Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail: Hiking Vancouver by Maria Bremner

By Maria Bremner

Part path map, half box advisor, half nearby background, Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail is the 1st accomplished guidebook approximately one among Vancouver Island’s so much iconic locations. every year, hundreds of thousands of backpackers and nature fans head to the northern limits of Vancouver Island, sure for the jewel of the sector: Cape Scott Provincial Park and the lately accomplished North Coast Trail.

Cape Scott, one hundred fifteen kilometres of wave- and weather-beaten beach, encompasses each dramatic portion of Pacific Northwest geography. Rocky headlands neighbour sandy seashores and guarded coves; bathrooms residence delicate amphibians and vegetation; and inland, a dense community of towering conifers, ferns, salal and beds of moss outline the rainforest. The North Coast path wends its approach via this paradise, delivering hikers a rugged trek to Cape Sutil, a spot steeped in First countries heritage, appealing ocean perspectives alongside the lengthy sandy seashore at Shuttleworth Bight and glimpses of 1 of the biggest intact coastal wetlands in British Columbia, an upland bathroom housing sandhill cranes and various endemic species.

Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail equips viewers with every little thing they should recognize to utilize the park. Illustrated with actual maps and shiny pictures, and loaded with information about biology and human background, the advisor is ideal for the day tripper, severe backpacker or someone desirous to research extra concerning the tradition and flora and fauna of the region.

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