Canada’s longest hut to hut hiking trail.
Have you hiked any of the Sunshine Coast Trail yet? Located in the Powell River area, it’s Canada’s longest hut-to-hut hiking trail, stretching over 180km of beautiful landscapes, from coastal shorelines, along creeks and lakes, through old growth forests to panoramic mountaintops. It provides hikers with the opportunity to experience Powell River’s breathtaking backcountry with its rich fauna and flora. Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE? If you aren’t ready to tackle the whole trail there are many access points allowing hikers to explore smaller sections, or via one extraordinary multi-day hiking vacation! Huts dot the trail at stunning locations and make for a diverse day hike, or a secure overnight experience. For hiking guides, trip planning, maps, and more, visit sunshinecoast-trail.com
The Sunshine Coast Trail stretches from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound, across Powell River, and all the way down to Saltery Bay. There are currently 14 huts along the trail that are “first-come, first-sleep”. Many have surrounding tent sites nearby, just in case. Three of the higher elevation huts are also winterized, making the Sunshine Coast Trail accessible year around.
Looking to do a smaller hike? You can try sections of the Sunshine Coast Trail. Here are some suggested routes: