Hike the Jug Island Trail

Canada Jug Island Trail

Added by Shayne Casey-Shaw

  • Distance: 5.5 km (3.4 miles) roundtrip
  • Elevation gain: 100 m (330 ft)
  • Beautiful views
  • Ocean swimming
  • Island exploration
  • Beach day trip

From the parking lot at Belcarra Regional Park, follow the Jug Island Trail. It is well marked and well walked so it's near impossible to wander off in the wrong direction! The beach near Jug Island is at the very tip of the peninsula and offers beautiful views of the Indian Arm and surrounding mountains. You can swim over to Jug Island to explore, or hang out on the mainland beach beach and take in the sights. This trip is not a loop, so come home the same way you arrived.

Pack List

  • Food
  • Water
  • Binoculars
  • Drinks
  • Sunscreen
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Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Swimming

Skill Level:



Year Round



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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8 months ago

Great View

Pretty rewarding view for how easy of a hike it is. Went with a couple friends, easy and straight forward there and back.

8 months ago

about 1 year ago

Easy and quick trail

If you plan on going in the water make sure you bring your water shoes as the beach has lots of broken shells and barnacles on it.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Easy path to brilliant vista of jug island and the Indian Arm, wish we had taken swimming stuff... the beach is full of barnacles so water shoes might be needed.

about 1 year ago

Added by Shayne Casey-Shaw

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