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West Coast Trail Itineraries: Ideas and Advice for 5, 6, 7 + 8 Days

Hiking the West Coast Trail is a once in a lifetime experience for many. With this in mind as well as the remote location and logistics required to get there, most WCT hikers arrive with a plan. This post features 12+ West Cost Trail itineraries, designed to inspire and inform your own trip planning.

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The Best Vancouver to Calgary Road Trip Routes: Highway 1 & Alternatives

A Vancouver to Calgary road trip offers a highlights reel of BC and Alberta. This post features our top five Vancouver to Calgary road trips, including the classic Highway 1 route as well as three beyond the beaten path alternatives and our ultimate round trip itinerary.

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West Coast Trail Transportation: Logistics, Schedules, Parking + More

Famed for rugged, untouched coastal scenery, the West Coast Trail is a legendary 5-8 day backpacking experience. But this wilderness setting does mean that the West Coast Trail (WCT) is somewhat tricky to access. This post will explain everything you need to know about West Coast Trail transportation to plan your ideal hike!

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The West Coast Trail: Complete Hiking Guide

The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most iconic hiking trails. The demanding 75km journey along Vancouver Island’s rugged coastline traverses windswept sandy beaches, gnarled old growth forest, slippery boulder fields, surge channels and tidal pools. This comprehensive guide will help you prepare to hike the legendary West Coast Trail.

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Where to Camp on the West Coast Trail: Complete Campground Guide

The West Coast Trail is one of Canada’s most iconic hiking trails. Most hikers spend 6-8 days traversing the challenging 75km long trail, camping at their choice of 13 designated campgrounds. In this post, I’ll share the lowdown on each and every West Coast Trail campground, as well as other accommodation options.

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The HBC Heritage Trail (1849): Complete Hiking Guide

Crossing the Cascade Mountains by foot has been made possible with the restored 74km Hudson’s Bay Company Heritage Trail (1849) from Hope to Tulameen, British Columbia. The reinstatement of this historical trail enables hikers to step into the footsteps of First Nation and European traders.

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Where to Eat and Drink in Vernon: Tasting Trail Guide

The best accompaniment to outdoor adventure? Great food and drink! The city of Vernon delivers on both fronts, a reason why it’s one of our favourite weekend destinations in BC, Canada. Learn about Vernon’s Tasting Trail and the best places to go for picnic supplies, post-hike drinks and celebratory meals!

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16 Fun Things to Do in Parksville, British Columbia

It’s no secret that Parksville has some of the best beaches on Vancouver Island. But Parksville has a lot more to offer than the beautiful coastline that it is rightfully famous for. Parksville may be relatively small in size but there is a plethora of things to do in and around the town.

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The Heather Trail, Manning Park: Complete Hiking Guide

The Heather Trail is one of British Columbia’s premier backpacking paths, offering huge rewards for relatively little effort. Featuring sweeping mountain views, vibrant wildflower meadows, great camping facilities and minimal elevation gain, it’s the ideal destination for a first time backpacking trip.

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