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West Coast Trail

9-day backpacking tour
from CAD $2395

The West Coast Trail offers sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, blowholes, caverns, caves, waterfalls, bogs, rainforest, lighthouses, abandoned settlements, shipwreck relics, native culture, whales, sea lions, eagles, and giant trees. With over 35 years of guiding on the trail—the longest of any company—our West Coast Trail itinerary includes stops to see things other companies can't offer. We point out historic and scenic wonders unknown to many hikers. Our pace allows time to adjust to the demands of the trail and to fully see and explore this magnificent Coastal Environment. Readings and anecdotal stories help the hiker fully appreciate the dramatic and colourful history of the events and people who were—and some still are—a part of this coastline. We have arranged a food drop for the half way point in our hike, thus reducing the weight carried by each hiker.
Our starting point is Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, because it reduces travel times to and from the trailheads, getting you back to your hotel or transportation earlier on the last day. With an international airport, and service by two ferry terminals coming in from the two Vancouver area terminals, Nanaimo is more accessible than Victoria. We pick up from downtown hotels and the ferries, and from there, everything but travel food is provided (you provide your own personal gear).
We have been leading groups on the West Coast Trail longer than any other tour company on the trail, so we know the ins and outs, the history and the secrets, and have built a strong and respectful relationship with the First Nations on the trail.

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35+ years of leading expeditions. Nutritious and delicious foods are our specialty. Our guides go beyond leading and transport you to a new place.
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Small Groups

Greater access to your expert local guide for a more intimate and personalised experience.

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35+Years Experience

Thousands of delighted guests with many returning for more. Experience the Sea to Sky difference and find out why.

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Certified Guides

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, our guides offer invaluable source of information on local culture, history and sights making your trip one of a kind.