The West Coast Trail is a 75km trail along the western edge of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It was originally created in 1907 as a way to help rescue the survivors of shipwrecks. Now the trail is part of Canada’s National Park system, hosting a maximum of 68 hikers per day from May 1 thru September 30. The trail’s diversity makes it a challenging hike. Winding through wet jungle terrain and sandy beaches, beauty can be found around every corner.
In July 2014, we spent 5 fantastic days on the West Coast Trail. Though it was difficult, we thoroughly enjoyed our time on the trail. Here is a collection of our favorite photos. Enjoy!
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