Backpacking on Vancouver Island

From the challenging West Coast Trail to rugged northern coast around Cape Scott, Vancouver Island is home to some of the world’s best multi-day camping and hiking trips. The trails are not easy as they pass along coastlines, through mountains, and remote forests that receive lots of rain and are battered by the weather elements of the Pacific Northwest.

Taryn Eyton (aka @HappiestOutdoors) has compiled a thorough list of multi-day trails in a book titled “Backpacking on Vancouver Island: The Essential Guide to the Best Multi-Day Trips and Day Hikes“. The book includes 35 routes and complete details on each of them, including trail statistics, thorough route descriptions, where to camp, points of cultural and natural history, and information about fees, permits, and reservations. The book also contains coloured topographical maps, making it easy to visualize the location of points of interests in the descriptions.

Taryn has continued from the success of her first book, “Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia: The Essential Guide to Overnight Hiking Trips“, by expanding to Vancouver Island and bringing detailed information about overnight camping in a consistent format.

You can purchase “Backpacking on Vancouver Island” from the Happiest Outdoors website. Or, you can purchase the book from:

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