So close,

yet so far out
Even though the west coast of Vancouver Island is one of the wildest places in the world, it’s actually surprisingly easy to get here.

Getting to West Coast Comfort Camping

Via the West Coast Trail

The campsite is located at Kilometre 30 of the West Coast Trail, which is a 30 km hike from the north trailhead at Pachena Beach, and a 45 km hike and ferry from the south trailhead at Gordon River.

Getting to West Coast Comfort Camping

Via Nitinaht Lake

From Malachan, take the Water Taxi to the drop off point on the north side of Nitinat Narrows. Hike 2.5 km northwest on the West Coast Trail to the campsite. The water taxi leaves daily from Nitinat Lake dock at 8:30 a.m. and returns daily at 5:30 p.m. If you are visiting the Crab Shack please note that it is located on the south side of the Nitinat Narrows, a 2.5 km hike from the Comfort Camping. The ferry service to get you across the Narrows runs throughout the day.

Getting to

The West Coast Trailheads

Parks Canada provides up-to-date information on how to reach each of the three West Coast Trail entry and exit points.