Day 12: Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, Qualicum Bay/Bowser

Trail: Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, North and South Loops, with Woodlot Trail Distance Hiked: 10.3 km Time Walking: 2 hr, 48 min Trail Rating: Easy (except for the railway trestle bridge crossing...which I did not love) How to Get There: The South Loop parking lot is located at the end of Lioness Blvd (off Lions …

Day 4: Saysutshun (Newcastle Island)

Trail: Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) Distance Hiked: 13.77 km Walking Time: 3 hrs, 14 min Difficulty: Easy Getting There: Ferry from Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo, BC ($7 return) History: Saysutshun is the home of the Snuneymuxw people. It is associated with physical and spiritual healing. After European contact, Saysutshun housed a coal mining operation, a fish-salting …