Cape Scott (Northern Tip of Vancouver Island)


So I am making a tentative plan to hike Cape Scott

I've done some minor research and it looks like June - September is the best time to plan a hike, due to the likelihood of a very muddy trail otherwise.

Here are some interesting tidbit facts on the Cape Scott area:

- Originally the Tlatlasikwala, Nakumgilisala and Yutlinuk natives occupied the area.
- Although there are fresh water sources, it is recommended that you boil all water you consume.
- Black bears and cougars are frequently seen and it is important that you know how to deal with a run in. Bear bells or pepper spray are a good idea.
- Holberg is the closest accessible town. En route to Cape Scott keep an eye out for the "Shoe Tree"

Depending on the weather conditions these are some different trails with different distances that you can hike.

Destination:

Kilometers (1 km=0.621 miles)

Hours of hiking

San Josef Bay

2.5

3/4

Eric Lake

3.0

1

Fisherman River

9.3

3

Hansen Lagoon

14.7

5

Nissen Bight

15.0

5 1/2

Nels Bight

16.8

6

Experiment Bight

18.9

6 1/2

Guise Bay

20.7

7

Cape Scott

23.6

8


If any of my readers have taken on the Cape Scott area, information and stories are greatly appreciated!



Comments

Anonymous said…
Hi there,

Just moved to the island, could you offer some suggestions for winter camping/hiking here during the winter months?

thanks!

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