West Coast Trail/Broken Group Islands - Multi Sport Combo
Fully Guided and Catered. Small Group Hiking and Sea Kayaking Trip
This trip is all about experiencing the very best of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve—on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. We will hike and paddle through its rugged coastline, misty forests, and sand-pebble beaches. You will be immersed in the history of this coastal environment with light houses that are a century old, trees that are over 1000 years old and First Nations village middens that started 9000 years ago. All surrounded by 25,000 year old temperate rainforests of salal, ferns and cedar. We will encounter various whales, otters, eagles, and maybe bears and wolves. There will be opportunity to meet other visitors and experience the unique uplifting social nature of the park. The kayaking will be on mostly protected and calm waters surrounded by the inner islands and also include short crossings where you feel the swell of the open Pacific Ocean.
This trip accesses the West Coast trail via water taxi at Nitinat Narrows and goes south to the Carmanah Point Lighthouse. From there we hike the shoreline north for 4 days passing the famous Tsusiat Falls, and many ship wrecks to the trails end at Pachena Bay. After a fresh meal, showers and a night near Bamfield we will water taxi over to the Broken Group Islands. The initial sea kayak instruction and safety session is followed 4 days of paddling through the protected waters of Barkley Sound.
-The trail is rugged so good hiking fitness is required, but no previous kayaking experience is needed.
All trip expenses from the meeting point at Nitinat Village, along the trail and through the paddle are included in the trip fee.
This includes: Park Permits and camping fees, all trail and paddle food, Nitinat crab or salmon lunch, water taxi ride down Nitinat Lake, Nitinat Narrows Ferry, water taxi into the Broken Group Islands. Kayaks and associated safety equipment. The transport back to your car at Nitinat.
What you bring:
Basic backpacking gear. Pack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, clothes, boots and water shoes. DSK Guiding will provide a comprehensive gear list and personal coaching to assist in good choices to help make a very light backpack.
Total Cost: $2300
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12 months - 1 month prior to start of trip: 50% deposit to secure a placement is 95% refunded (less any banking related administrative fees, 5% held to cover administrative costs).
1 month-trip start date. 100% payment has no refund guaranteed.