West Coast Trail

West Coast Trail, on W coast of VANCOUVER I, follows the 72 km route of the historic lifesaving trail between the communities of Bamfield and Port Renfrew, BC.


West Coast Trail, on W coast of VANCOUVER I, follows the 72 km route of the historic lifesaving trail between the communities of Bamfield and Port Renfrew, BC. This trail was constructed by the federal government in the early 1900s so that rescuers could assist shipwrecked sailors on this section of coast, known as the "graveyard of the Pacific." The trail is a challenge for the experienced hiker and can be completed in 6-10 days. Although some sections are wide and easy, following scenic, sandy beaches, the south portion remains strenuous, with fast-moving streams, vertical ladders and steep gullies.