Trails of the West Coast Hiking Guide

If you’re planning a trip to Tofino or Ucluelet, pickup your free Trails of the West Coast guide to help you explore the incredible hiking trails in the region.

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Fall Colours

Late-September is the perfect time for a hike and to see some of the beautiful fall colours as the trees and mountains turn to orange, red, and yellow.

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5 Trails To Hike in Victoria, BC

Five hiking trails to explore when visiting Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island, including Jocelyn Peak in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, the Train Trestle Bridge or Mount Finlayson in Goldstream Provincial Park, and more.

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Hiking in the Backcountry and Camping Overnight

Lori Pederson from Hiking For The Scaredy Cat talks about hiking in the backcountry and camping overnight, including what clothing and camping gear is essential for your adventure.

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Google Street View and Parks Canada

Google has teamed up with Parks Canada to photograph and add trails and historic sites to their Google Maps Street View service. For some, it’s a dream to visit many of Canada’s National Parks but this can prove to be challenging in such a large country and where some of the parks are located in relatively remote areas.

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Old Home Oil Hiking Brochures

Last year, I spent some time cleaning out my grandparent’s house and I came across a time capsule of things, including some hiking trail brochures from Home Oil called the Happy Trails Collection. Being that I’m too young to remember and Google didn’t have much information, I found out from relatives that Home Oil was a gas station with multiple locations in the Vancouver area through the 70’s and 80’s. They would give out these free maps when you filled your car with gas. Apparently the maps were not just hiking trails but also maps of other BC towns and city maps for tourists.

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