North Coast Trail - Women Who Explore

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

Nanaimo, BC

$1999 + tax

Points: 4/10

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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.

Trip info

  • Itinerary
  • what's included
  • MAP

You'll need to provide...

  • Hiking gear - rental options available
  • Tent and sleeping gear - rental options available
  • Transportation to Nanaimo BC
  • Dinner on Day One

Additional info:

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.

Hike difficulty

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.

If you're not sure whether this event is suited for you, please get in touch:

Please Note: Once you register for this event an information package will be shared with you.

This will cover:

  • Accommodation and tenting information
  • Rental availabilities list
  • In-depth itinerary
  • Packing and gear list
  • FAQs
  • Group meet
  • Overview of meals on trail
  • Necessary forms for your attention


$1999 + tax

August 12-18, 2019


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