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Hiking Vancouver Island
Are you into backpacking into the back-country? Vancouver Island offers some of the best backpacking/hiking trails in the country. Click on the following link to explore the various opportunities.
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Some of the best wilderness hiking on Vancouver Island is to be found in Strathcona Provincial Park (Central Island), especially for those who like to hike in the middle of rugged and heavily glaciated mountains. The park was created in 1911 for those who seek adventure in remote wilderness surroundings. It may be easier to reach the Park's trailheads today, but the hiking routes still remain as challenging as ever. To really experience the beauty of this enormous park, come prepared to explore the backcountry.
At the northern tip of the island, Cape Scott Provincial Park is one of the wildest, windiest, most woebegone locales in the province for human habitation, Journeying to either Brooks Peninsula or Cape Scott is only for those whose mettle has been tested by repeated exposure to the bellows and blast-furnace of nature in the raw.
The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is designed as a 3 to 4 day wilderness hiking trail, a 52 kilometre stretch along the western shoreline of Southern Vancouver Island from China Beach, just west of the community of Jordan River, to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew. The trail is located in the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park offering scenic beauty, spectacular hiking, wildlife viewing and roaring surf along the Pacific coastline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
The mother of all hikes on the island is the very well-known West Coast Trail (Pacific Rim), which runs for 48 miles (77 km) along the west coast of Vancouver Island, and lies within the southern boundaries of the Pacific Rim National Park. This 7 to 10-day adventure trek draws hikers from all over the world.