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  • Mayne Island, British Columbia

    Kayak Bennett Bay

    4.0
    The tiny island of Mayne is located in the chain of Gulf Islands just off the coast of Vancouver Island. For a small Island that can be biked across in a couple of hours, it offers some amazing views and photo opportunities. Mayne Island is just a stop away from Victoria and is located right abov...
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  • Victoria, British Columbia

    Hike around Thetis Lake

    4.5
    1.9 mi / 196.9 ft gain
    Take Highway 1 west from Victoria. Turn onto Exit 10 (View Royal/Colwood) and continue on the Island Highway. Turn right at Six Mile Road, which leads straight to Thetis Lake Regional Park.Note that this park is also accessible by bike via the Galloping Goose Trail.With minimal elevation (~60m) a...
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  • Alberni-Clayoquot A, British Columbia

    Hike to Keeha Beach

    5.0
    3.7 mi
    Far on the west coast of Vancouver Island, accessed only by a harrowing dirt road, is a wild and rugged coast begging to be explored. Bamfield is about a 3 hour drive from Nanaimo, half of which is on the gnarliest (and most active) logging road I've ever been on - and I grew up driving on loggin...
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  • Neah Bay, Washington

    Hike to Shi Shi Beach - Point of the Arches

    5.0
    8 mi / 200 ft gain
    Shi Shi offers an incredible reward for those who feel like venturing out a bit further and reaching a less accessible beach on the Olympic Coast, just be sure to time your hike with the low tide! The trail starts off near the fish hatchery on the Makah Indian Reservation. To get there from Port ...
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  • Neah Bay, Washington

    Backpack and Camp at Shi Shi Beach

    5.0
    4 mi / 200 ft gain
    Introduction:My friends and I decided to head out to the Pacific Northwest (PNW) from Philadelphia to do some backpacking and beach camping.  We choose Shi Shi Beach for it's terrific beach camping and extraordinary photography potential.  Here is a rundown of the out and back, 2-night backpackin...
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  • Pender Island, British Columbia

    Bike Ride on South Pender Island

    4 mi
    Poets Cove Resort & Spa has hourly bike rentals available, nice for folks staying on their boats in the marina who likely don't have room for bikes. Starting from the bottom of the hill in the harbour, bike about 3 KM along Gowland Point Rd and end at the beach, a solid spot to cool down and ...
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  • Sooke, British Columbia

    Hike East Sooke Park

    Sitting very close to the southernmost point of Vancouver Island, facing west towards the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the open Pacific Ocean, East Sooke Park is a unique and magical place for a hike or trail run. Your first visit will spark the desire to keep returning, to keep explor...
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  • Port Alberni, British Columbia

    Catch the Salmon Run on Vancouver Island

    There are many places to see the Salmon making their yearly return to spawning sites. This year while living on Vancouver Island I could not pass on the chance to marvel at this amazing sight. I decided to head to Stamp River to catch the run and was not disappointed, in fact it was so amazing I ...
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  • Fanny Bay, British Columbia

    Visit the Great Central Lake Shoe Tree

    1.0
    Does your sole need heeling? If you can muster the feet you may just meet Old Mother Hubbard. To get there take Highway 4 / The Pacific Rim Highway west out of Port Alberni towards Tofino. After the second bridge, take your third right onto Central Lake Road approximately 5.3 miles. The Great Cen...
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  • Sechelt, British Columbia

    Kayak Sechelt Inlet

    4.0
    Set off from Sechelt, a small seaside community on the Sunshine Coast - about two hours from Vancouver which is accessed by ferry or float plane.As soon as you start paddling from the harbour in Sechelt, the calm waters are so clear that starfish and other marine life are easily visible beneath t...
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  • Friday Harbor, Washington

    Kayak Camp on Stuart Island

    5.0
    The northwestern-most point of the San Juan Islands, Stuart Island, is arguably the most gorgeous island to circumnavigate. Unfortunately, as Stuart Island is 16 miles away from the closest ferry port, there is no simple way to get there in one day. A couple of options to get there include:1) Onc...
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  • Friday Harbor, Washington

    Hike to Lovers Leap on Stuart Island

    5 mi / 200 ft gain
    This hike is only doable if you are already on Stuart Island! There is no public transportation to Stuart Island, so you must already be there or have a plan to be there in order to complete this hike.I frequent this island during the summer months and it is one of my favorites. I always stay in ...
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  • Fanny Bay, British Columbia

    Canoe Great Central Lake and Hike to Della Falls and Love Lake

    80.8 mi / 1148.3 ft gain
    To get the the Della Falls trail head in Strathcona Park, you must cross Great Central Lake. This is a 45 km journey via either canoe, kayak, or speedboat. We chose to canoe, and it took approximately 9 steady hours. We parked our vehicles just on the edge of Central Lake Road across from Great C...
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  • Denman Island, British Columbia

    Hike through Boyle Point Provincial Park

    5.0
    2.2 mi / 115 ft gain
    Boyle Point Provincial Park is located on Denman Island British Columbia Canada. To get there you take the Denman Island Ferry from Buckley Bay off Hwy #19A on central Vancouver Island. Take the Buckley Bay exit #101 from Hwy #19A. Once on the island, follow Denman Road to the Hornby Island Ferry...
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  • Fanny Bay, British Columbia

    Hike to Rosewall Creek Falls

    4.5
    4.3 mi / 82 ft gain
    Starting at the Rosewall Creek Provincial Park parking lot you take the trail upstream of the creek passing under the inland island highway bridge. This trail eventually leads out of the provincial park boundary, but don't worry you haven't gone too far.It is about a 7 km roundtrip hike and the w...
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  • Victoria, British Columbia

    Paddle Victoria Harbour's Waterways

    Victoria Harbor located on the southwestern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia is the southernmost port in Canada. Enjoying a moderate climate year round, one will quickly see why it is also known as Canada's busiest port. Pleasure boats, water taxis, large car and passenger ferries, tugbo...
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