North Coast Trail Map including Cape Scott Marine Trail (Waterproof)


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The North Coast Trail is a 43.1-km extension to the Cape Scott Trail that officially opened in May 2008. Wild Coast Publishing's North Coast Trail map brings the trail to life.

The trail begins at Shushartie Bay near Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island and ends at Nissen Bight, passing through rugged terrain interspersed with beautiful sand beaches.

At Nissen Bight, the trail connects with the older Cape Scott Trail to exit at San Josef Bay, making the entire hike 58 kilometres. It is a noteworthy challenge and opens up a section of Vancouver Island otherwise rarely seen. The North Coast Trail map outlines the logistics, features, hurdles and attractions along the entire length.

The North Coast Trail map is printed on waterproof/tearproof synthetic paper, so will end your hike in as good condition as it started. Hopefully the same can be said about you! At 22X32", it provides a large overview of the trail while still folding down to a handy 4x11" size.

The reverse is a regional overview and include the Cape Scott Marine Trail / North Island Circle Route for use by kayak. This challenging route begins at Port Hardy, rounds the outer coast at Cape Scott and ends by traveling Quatsino Sound to exit at Coal Harbour, conveniently close to your starting point. It covers much of Vancouver Island's wildest, most challenging and most remote coastline, and so is a great opportunity for a wilderness adventure and seeing coastline that few people will ever see. Moreso it is perfectly suited to kayaking, if proper care is taken.

The mapsheet is an auxiliary publication to the BC Coast Explorer Volume 1, which covers this section of coast in considerably more detail. The mapsheet will have what you need while on your trip, while the BC Coast Explorer guide book offers the detailed information to plan your trip ahead of time.