Vancouver Island Trail
The Vancouver Island Trail Association (VISTA) are proposing to create a 770km trail connecting the SE tip of Vancouver Island to the NW tip at Cape Scott by linking new and existing trails into a world-class, multi-use recreational facility the length of Vancouver Island.
Their efforts will create a 2-3 month long journey for long distance hikers with many access points for day hikers. Mostly an inland route up the Island’s spine until north of Port McNeill when it becomes a coastal route.
Communities potentially affected will include Greater Victoria, Lake Cowichan, Port Alberni, Cumberland, Woss, Port McNeill, Fort Rupert and Port Hardy.
If you can see the value of this proposal, become a volunteer or friend of the trail.
“People go on pilgrimages all over the world, from Mecca to the Camino de Santiago. The West Coast Trail has proven there is a demand for pilgrimages into the wilderness. The time is now to create the world’s next pilgrimage joining the last of the ancient forests and rugged coastlines of the entire length of Vancouver Island.” – Briony Penn