Get out in your NatureHood: Sunshine Coast Trail

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Asma Hassan, Guest Blogger

This blog was written by Asma Hassan.  

The Sunshine Coast Trail is a beautiful 185 km hiking trail located in British Columbia. The trail extends from Sarah Point to Saltery Bay and is an excellent location for a family outing. In terms of difficulty, most of the trail is considered to be moderate while some areas are more challenging.

The trail consists of a variety of landscapes such as shorelines, creeks, lakes and even mountaintops. It’s the perfect location to take photographs and appreciate all that nature has to offer. You and your family are sure to enjoy a lovely hike on a very unique trail.

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Sunshine Coast Trail. Flickr photo by Rick McCharles (CC BY 2.0)

The Sunshine Coast Trail is the only free hut-to-hut hiking trail in Canada. Hut-to-hut hiking is a fun addition to the hiking experience and it is also quite rare in Canada. There are huts located throughout the trail, which provide hikers with a place to rest for a bit and socialize. These huts are open to the public so they are also a great way to connect with other hikers!

If your family is preparing for a trip to this beautiful trail there are few things to keep in mind:

  • Come with hiking boots that will properly support your ankles.
  • Make sure to wear layers, as the weather might get a bit chilly.
  • Even if you plan to stay in huts, it would be wise to bring tents as the huts might be full.
  • Be sure to pack your phone in case of emergencies.
  • A first aid kit is always an excellent resource to bring along.
  • As always, be sure to pack enough food and water for the trip.

Don’t forget to have fun on this beautiful trail!

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