About the North Coast Trail: 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 that trail to life, as well as an incredible marine adventure route -- the Cape Scott Marine Trail..
The North Coast 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.
About this mapsheet: The North Coast Trail map is printed on waterproof/tearproof synthetic paper, so will end your hike in as good condition as it started, and last long after your electronic equipment has failed. At 22X32", it provides a large overview of the trail while still folding down to a handy 4x11" size.
Our other mapsheet: New for 2020 is a new North Coast Trail mapsheet updated and optimized. This version will be preferable if you are visiting the wider region or paddling the Cape Scott Marine Trail. View the newer version here.
About the Cape Scott Marine Trail: The mapsheet includes a regional overview handy for overland travels that also covers the Cape Scott Marine Trail for use by kayak, a route that parallels and extends the North Coast Trail. This challenging paddling route begins at Port Hardy, rounds the outer coast at Cape Scott and ends by traveling Quatsino Sound to end 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 (with proper care).
About the Topographic Hiking Map series: Wild Coast Publishing will be picking out the best hiking locations in British Columbia and designing the perfect topographic mapsheets to make your adventure travel-free. Follow the growing list of offerings here.
Don't forget the guide book: This 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. New: Order two mapsheets and include any of the two BC Coast Explorer guide books for half price / 50% off.
More about the North Coast Trail: Read our Wild Coast Magazine article Stories in the Sand. Also, read the trail introductory article Cape Scott Trail: A primer and The North Coast Trail: A primer.
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