- World famous shared experience. Most people have heard of the West Coast Trail. You will share your adventure with enthusiastic hikers from all over the world. Some have travelled a very long way. Most have planned this bucket-list adventure for years. Parks Canada calls the West Coast Trail the Hike of a Lifetime.
- Incredible physical and mental challenge. The 75 km West Coast Trail has many natural and man-made obstacles. The unbelievable wooden ladder systems test your strength and courage. The slippery boulder fields and muddy roots keep you sharp. Being trained for these challenges helps make the trip more enjoyable and safe.
- Fascinating First Nations and European history. The Pacheedaht, Ditidht, and Huu-ay-aht First Nations have lived and traveled the west coast for thousands of years prior to European contact. The Dominion Lifesaving Trail was constructed to help shipwreck survivors in the area. The modern West Coast Trail passes through this fascinating Graveyard of the Pacific.
- Remarkable natural wonders and wildlife. Even though this hike is busy and popular, wildlife is abundant. Black bears, whales, river otters, eagles, ravens, and sea birds are familiar friends along the way. Both the rainforest and seashore sections of the West Coast Trail inspire hikers to love and care for Pacific Rim National Park.
- Amazing geologic features. The beach sections of the West Coast Trail are unparalleled in scenery. Wide rock shelves, natural rock bridges, sea caves, coal seams, sea stacks, surge channels, sandstone cliffs, rocky headlands, water erosion are amazing geologic features that will bring out the rock hound in everyone.