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The West Coast Trail

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The West Coast Trail Unit of the Pacific Rim National Park includes the section of coast southeast of Barkley Sound between the villages of Bamfield and Port Renfrew. This 25,640-hectare strip contains the 75-kilometre historic West Coast Trail, originally constructed for the rescue of unfortunate mariners shipwrecked off the treacherous west coast of Vancouver Island.

The West Coast Trail is an internationally acclaimed hiking trail that largely retraces an old telegraph route first established in 1890, and follows a rugged shoreline where approximately 66 ships have met their demise along this stretch of the "Graveyard of the Pacific". The old telegraph line once connected Victoria with Cape Beale near present day Bamfield. Shipwreck survivors followed the rough and arduous trail in either direction, finding shelter in wooden cabins constructed at intervals along the route.

The land of the West Coast Trail unit is temperate coastal rainforest dominated by old-growth spruce, hemlock and cedar. Some of the tallest and largest trees in Canada grow along the West Coast Trail and in the adjacent Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park.

The topography of the region features natural wonders like the Hole-in-the-Wall, a natural sandstone arch carved by relentless wave action over time, the Tsusiat Falls at the mouth of the Tsusiat River, the Nitinat Lakes and Narrows and countless caves, creeks, coves, tidal pools and rocky headlands.

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PowerFilm flexible solar panels R15-600
PowerFilm 300
The lightest flexible solar panel for charging camera, GPS, sat phones & more


PETT Outhouse
Pett Outhouse
Bears do it, but you shouldn't. Leave No Trace.
Freeplay FreeCharge 12V handheld dynamo charger
FreeCharge 12V
Small handheld charger for anything with a car adaptor
Primus Ignition Steel flint firestarter
Ignition Steel
Start your stove, light a lantern, and make a campfire without matches
Orikaso bowl
Rite-in-the-Rain
Take a notebook along. One that will let you write in pencil during a downpour
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Orikaso

The amazing lightweight, pack-flat tableware.
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Solar Digital Camera
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