our vision for a

Homegrown Adventure

A signature recreation destination in Canada, the Vancouver Island Spine Trail will span more than 700 kilometres from Victoria to Cape Scott. Traversing wild coasts, ancient and working forests and joining island communities, the trail will be a month-long journey in its entirety. Not exclusively for specialists, the trail will be an amenity for island residents and a venue for connecting 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