New logoCurrent Status of the VI Trail

A VITA volunteer – Alan Philip of Duncan – has compiled a series of 7 topographic maps that cover the entire Trail from Victoria to Cape Scott.  These are all up-dated as of July, 2020.

As you will see in the map legends, the maps indicate completed trail sections in green, sections of the route using roads in yellow, proposed/projected sections of trail in olive green, and sections over water in blue.  The maps also show roads that access the Trail (including gated roads) and campsites.

Zoom in and out as you wish – there is lots of detail on these high resolution images.

The VI Trail is currently about 85% complete.  Detailed planning and location of the trail along the remainder of the route is now progressing following completion of a memorandum of understanding that reflects the co-operative working relationship between VITA and Mosaic Forest Management, the timberland manager for both TimberWest and Island Timberlands.


The 7 mapsheets can be downloaded as pdf’s, as follows:

Victoria to Lake Cowichan

Download Map 1

Lake Cowichan to Port Alberni

Download Map 2

Port Alberni to Cumberland

Download Map 3

Cumberland to Strathcona Dam

Download Map 4

Strathcona Dam to Woss

Download Map 5

Woss to Port McNeill

Download Map 6

Port McNeill to Cape Scott

Sections of the VI Trail

Click the links below for section descriptions and current status of various sections of the VI Trail, to download GPS tracks, and to view the GPS tracks.  Of the available map options, the OCM-Landscape map is probably the most useful (it includes contours – quite detailed if you zoom in).

For more detail, take a look at the Guidebook and check out the Blog for recent updates.

To view the Trail on a satellite image:

Left click on Story Map Format  – (or right click & select “Open link in a new tab”)

The satellite imagery is high resolution.  You can pan around the image and zoom in and out (use +/- buttons or a scroll wheel) as desired.

The trail sections (various colors) correspond to the 7 sections available as downloadable topographic maps earlier on this page (the red download buttons).