Vancouver Island Region

The western portion of the Trans Canada Trail begins in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. From there, it travels north to Nanaimo, where it connects to the mainland by ferry at Departure Bay. The trail passes through scenic forest, mountain, coastal and rural areas, and visits several communities along its 200 kilometre route.

Many portions of the Trans Canada Trail on Vancouver Island are built on abandoned railway lines where the grades are gentle and many of the famous wooden trestle bridges have been upgraded for trail use. The trail surface is normally packed or paved. The trail is used by pedestrians, cyclists, and horseback riders. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on trails that are designated as Trans Canada Trail, though road connections are shared with vehicles.

Report a Trail Closure

ONLY USE THIS FORM TO REPORT CLOSURES ON THE TRANS CANADA TRAIL / THE GREAT TRAIL.

Trail maintenance issues are the responsibility of the Trail Steward, which is either the trail owner or a group given authorization to perform maintenance work. Trails BC is a trail steward for a very limited number of trail segments on the Trans Canada Trail; unfortunately, if a major trail issue occurs along the Trans Canada Trail, there is often very little we can do about it - but we can try to pass on the information to the trail steward, if one exists.

Information such as a precise location (GPS waypoint), photo, as well as your contact information is extremely helpful to ensure the problem is accurately reported.

AGAIN, DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO SUBMIT NOTICES ABOUT TRAILS THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE TRANS CANADA TRAIL. We will simply delete the submission and it will not be posted or passed on to anyone. If you need to report a closure on such a trail, please determine the trail owner or operator and send a notice to them.

Would it be unwise to continue through the closure or blockage? You may add more detail in your report.
Please enter your trail closure report. Include a GPS location or a detailed description of its precise location.
JPG format only, 3 MB max. You must click "upload" after selecting file.
If the blockage/closure can be bypassed, please include your recommended route to do so!