HIKING | The West Coast Trail – British Columbia, Canada

HIKING | The West Coast Trail – British Columbia, Canada

The West Coast Trail is a 75 km trail Between Bamfield and Port Renfrew on British Columbia’s, Vancouver Island, Canada. The trail can be hiked North or South, and takes approximately 5-7 days to complete. The trail follows a challenging mixture of ladders, bridges, bogs and rivers through the forest and on the beach.

The trail was originally built in 1907 to facilitate the rescue of shipwrecked survivors along the coast, known as the Graveyard of the Pacific. It is now part of the Pacific Rim National Park and is often rated by hiking guides as one of the world’s top hiking trails.

The West Coast Trail is open from May 1 until September 30. It is accessible to hikers outside this period, but Parks Canada does not guarantee the accessibility of services (such as search and rescue) in the offseason.

You can find more information about the trail on the Wikipedia page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Coast_Trail

If you are interested in reserving your spot for the upcoming season, registration generally opens around January, and you can reserve your spot here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/reserve.aspx

I recommend booking as early as possible, as spots fill up very fast. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Enjoy!

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21 Comments

  1. Parabellum on December 21, 2019 at 12:40 am

    my friend wants me to go to a trip to the Dominican on a resort, but all I can honestly think about doing is taking a train out to BC and going hiking, even if it’s on my own.

  2. Chris and Danya on December 21, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Thank you all for watching!

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  3. HeyitsmeChristine on December 21, 2019 at 12:49 am

    When did you hike the trail?

  4. Neon diamonds Aquaberry on December 21, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Great video but I can’t help but be concerned if you are un armed , do you carry some sort of lethal defense or non lethal defense ?

  5. Econ Artist on December 21, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Wonderful job with the video! You did a great job capturing the trail!
    I just completed the trail not to long ago and it is nice to watch a video like this to remember it better.

  6. John cooper on December 21, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Hi Chris John form the UK. Fantastic video. I am going to do the WCT but having trouble finding how to get to the start of the trail head I noticed you were on a bus is this the best way of getting there and getting back? thanks Jc.

  7. Dambar Khadka on December 21, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Hey, you had been a great job on the west coast, There are beautiful greenery and clean lakes. you guise are not ready for riding a bike which kept waiting for you on the trail…. hahaha
    Yes, In Nepal has also much different trekking trail including Mt. Everest Base Camp, if you would like to check it out, http://www.boundlessadventure.com

  8. chang kim on December 21, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Thank you for sharing this cool video, simple and well edited.
    It will be a good guide for our this June WCT trip.
    Thanks again.

    From Korea.

  9. Eric Handley on December 21, 2019 at 1:04 am

    I love Canada.

  10. Kevin Turinsky on December 21, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Well done. Inspirational for our upcoming trip. Thanks for posting. What did you shoot your video with?

  11. George Dutch on December 21, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Excellent video! I’ve got it booked for this year again. Can’t wait to get out on the trail with my camera gear. Thank you for posting this!

  12. barbaranne boyer on December 21, 2019 at 1:08 am

    great video..have to say l would hate those ladders..so l guess l cant go..lol thanks for the hike..

  13. Wandering Sole Images on December 21, 2019 at 1:12 am

    It looks so amazing! Nice video!

  14. BLAIR Random on December 21, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Great video, will be trying this out next summer!

  15. Paul Smart on December 21, 2019 at 1:22 am

    How big a pack did you take, looks like an osprey pack, was it a 65liter?

  16. AzPoorBoys on December 21, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing, I’m headed there in July.

  17. Eric Handley on December 21, 2019 at 1:27 am

    I was an commissioned officer in the United States Army. We did joint training with the Canadian military. I found them to be the most polite people ever. I visited my friends I met while in the military who were from Canada. Fort St John B.C. I was never treated so kindly. I love the people. I cant wait to visit Canada again in the near future. Love you guys in the north.

  18. Kamolruthai Kawichai on December 21, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Wonderful place.love Canada

  19. David Kittner on December 21, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Great video. Looks like you both had a super time. Beautiful scenery and well captured. Thank you Chris and Danya for sharing.

  20. Gary Tischer on December 21, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Really like you videos and the effort you put into them 🙂 What time of year did you do this walk? Looks great.

  21. Erick Illg on December 21, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Thanks for sharing your video this looks like an awesome trip.So what is the process to get permits doesn’t guarantee you a date or is it like a lottery

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