North Coast Trail
A wild and challenging backpacking experience on the North-Western tip of Vancouver Island. Wildlife, sunsets over the sea and a remoteness steeped in history and culture is what you get with our guided North Coast Trail package.
Aug 12-18, 2019
arrival on 12th
$1999 + tax
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About this Adventure...
Located at the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC, the North Coast Trail is one of the more remote hikes available in British Columbia, Canada. Often referred to as ‘The West Coast Trail of 20 years ago’ - the North Coast Trail is for those hikers who have some experience backpacking and want to do something completely different and away from all the crowds to enjoy nature at its best.
Included in the unique hiking package is 2 days of accommodation in Port Hardy (at the start and end of the hike), as well as a day trip over to Alert Bay on the last day to tour the internationally renowned U'mista Cultural Centre to learn about the rich Kwakwa’ka’wakw First Nation culture. A bonus is a quick visit to the highest standing totem pole in the world located on the tiny island of Alert Bay.
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Here's the plan...
Monday August 12
Meet in Nanaimo
Drive to trail head
Tuesday August 13 - Saturday August 17
Hike the trail
Sunday August 18
Day to drive back
You'll need to provide...
Let's get you there...
The trail is located in the Cape Scott Provincial Park. Departing from, and finishing in Nanaimo, BC this package includes transportation, 2 nights of hotel accommodation, 5 days of guided hiking, Certified ACMG guides, all your meals on the trail, all your park fees, a tent to use free of charge, a post trip celebration meal at the pub, and one memory of a lifetime!
We have partnered with BCA Tours, an incredible company whose guides are accredited by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and fully trained and certified in Wilderness First Aid. BCA Tours will assist you in preparations, ensuring you have adequate equipment and will take care of all the logistics involving transportation, fees, and park regulations. All you need to do is pack your gear and meet us in Victoria!
Additional gear including backpacks, gaiters, hiking poles and anything else you may need are available for rent.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate - High. Be prepared for - steep elevation gains, high ladder climbs and descents, carrying 30-50 lbs pack independently, uneven wet ground, and more.
Adventurers must be capable of camp set up, take down and carrying weight.
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Please Note: Once you register for this event an information package will be shared with you.
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$1999 + tax
August 12-18, 2019
How are Women Who Explore Events different from other events?
The number one goal is to introduce you to other kick-ass, adventurous women. It’s all about building tribes! Our second goal is to introduce you to the outdoors. It’s quite the thing to witness, putting a group of women who are passionate about the outdoors in an epic location. We know it’s a cliche thing to say… but it’s where the magic happens.
Do you arrange transport to the event?
No. You are responsible for your own transportation to the events
Is food included?
Yes. Unless otherwise specified in the trip itinerary or information.
Is there a minimum age for this event?
19+ for all events in Canada. 21+ for all events in the USA.
I want to book with friends. How do I do that?
The best way is to add all of the tickets to one cart, that way you know if we have enough spaces.
I'm coming solo. Is that okay?
YES! More than 70% of women who sign up for our trips, sign up solo.
Is a deposit required to secure my place?
Yes. Deposits vary from trip to trip. Check each individual event page for details.
What if I need to cancel?
Please let us know as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds but you can transfer your ticket. If you can no longer make the event, please get in touch to discuss transferring your ticket.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the nature of the Women Who Explore getaways, we don’t offer refunds. We do, however, offer transfers. You are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds for your ticket. If you can no longer make the event, please get in touch to discuss transferring your ticket.
How many people will be going to the event?
Our group sizes vary, but never exceed more than 20 people. This gives us the chance to really connect with one another and to make sure each individual has the best time possible.
Who will be managing our trip?
One of our awesome trained ambassadors will be running your trip.
Is there a strict daily itinerary?
There is an itinerary for each getaway, but we realize everyone has their own needs. When you purchase a getaway, you will join a private Facebook Group to work out all the details. We will help facilitate to the best of our ability!
Do I have to join in on all the activities?
You can still join us on the getaway, the ticket price remains the same. You are not required to join in on all the activities. You do you!
Are these tech-free events?
Nope! We happen to love social media and sharing what are doing with others. We find it so inspiring! You can choose to be tech-free, but we encourage you to share your experiences digitally if you feel like it.
What if the weather doesn't cooperate?
Let’s be honest, Mother Nature never cooperates. That’s why we love her. Keep an eye on the forecast and pack accordingly. We never let uncooperative weather ruin our fun!
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