West Coast Trail day 0

wctmaTrip report by site editor Rick McCharles.

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The West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in Canada is our #1 hike in the World.

This was my 4th WCT. 🙂

My Dad dropped me at the ferry in Port Alberni. Riding the Francis Barkley is my favourite way to start the WCT.



The weather was perfect as it had been for most of the summer of 2013.


arriving Bamfield
arriving Bamfield

Scheduled to rendezvous with the rest of my group next day, I could have taken a trail shuttle out toPachena Bay Campground at the trailhead.

Instead, I stayed at small Centennial Park Campground ($23) in Bamfield.


Having no place to store my food overnight, I ended up leaving it in this shed. Storage for a communal fenced garden.


My new lighter failed. They truly are an unreliable technology. 😦

It was nice to have a final few hours with phone / free internet access (Bamfield Community School Library). And there were OTHER good reasons to spend my last night in Bamfield. 🙂



I enjoyed both meals at Tides and Trails Restaurant.

more photos from this day

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