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The Vancouver Island Trail

A 770 km Trail connecting the SE tip of Vancouver Island to the NW tip at Cape Scott

 

THE  VANCOUVER  ISLAND  TRAIL
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 2-3 month-long journey.  Not just for long distance hikers, day hikers will enjoy many access points.  By 2020, Vancouver Island will have a unique recreational opportunity and a showcase for its communities, including highlighting First Nations’ Art, Culture, Language, and History .

“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