West Coast Trail Backpack
Victoria, British Columbia5.0 (1 reviews)
- World Famous Backpacking Itinerary
- Stunning Beach & Coastal Rainforest Hiking
- Opportunity for Viewing Wildlife
- Amazing Coastal Waterfalls
- Exciting Suspension Bridges, Ladders and Cable Cars
- Spectacular Sunsets
This Canada Backpacking Trip is considered one of the World’s top itineraries to hike and we know exactly why it gets this label. This unique challenging route has so much to offer to those that put in the effort to embark on this unforgettable adventure. Our path is along the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia hiking along spectacular stretches of coastline and through stunning indigenous coastal rainforests. This trek, however, is not for the faint of heart with over 70 steep ladders to climb, multiple hanging suspension bridges to cross, high cable cars to traverse, and challenging terrain to navigate throughout our 7-day adventure.
There are great possibilities along the way to view not only terrestrial wildlife, but lots of aquatic species as well including whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, otters, and many more. There are many intriguing tidal pools to explore along the way, showcasing amazingly abundant ecosystems in the intertidal zones of our walk. All these highlights combined with world class hikes, fabulous coastal waterfalls, scenic beach campsites, fascinating local history, and opportunities for stunning sunsets should make this trip float to the top of even the most seasoned backpacker’s bucket list. Come see what all the buzz is about and let us plan your next unforgettable backpacking adventure!
Important: We apply for permits for this trip in December for the summer of the following year. Trip dates are not guaranteed until we secure permits. We ask that you provide a range of backup dates and hold off on making concrete travel arrangements until the trip is confirmed.
$2710 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
Up to 10.3 miles (16.5 km)
45+ lbs (20.4+ kg)
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Gains up to 1,330 feet (405 m)
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 45+ lb backpack for 8-10 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven, wet/muddy, difficult terrain (coastal sandy, rocky and muddy rainforest terrain)
- Climbing near vertical ladder systems, crossing high suspension bridges and traversing cable cars in wet conditions
- Potential for harsh, rainy and foggy weather conditions.
- Hiking with occasional extreme heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Canada hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have some solitude, as much as an hour at a time without seeing other groups on this popular route.
We require a minimum of 6 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 65-60 days before the departure date.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates For This Trip
- 2-3 People: 6 x Regular Rate x 1.5
- 4-5 People: 6 x Regular Rate x 1.25
- 6-7 People: Regular Rate x 1.15
- 8 People: Regular Rate
*all rates are per person