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  1. Carol Colborn says:

    I am not a hiker and I thought doing the Butcharts is already the hike gor me. But you thought of people like me by including the West Ciast Pacific Trail. That even I can do!

  2. Vancouver Island has some amazing hikes! I must do the iconic West Coast Trail one day 🙂

  3. Kavita Favelle says:

    Vancouver Island really looks like ideal hiking country, and I like that it offers forests, mountains, lakes and rivers, and even glaciers! I enjoyed reading about your different recommended trails, and the info on how hard they are and how long to give each one. For me, the Ucluelet Lighthouse Loop particularly appeals as it’s short and suited for those without hiking skills or stamina! 

  4. Linda D Holland says:

    We have visited Vancouver Island many times.  We always find so many great outdoor spots. But it was great to read about some new spots for our return visits.  We have done less exploration on the west coast so would definitely check out the West Coast Trail at Port Renfrew.  And the Cape Scott Provincial Park looks like another spot we need to check out.

  5. I did not know there was such great hiking trails on Vancouver Island. I would love to hike the Ucluelet Lighthouse Loop and take in the sea views. The West Coast Trail’s vertical ladders and cable crossings definitely sound exciting.    

  6. I love going on day hikes and the longest I’ve been on is a 1-night hike. Those very long hikes like 75km in 5 days is all so impressive! The Wild Pacific trail sounds easy and by the looks of it, I think it is even stroller friendly. San Josef Bay Trail is indeed a cool mix of easy & difficult hikes. Good that even that short 5km hike goes partly through a beach. That would be my first choice when I get to Vancouver.

  7. It is nice to know that there are many hiking trails in Vancouver Island. The San Josef Bay Trail looks really interesting. Looking forward enjoying the beach as a reward after. 

  8. These are some great hiking options, but I love the look of the Ucluelet Lighthouse Loop. To me, there is nothing better than forest bathing to connect with nature. This route on the West Pacific Trail looks easy, breezy, and enjoyable – and so rewarding with a sea view!

  9. Subhashish Roy says:

    The Ucluelet Lighthouse loop looks really exciting and one that we would love to do. East Sooke Regional Park too looks a great place to be with the many hikes to choose from. Vancouver Island after your post is now on our bucket list for sure.

  10. Shreya Saha says:

    The trails look very adventurous. The Ucluelet Lighthouse Loop looks amazing, also the San Josef Bay Trail. I like the idea of the hike through forest along the river. Summer is a great time, and I guess if I ever visit the area, I would visit around that season.