our vision for a

Homegrown Adventure

A signature recreation destination in Canada, the Vancouver Island  Trail will span more than 770 km from Victoria to Cape Scott.  Traversing both ancient and working forests, and wild coasts, while joining Island communities, the Trail in its entirety will be a 1-2 month-long journey.  Not just for specialists and long-distance hikers, the Trail will also be an amenity for ‘average’ hikers and many Island residents as well as a means to connect them.  By 2019, Vancouver Island will have a unique recreation opportunity and a showcase for its communities.

“People go on pilgrimages all over the world, from Mecca to the Camino de Santiago.  The West Coast Trail has proven there is demand for pilgrimages into the wilderness.  The time is now to create the world’s next pilgrimage joining up the last of the ancient forests and rugged coastlines of the entire length of Vancouver Island.” – Briony Penn