Vancouver Island Spine Trail

I attended my first monthly meetup for Outdoor Vanisle this month at the Longwood Brewpub in Nanaimo. I was fortunate to catch a presentation on the proposed VI Spine trail setup by Gil Parker a member of the Vancouver Island Spine Association (VISTA). What is the VI Spine? It's a proposed 700km hiking trail that will run the length of Vancouver Island, connecting communities and wilderness. VISTA is planning to raise awareness of the trail by putting on a relay starting up in June. It will include hiking, biking, and running from Cape Scott to Victoria!

If you're looking for more information on the trail check out VISTA's website

Leg Date Location Mode of Transportation
1June 5Cape Scott Parking Lot to Nissen BightHike
2June 6North Coast Trail to Shushartie BayRun
3June 7Shushartie River to Port HardyMountain Bike
 June 8COMMUNITY DAY in Port Hardy 
 4 June 9-10 Port Hardy to Campbell River Road Bike
  June 9 COMMUNITY Evening in Woss 
  June 11 COMMUNITY DAY in Campbell River 
 5 June 11 Campbell River to Mt. Washington Road Bike
  June 11 COMMUNITY Evening at Mt. Washington 
 6 June 12-14 Mt. Washington to Cumberland Hike and snowshoe
  June 15 COMMUNITY DAY in Cumberland 
 7 June 16 Cumberland to Mt. Clifton Mountain Bike
 8 June 17-19 Mt. Clifton to Port Alberni Hike and snowshoe
  June 20 COMMUNITY DAY in Port Alberni 
 9 June 21-23 Port Alberni to Lake Cowichan Mountain Bike
  June 24 COMMUNITY DAY in Lake Cowichan 
 10 June 25-26 Lake Cowichan to Victoria Run and Horseback
  June 27 COMMUNITY DAY in Victoria 

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