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Expert Review of West Coast Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of West Coast Trail

Away Travel Expert: Sue Lebrecht
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Camping,Nature,Outdoor Skills,Sustainable Travel,Trekking and Backpacking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • You can start at either end, but most trekkers prefer to do the easier northern section first, starting at Bamfield. Because it's a one-way trip, you'll have to coordinate your to-and-from transportation. One option is the West Coast Trail Express (www.trailbus.com), providing shuttle service from Victoria and Nanaimo to the trailheads and between the trailheads of the West Coast Trail.
  • One alternative to trekking the whole route is an out-and-back four-day trek of the easier northern section between Pachena and Tsusiat Falls, or a little farther to Nitinat Narrows.
The world-renowned 75-kilometer (47-mile) lifesaving route built in 1907 for shipwrecked mariners stretches along the coast between Bamfield and Port Renfrew. Its reputation as one of the most grueling treks in North America is an attraction in

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Along the coast between Bamfield and Port Renfrew
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 250-726-3500
Fax: 250-726-3520
Email: pacrim.info@pc.gc.ca
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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