Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: May 2013
Location: VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada.
Bus is OK, but easier to take two cars and drive up to leave one in Bamfield and leave the other at Renfrew, or vice versa. If solo then the bus is it. I doubt the rental car companies would allow their cars up that road though! A friend of mine drives the bus, has great stories.
I agree Juan de Fuca is not as nice as the WCT. But it is cheap and easy to access, ten bucks a night pp. Can be done in 2-4 days. hey trailhead is 1 hour drive from my home. perfect training/shakedown trail prepping for WCT. I do not understand why folks struggle with car camping nonsense when they can just march down the JDF a couple miles and camp beachfront for ten bucks, no reservation, no crowds.
the crowds on the WCT found at Walbran and Tsusiat as they are the natural tourist draws/choke points. We were mostly alone on the trail, and the campsites were not too busy other than those two and we camped a few miles away from Tsusiat, alone. I felt Carmanah was the nicest, with pretty massive long beach, and I think only 4 others camped there that night - we spent half a day lying on the beach in the sun and wandering down to Moniques for bottles of wine and a couple meals.
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