The coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia displays an eclectic mix of nature and rich cultural history. This collection of hikes will immerse you in its beauty. This journey takes you, first, to a secluded, protected island off the coast of Vancouver Island. The next day, the trail begins near Sidney, BC, crosses the Saanich Peninsula to Finlayson Arm, continues south to the Juan de Fuca Strait, then west along a coastal route to Sooke Basin. In seven days, you will visit a plethora of interesting and unique places, most of which are only accessible by foot, and are best enjoyed at a walking pace. You will follow fern lined trails through old growth Douglas Fir stands to lakeside picnics and secluded bays. You will hike to exceptional views over the The Juan de Fuca Strait, and visit seven different parks and protected nature areas. The sheer beauty of the rugged coast and the temperate rainforest is enough to leave you awestruck, but the fun doesn’t stop there; you will also have the opportunity to visit the Butchart and Glendale Gardens, both of which are spectacular in layout and plant diversity, not to mention color. You may even stumble upon a castle while visiting the Hatley Park National Historic Site. You will experience a gradual change in both landscape and local culture along the route - but you can count on the consistently welcoming hospitality of charming inns at the end of each day.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
7 days, 6 nights of hiking, showcasing some of British Columbia's finest coastal trails. Some cycling and sea kayak options.
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