Vancouver Island


Day Hike - Vancouver Island

Naturalist and photography-oriented road trip on Vancouver Island that includes car camping, short hikes and a full day cruise on a merchant vessel. Photographers of all skills welcome!

  • Casual

Meet at the Green Lake Park & Ride (65th and 5th) at the north-most end of the parking lot at 4am.

We will need to leave promptly in order to drive to Anacortes and catch our ferry to Sidney, B.C.

Please note that you will need a passport for the border crossing (Anacortes to Sidney).

Day 1 – Monday, June 8

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 9


Day 3 – Wednesday, June 10

  • Drive to Elk Falls Provincial Park
    • Make camping reservation for one night ($22) starting Feb. 10th -  (I'm in site #60)
    • Explore park with its waterfalls and suspension bridge

Day 4 – Thursday, June 11

Day 5 – Friday, June 12

Approximate Costs:

  • Ferry (each way)
    • $47 per driver/vehicle
    • $21 per passenger
  • 4 nights camping
    • $81
  • MV UChuck cruise
    • $80 per adult / $75 for 65+ seniors
  • Gas – RoadTrippers approximates gas costs at $88 per vehicle
  • Food

Note: I plan to have a pre-trip meeting on Tuesday, May 5th. Probably at a local restaurant.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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