Imagine all of the features of the famed West Coast Trail, put them in an even wilder and more remote setting, remove the massive numbers of tourists and you have the Nootka Trail. This remote and beautiful coastal walk takes in stunning, long, white sandy beaches, rocky headlands, coastal rainforest and ancient First Nations settlements. Abundant wildlife and a superlatively rich coastal ecosystem make this an unforgettable five-day trek.
All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers, and hazards, some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.
Included in the price:
- 5 days of guided hiking
- Return charter float plane flight (Gold River to Louie Bay to begin the trip, and Friendly Cove back to Gold River at the trip's end)
- All meals and snacks (partial meals and snacks on travel days)
Not included in the price:
- Transport to and from meeting point in Gold River
- Personal equipment
We can arrange transport to and from meeting point for an additional fee.
Camping equipment is available to rent for an additional fee.
- Nootka Trail (pdf)
$1,495.00 / person(at 5:1 ratio)
Mike is a truly excellent guide. We feel very fortunate to have had him. The food was great too - all very high quality. The experience unforgettable. Going on a trip like this really makes you realize what a great country we live in.William Kaplan, Toronto, ON
Just wanted to write and say thanks for organizing another great IAG trip for us. Mike was extremely well-prepared with enthusiasm to match, and we had a blast while seeing some of Vancouver Island's most spectacular scenery and wildlife. It has been very difficult getting back to work this week!Mary Thiess & Toby Gorman, Nanaimo, BC
We had an awesome time on the Nootka trail. Yes, at times it was a good workout (which we enjoyed too), and the full experience was terrific. Our guide Michael Morse was great. His meals and overall consideration exceeded expectations. He is highly client-service focused, friendly and encouraging. We would highly recommend him for future engagements by Island Alpine Guides.Bentley family, Vancouver, BC
It was the experience of our lifetime. Our guide Mike and our fellow hikers Mary and Toby were fantastic. Mike gave us the impression of being in a Hilton hotel: excellent meals and utmost care. We couldn't have imagined a better guide and companions. When we're back in Belgium we'll certainly talk to others about this trail, this beautiful country and the excellent guidance by Island Alpine Guides.Andre & Rita Van de Perre, Melsele, Belgium