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Address: British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-391-2300
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Activities: Hiking
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Botanical beach

All these little marine creatures in the tide pools were amazing and so beautifull, and the trail through the misty, mistic rainforest is wonderful

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

All these little marine creatures in the tide pools were amazing and so beautifull, and the trail through the misty, mistic rainforest is wonderful

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Campbell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Incredible scenery with a challenging trail for an immerse temperate rain forest experience. Have backpacked the entire trail twice. If you are afraid of suspension bridges that wobble there are 4 of them along the 47km trail. Camp in the designated camp sites because the trail is either in dense forest or rocky cliffs and there is not room to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Lovely walk on the loop trail to Botany Bay and botanical beach. The trail is about 2-3 miles depending on where you stop along the way. Highly recommend doing the loop as you see various old trees and lush ferns and other plants and wild flowers. It's like stepping into a scene of Jurassic park. The beaches at low tide... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My friend, a local in Victoria, drove us to Juan de Fuca Marine Trail where we stopped for explorations on short graveled trails to Botanical Beach where the sand is more like gravel and black blending with gray, and shades of light brown volcanic ash that at low tide offered mini aquariums of tiny fish, crabs and sea urchins and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We walked the stretch from China beach to Bear beach and back again. This is a absolutely stunning walk, with a mixture of woodland and coast paths. It had been raining the morning we went, and the path was a bit muddy in places but still passable. Not a route for the casual stroller either, the path can be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Me and two of my friends started from Parkinson creek trailhead. It was a great hike lots to look at and a decent bit of hikers mostly foreign I assume as they were drinking the water right from creek without purifying it.(used to poor water conditions in home country they told us) I would highly recommend doing the whole trail... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Just did the first 2 km out of the China Beach parking lot to Mystic Beach. The suspension bridge was really neat. Lots of traversing up and down over tree roots and uneven surfaces. This late November day a lot of the trail was flooded with rain water. I didn't find Mystic Beach all that pretty but there were some... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We hiked from the China Beach parking lot to Mystic Beach and back (4 km altogether). Classed as "moderate", this section is on the rugged side of moderate. (For small children, we suggest walking to the beach at the Alyard Farm portion of East Sooke Regional Park.) The scenery is fantastic and Mystic Beach is glorious. We also hiked in... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The hike was perfect! Difficult of course but the rewards outweigh any aches and pains. The only problem that my husband and I experienced was that we booked the shuttle service, West Coast Trail Express, from Victoria. It is not cheap and the pick up to head back to Victoria was late. But the real kicker was that they require... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the most dangerous people you could hike with on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is author Donald C Mills. He misrepresents himself and his book about the trail is full of errors.

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Address: British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-391-2300
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island

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