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West Coast Trail: Hike of a Lifetime
Discover the hike of a lifetime! The West Coast Trail is a 5 to 7 day backpacking route that winds through temperate rainforests along beaches, cliffs and sandstone. When you are here, you are in one of Canada’s special places—Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, protected as a treasured piece of Canada’s Pacific Coast.
Is the West Coast Trail For You?
Hiking in the backcountry of the West Coast Trail is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the nature and wildlife of Pacific Rim national park Reserve. It is a chance to challenge yourself and test your survival skills! But you also need to be prepared to have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Planning Your Hike on the West Coast Trail
Do you need a permit? Should you make a reservation? Do you have to pay a fee? Find out everything you need to know to plan your hike on the West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Hiking Smart: Packing for the West Coast Trail
To better help you be prepared for hiking Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s West Coast Trail, here is a list of things you need to bring, along with what you should avoid packing.
West Coast Trail: Bridge Inspection
Parks Canada have been making improvements to the West Coast Trail. Staff have been working hard to ensure the trail's infrastructure is safe and dependable.
Walking in Our Ancestors’ Footsteps
The West Coast Trail is one of 3 units within Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. This rugged 75km hike through what was once a telegraph line trail and lifesaving route for shipwrecked mariners passes through the traditional territories of the Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht and Pacheedaht First Nations. Come experience the rich history and culture of the First Nations as you hike the breathtaking West Coast Trail.