The West Coast Trail
Are you ready for adventure? Have you been looking for a challenge? Ever wanted to see one of the most iconic Canadian backpacking trails? Now’s your chance! On the shores of the mighty pacific along the Juan De Fuca Strait, the West Coast Trail is steeped in history, struggle and adventure. The WCT is notorious for it’s pure beauty, history of tragedy & survival and it’s unadulterated challenge.
With years of experience guiding the West Coast Trail, Playwest is the right choice to help you make this dream a reality. We are the one stop shop for handling all of the logistics and headaches that one faces when planning a trip of this scale. Playwest takes care of all the details, so you can enjoy the ultimate West Coast Trail experience!
- Small groups, max 8 guest & 2 guides
- Pre Trip Planning & Organization
- Professional Association of Canadian Mountain Guides guide/s
- All on trail meals (cooked and prepared by the guides)
- Transportation to and from Victoria
- Parks permits & fees
- Ferry fees
Upon booking Playwest will send you a full and detailed package with all of the trip details. You will get a full itinerary, detailed packing list and a free 6 week training program to get you ready to tackle the trip of a lifetime!
If you are looking for a truly unforgettable experience, filled with stunning scenery, incredible culture and challenge, book the West Coast Trail now! We promise, you won’t regret it…
What to bring
Every multi-day trip is a bit different. Figuring out what to pack for a trip like the WCT is a daunting task. Often times people “pack for their fears”…We’ve seen shower caps and volleyball knee pads…seriously. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We will send you a full and detailed list of what to pack with your booking making sure you are comfortable for you trip.
What we provide
*Professional & Charming ACMG Guides
*All cooking stoves, fuel, pots/pans and culinary skills
*All on trail meals (except at the “Crab Shack”, we will explain later; ). We aim to keep you well fed and hydrated. Our confirmation package will have more details regarding dietary needs, allergies and any other food related items.
*Transportation to and from our partner hotels in Victoria to Port Renfrew/Bamfield
*1 night accommodations prior to our departure at our starting point (Port Renfrew or Bamfield)
*Pre-Trip package with 6 week training program!
Minimum of 4 guests required to book this trip. This trip is a 6 night 7 day backpacking trip. Please allow 9-10 days for this overall trip. This trip departs from Victoria, BC. All guests will, at their costs meet at the designated meeting locations in Victoria. Dates are approximate and will be confirmed by February 1st.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire a Guide?
Hiking with a guide can be a great way to see the trails and mountain surroundings. First and foremost, safety is the top priority at Playwest Mountain Experience. From managing wildlife encounters to emergency situations, we have you covered. Hiring a guide also provides you with the wealth of knowledge and information of the surrounding area, wildlife, the abundant wildflowers and the regional history. Often times in the Columbia Valley, many of our trails are located deep in the mountains on various forest service roads; half the battle is just finding the trailhead! Our certified guides know where to go, taking the guess work out for you.