THE CAPE SCOTT NORTH COAST TRAIL SHUTTLE

                                         MAY 1st - SEPT 15

"YOUR ONE-STOP LAND AND WATER TAXI TRANSPORTATION"

The North Coast Trail is a 43.1 kilometre extension to the Cape Scott Trail. It runs from Shushartie Bay to Nissen Bight where it joins the old Cape Scott Trail.

Average hiking times from Shushartie Bay to Cape Scott Parking Lot in wet weather-- 6 days.

When dry-- 5 days

Add an extra day if hiking to Cape Scott Light House.

The North Coast Trail compares favorably but is more difficult than the West Coast Trail. There are no crowds or reservation system.All transportation must be pre booked.It has been said that the North Coast Trail is now what the West Coast Trail was 20 to 30 years ago. The scenery is spectacular with sprawling sand beaches and a profusion of wildlife—bears, birds, and eagles.

THE SHUTTLE

10 passenger GMC van which will pick up hikers and their packs.
The Shuttle Van leaves Port Hardy at 11 am and picks up those finishing the trail between 1pm and 2 pm to return them to their vehicle in Port Hardy around 3:30pm.

THE WATER TAXI "SEA LEGEND 1"

32 Foot 12 passenger vessel, heated cab, twin engines, travels at 25 knots. Port Hardy to Shushartie Bay 50-60 minute trip. Step off our bow onto the dry shore at the trail head at Shushartie Bay and begin your adventure. Water taxi leaves Port Hardy at 8:00am and arrives at Shushartie Bay approx. 9am when we have bookings.

LINKS

North Coast Hostel

Cape Scott Water Taxi

COAST & KAYAK Magazine
C & N Backpackers

Glen Lyon Inn
Quarterdeck Inn
Quatse River Campsite

Sunny Sanctuary Campground
Bear Cove Cottages
North Island Daytrippers
Orange Tabby B&B
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Northern Vancouver Island Trails Society
Town Taxi (250) 949-7877
Club Tread
Odyessey Kayaking
Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce
Ecoscape Cabins
Mike Blake Guiding
CapeScottPark.com
BC Parks
John Baldwin.ca (Visit for Online Map)
NorthCoastCottages.ca (North Coast Cottages)
NORTH COAST TRAIL MAPSHEET
North Coast Trail Adventure by Matthew Lettington

*Some images on photogallery provided courtesy of Matthew Lettington