Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada.
Interest: Getting outside in any capacity.
If you are concerned about vehicle theft, consider taking the West Coast Trail bus/JDF Trail bus, google for link. The money you spend is definitely worth the peace of mind.
They can pick you up in downtown Victoria, and drop you at China beach, and then pick you back up in Port Renfrew.
The only catch would be walking the ~3KM from Botanical TH back to the pick up spot near the Pub.
I have done it both ways, from Botanical to China, and from China to Botanical.
I found it easier (just my observation), starting at China beach going toward Botanical.
“Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person.” - Yvon Chouinard