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Cape Scott Provincial Park

Vancouver Island North Tourism gratefully acknowledges that Cape Scott Provincial Park is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Kwakwaka’wakw and Quatsino peoples.

The Cape Scott Trail is a classic trek for beginners and intermediates alike. Hikers will venture into the rainforests, marshlands, and along wide stretches of abandoned beaches to experience the remote beauty of the park. It’s approximately an 18 kilometer, 5 or 6 hour hike, from the trailhead to Nels Bight. Nels Bight is an ideal location to set up camp and explore the remote, sweeping beaches of Guise Bay, Experiment Bight and the Cape Scott Lighthouse. The area offers unlimited beach camping and basic facilities, including pit toilets, food caches and a ranger cabin which is staffed throughout the summer months. Set aside 2 or 3 days to give yourself enough time to really explore and enjoy the area.


This is a remote, backcountry trail. Always make sure you are well prepared for your trip. Visitors to the park should bring their own supplies, be self-sufficient and pack out what you pack in. Follow the three Ts—trip planning, training, and taking the essentials.

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