When owners Danny and Talia started BCA Tours, the West Coast Trail was not part of their business plan. In their first year of operation they were approached to guide the WCT as a custom tour request. Having never guided on the trail before, they considered it an exciting challenge and began researching, preparing, and acquiring the necessary licenses, certifications and permits to guide in a National Park. That first custom trip on the WCT was such a success that it spurred an incredible change of direction in the company. BCA Tours works closely with Parks Canada and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, and is one of only a handfull of companies who are licensed to guide on the trail. Since that inaugural trip, the team now guides up to 8 groups per season on the West Coast Trail, which has become the specialty and signature offering of BCA Tours.
Located in the Pacific Rim National Park on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the West Coast Trail is known as one of the top five hikes in the world! An ancient trail with a rich history of First Nations trade and travel, the West Coast Trail became a life-saving rescue route for shipwrecks in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Today the trail is known as a challenging lifetime experience, hiking through the temperate rainforests and rugged coastlines of the Pacific Rim. Hike under a canopy of ancient Cedars, and along First Nations trade routes. Pass remnants of shipwrecks which earned the coastline its’ name “The Graveyard of the Pacific”, and soak in the majestic beauty of the wilderness of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Our guides are accredited by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) and fully trained and certified in Wilderness First Aid. BCA Tours will assist you in preparations, ensuring you have adequate equipment and will take care of all the logistics involving transportation, fees, and park regulations.
Departing from and finishing in Victoria, BC, this package includes 7 days of guided hiking with 2 fully certified ACMG guides, transportation, one night hotel accommodation, 7 days of meals, beverages, all park fees, a tent to use free of charge, as well as a post-hike celebration meal at a favourite West Coast local pub.
Additional gear including backpacks, gaiters, hiking poles and anything else you may need are available for rent.
Sign up as a group or as a single, and get ready for an amazing adventure! You’ll meet new and inspiring people, challenge your body and your mind, and witness true unspoiled wildlife and wilderness. Hiking the West Coast Trail is an achievement of a lifetime!