If you want something different do to at port instead of the endless shops, consider this hike. It is definitely not easy as you are traveling up at a rapid pace. We did 1 mile and it was about 1200 feet- took us about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The forest is very refreshing to observe with huge trees and waterfalls. There is a look-out about 1 mile up so make sure you make it that high because the views are incredible. We used the free GPS available at the visitor's center just as a back-up but the trail is easy to follow so you may not need it. There is a free downtown shuttle that takes you to the Totem Heritage Museum. From there it is about a 10-minute walk to the trailhead- have the bus driver point out the direction to walk in.
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