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Near Nitinat Narrows on the West Coast Trail, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
(Josh McCulloch/All Canada Photos)

Vancouver Island

Hiking

Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)

Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)

Some of the best hiking anywhere in the world is found on and around Vancouver Island.

The landscapes are varied and beautiful, with sandy beaches, temperate rainforest, caves, waterfalls and rugged mountains. The trails here range from easy one-hour strolls to grinding seven-day treks.

West Coast Trail and Coastline Hikes

British Columbia's most renowned trail is the West Coast Trail, situated in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve on the southwest coast. Considered by some to be the toughest trek in North America, the trail traverses 75km/47mi of wild and remote coastal areas, cedar, hemlock and spruce forests, cliffs, beaches, sandstone ledges and suspension bridges spanning rivers and streams. It's pure wilderness all the way, so hikers must be fit and well equipped for the backcountry.

Further south, the 47km/29mi Juan de Fuca Marine Trail in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park boasts scenery similar to the West Coast Trail, but with several vehicle accessible points en route, making it a favourite for novices and day hikers.

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Sports Rent - Victoria

1950 Government St
Victoria, British Columbia
V8T 4N8
Websitehttp://www.sportsrentbc.com
Toll-free
Phone250-385-7368

Victoria's complete sports rental centre, featuring quality equipment for all ages. Bicycles, surfboards & wetsuits, paddleboards, canoes, roof racks, camping gear, hiking gear, mountaineering gear, golf clubs & tennis racquets. All products are serviced before each rental. Seasonal used equipment sales, plus new skis, bicycles, backpacks,wetsuits & surfboards and more for sale at discounted prices. With 25 years in business, we can set you up with most items required to enjoy the fabulous adventure areas that coastal Vancouver Island has to offer. Contact one of our enthusiastic staff today for help starting your next adventure.

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Surfside Adventure Tours - Victoria

Websitehttp://www.surfsidetours.com
Toll-free
Phone250-891-7792

I am "Your Guide & Transportation to Outdoor Adventure". We offer sightseeing tours in & around Victoria, Vancouver Island & all of British Columbia. I specialize in transporting & guiding you to some of Vancouver Islands most exciting destinations, such as; Guided hikes in all regions, WildPlay Parks, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding & Diving, Horne Lake Caves, Surfing at Tofino or Ucuelet. Ski or Snowboard Mt Washington or Whistler. Horseback Riding, Wine Tours & so much more....... You will be travelling in a Luxury 7 passenger SUV equipped with an on board DVD player for the long trips. I offer flat rates for up to 7 passengers. This the one of the most affordable ways to see Victoria & Vancouver Island. So book today & start. We can also accommodate larger groups, please inquire.

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