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.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Deeg, Bart F.. "West Coast Trail". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 24 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/west-coast-trail. Accessed 07 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Deeg, B. (2014). West Coast Trail. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/west-coast-trail
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Deeg, Bart F.. "West Coast Trail." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 24, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "West Coast Trail," by Bart F. Deeg, Accessed December 07, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/west-coast-trail
West Coast Trail
Article by Bart F. Deeg
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 24, 2014