The rugged west coast of Vancouver Island offers some of the most spectacular and storied hiking in the Pacific Northwest, including the world-famous West Coast Trail. All 10 major trails, from the botanically rich Juan de Fuca Trail in the south to the remote cape Scott Trail in the north, are described in detail with insider tips and clear, two-color maps. New for this edition are the wild and challenging North Coast Trail and the rarely visited Tatchu coastal hike on the Rugged Peninsula. Whether day-tripping or backpacking, looking for tidal pools or sandy beaches, there’s a suitable option for every hiker.
TIM LEADEM is an environmental lawyer and a member of the bar in British Columbia. He has hiked in locations all over the globe, but especially on Vancouver Island, and currently lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.