enhance an existing First Nations trail from Port Renfrew to Bamfield to provide communication and support when shipwrecks did occur. This safety trail also followed the Cape Beale telegraph line that was erected between 1889-1890.
All hikers must first register with Parks Canada before embarking on this 5-8 day hike that is considered one of North America’s hardest.