Hiking on Vancouver Island
Escape from the city and explore the abundance of life in the forest as you trek along your choice of multi-use trails throughout the Island. From multi-day trips that require you to pack in and pack out your gear, to casual walks around a pristine lake, there are trails for hikers and walkers of all skill levels. Explore the wilderness and beaches on the Juan de Fuca or West Coast trails on the south end of the Island, or the North Coast and Cape Scott trails north of Port Hardy. Find the lighthouse on the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, or the walk the boardwalk on the Centennial Trail in Strathcona Park, the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. There’s something for everyone on the trails of Vancouver Island
The Vancouver Island Portion of The Great Trail
The Island is home to the western starting point of The Great Trail, a route connecting one end of Canada to the other, uniting provinces, regions, and communities. On the Island, The Great Trail starts in Victoria, and winds its way through Colwood, Shawnigan Lake, Lake Cowichan, Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith, and eventually ending in Nanaimo.