Top Adventures in Port Renfrew

  • Hike to the Red Creek Fir

    I’m blessed with a husband who is crazy enough to agree to my endless adventures! When I suggested we go find the tallest Douglas Fir Tree in the world, and we happened to be in the area, my husband again said, “why not!”For anyone who just has t...

  • Camp and Surf at Sombrio Beach

    Heading west from Victoria, take the TransCanada Highway to Hwy 14. Continue past Sooke towards Port Renfrew. Look for the sign that reads Sombrio Beach Trailhead (approximately 45 minutes past Sooke) and take the left. Note that this dirt road ca...

    1 miles

  • Hike the Botanical Beach and Botany Bay Loop

    The loop trail is a short 3.5km trail that is well maintained and open year round. There's negligible elevation gain and aside from the odd slippery section the trail is easily accessible for all ages and skill levels. It is definitely busy in the...

    2.2 miles

  • Hiking the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

    This is no walk on the beach. There are many ascents and descents that range from not so steep to hold on for your life as the mud cliff crumbles steep. You might think 200m of elevation gain isn't much, but it is a constant ascend and descend tra...

    29.2 miles

  • Backpacking the West Coast Trail

    The trail requires a permit from May 1 - September 16. All other dates have restrictions. Check Parks Canada website for more details.You can start from the north or south end of the trail. There are buses provided by the Pacific Rim National Park...

  • Backpack the West Coast Trail, Pacific Rim NP

    In the summer of 2016, myself and three others decided to hike the West Coast Trail (WCT) on a bit of a whim! We naively, and courageously, choose the WCT as our first major backpacking hiking trip - we thought it would be best to throw ourselves ...

    46.6 miles 360.9 ft gain

  • Hike to Mystic Beach

    Head west from Victoria along Highway 14 past Sooke and Jordan River until you see the Juan De Fuca Marine Trail - China Creek trailhead about 5km past Jordan River on the West Coast Road. Ample signage, parking, and outhouses are available here....

  • Thru-Run the Juan de Fuca Trail

    If you have your eye on Vancouver Island as an adventure destination - and we hope that you do - then you likely already know that our Island is not only home to a diverse and unique alpine hiking scene, but that it also offers 3 (+) world-class l...

    29.2 miles

  • Hiking through the Avatar Grove

    To get to the Avatar Grove, drive to Port Renfrew along West Coast highway 14. Turn right onto Deering Rd and cross the long bridge over the San Juan River. Stay right at the next Y intersection, and then left at the T intersection. At the next...

  • Explore Botanical Beach

    This is a gorgeous beach with so much going on. It's a quick walk from the parking lot (about .8 miles), or you can do the entire Botanical Beach Loop which is 3.5km. Go at low tide for amazing tidal pools and exploring caves if the tide is at i...

    1 miles

  • Beach Day at Sandcut Beach

    The adventure begins during the rugged wooded hike from the gravel parking lot to the stunning beach (10 minutes). Once you reach the stone and pebble beach, plant yourself down to enjoy the 180 degree view of the Juan de Fuca Strait (and a picnic...

  • Hike Castle Grove of the Upper Walbran River Valley

    The opportunity to travel deep into a region where ancient forests still stand, telling their story of centuries past, can't be overlooked. One of the last remaining areas of such beauty and rarity still exists deep in the heart of the southern in...

    3.2 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • 1880 Sooke Lake Road, Canada

      Maple Heart Ranch Homestead

      Take your time out and enjoy the outdoors at it's best. Our homestead is secluded in the forest on the foot of Sooke Lake Watershed. Our unique off-grid property is in the middle of nature, with va...

      From $115/night

    • 5201 Sooke Road, Canada

      Meadow Views

      Our beautifully located ground floor suite offers private access via the patio. Upon entering, you will walk into an open plan lounge, dining space and kitchen, following through to your queen-size...

      From $95/night

    • 5201 Sooke Road, Canada

      Green Bay Cottage

      You can dine alfresco using the BBQ then head to the beach with the toys made available to you. The beach has a picnic table for your use so you can spend the day surrounded by nature. The cottag...

      From $163/night

    • 5201 Sooke Road, Canada

      Meadow Views Ground Floor Suite

      The kitchenette has a small-sized fridge, toaster oven, coffee maker, along with all the necessary dishware to make your stay enjoyable. The lounge offers a TV with cable, wifi plus one pull out s...

      From $95/night

    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Log Cabin Resort

      The resort is also home to a great restaurant, should you get hungry, a general store (beer, wine, sandwiches, ice cream, candy, seasonal clothing items)., and boat rentals (paddle boats, stand up ...

      From $148/night

    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Lake Crescent Lodge

      Unwind and explore nature as you step back in time.Comfortable and spacious guest rooms are nestled among the giant fir and hemlock trees directly on the beautiful Lake Crescent shores. In the even...

      From $181/night

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