Come and experience the beautiful diversity of landscapes, ecosystems and cultures.
The VIT is the longest trail route on Vancouver Island at nearly 800 km. It is a living trail that changes over time based on weather, water levels and human activities, a continuous non-motorized trail that passes through the traditional territories of many Indigenous Peoples from the Songhees in the south to the Tlatlasikwala in the north.
Vancouver Island Trail begins on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ(Saanich), lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees) and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation who continue to maintain a profound and spiritual connection to the Land.
“The VIT will challenge you mentally and physically as you embark on a journey lesser travelled through rugged landscapes that encapsulate the history, culture, and diversity of Vancouver Island.”
Oliver and Tania Roenitz
A unique opportunity to explore
“…hiking trails offer a unique opportunity to explore and experience nature at your own pace. I encourage you to go for a hike and discover the beauty of the Vancouver Island Trail for yourself.”
Chair of the World Trails Network
All the beauty and solitude you could ever dream of.
“From the sandy beaches and lush forest, to windswept lakes and rugged alpine, one experiences the magic of all the island’s biodiversity. My thru-hike was motivated by a desire to get to know the place I call home more intimately – and what a privilege it was to walk the length of the island and experience its diverse beauty! The trail was full of unexpected challenges, yet even more unexpected beauty – the opportunity to explore Vancouver Island’s famous sites and hidden gems and everything in between at walking pace was life-changing and awe-inspiring.”