Transportation to and from the West Coast Trail
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NOTE: Parks Canada provides this information for the convenience of hikers. It is not intended as a testimonial for the services. Hikers need to make their own arrangements for transportation.
Vehicles can be left at a number of locations near the trailheads. Ask for details at the WCT Information Centres.
To Pachena Bay Trailhead, 5 km south of Bamfield:
- Drive on gravel logging roads from Port Alberni (2 hrs) or Duncan (3 hrs); or
Take the bus from Victoria (4 hrs) or Nanaimo (3 hrs); or
Take the ferry from Port Alberni (4 hrs).
From Nitinat Narrows to Nitinat Village:
- The water taxi usually makes a trip at 5 pm from the Narrows to Nitinat Village.
- Nitinat Village is a small, remote community. An overnight stay may be required.
To Gordon River Trailhead, 5 km north of Port Renfrew:
- Drive from Victoria via Highway 14 (2 hrs); or
Take the bus from Victoria (2 hrs).
Between Port Renfrew, Nitinat and Bamfield: