Juan de Fuca Provincial Park

Vancouver Island

A rough and rugged wilderness swath with a wave-crashing coastline where whales, otters and a multitude of marine life thrives. Old-growth forest, waterfalls and log-strewn beaches add to the appeal while camping is also available.

The park extends for around 50km along the West Coast of Vancouver Island and is popular for its long-distance wilderness hike, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail.

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