North Coast Trail
The North Coast Trail lies wholly within Cape Scott Provincial Park and links the most northerly section of the VIT to its objective at Cape Scott.
The following text is copied from the BC Parks website, which provides more detail on the Trail and trail conditions.
Campsites, spaced about a day’s hike apart (or less), are located at Shushartie Bay, Skinner Creek, Nahwitti River, Cape Sutil, Shuttleworth Bight, Laura Creek, Nissen Bight, Nels Bight, Experiment Bight, Guise Bay and at Eric Lake. Many of these sites are on beautiful white-sand beaches and located near sources of water.
From Cape Scott, you will have to hike out to the Cape Scott Trail trailhead on the San Josef River and arrange ground transport through Holberg back to Port Hardy. Click here for shuttle service information.
For background and history on the hardy settlers that attempted to farm in the Cape Scott area, be sure to read The Cape Scott Story by Lester Peterson and/or take a look at Cape Scott – Part 1: Danish Settlement – I Wonder and Wander
If you choose to hike to Holberg (or have a ‘ride’ from friends or relatives), be sure to stop by Ronning’s Garden to see its amazing collection of non-native trees and plants. The Scarlet Ibis pub in Holberg provides both refreshments and pub meals as well as showers and has ‘adventure huts’ available to rent – go to Scarlet Ibis Pub | Holberg, BC.