Category: Hiking

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HOW to survive the West Coast Trail

BestHike editor Rick McCharles After hiking the West Coast Trail twice in 2021, I put together a video playlist with two goals: 1. WHY the West Coast Trail is our #1 hike in the world. 2. HOW to survive. It's dangerous and challenging. Below are all 7 videos. If they …
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Can You Identify These Delicious and Edible Mushrooms? [QUIZ]

All of these mushrooms are edible and found in North America. Can you identify them all? Note: This quiz is for entertainment purposes only and should not be used as a resource to identify mushrooms. How did you do? Share you score with us in the comments below! Source link
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Snowfall Rathtrevor Park

Rathtrevor Beach near Nanaimo is the most popular Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. I walk there most mornings. But on winter solstice, December 21, 2020, that rare thing happened — It snowed. This is temperate rain forest. Snow on the coast is mostly liquid. Click PLAY or watch it on …
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Little Qualicum Falls, Vancouver Island

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, established 1940 to protect the old growth forest, offers a terrific 1 hour hike if you are driving between Nanaimo and Port Alberni. There are plenty of other nearby attractions including Cathedral Grove. Swimming is possible in good weather. But know that people have drowned …
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Englishman River Trail, Vancouver Island

Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles. AllTrails calls this adventure the Englishman River Trailway. But you don't need follow the AllTrails 10.5km out and back route. It's a network of mountain biking / walking trails on the west side of the Englishman River. You can't really get lost so …
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Enos Lake, Vancouver Island in Winter

A confusing network of wetland trails is owned by the Fairwinds Community of Nanoose Bay near Nanaimo. Happily, they are open to the general public. No fishing. No swimming. Easiest way to get there is from Island Highway 19, turning at the Petro Canada gas station east onto Northwest Bay …

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