Posts by Ross Collicutt

Kinsol Trestle

Kinsol Trestle

Covering over 700 km of Vancouver Island, the VI Trail passes many beautiful places to stop and take a picture.  Some views provide amazing pictures and some are packed with history.  One place with a lot of history is the … Read the rest

Nadira Main to Tuck Lake – images

Nadira Main to Tuck Lake – images

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Cowichan Valley Trail, 66 Mile Trestle to Lake Cowichan (10.6km)

Old rail grade through provincial park and private forest lands. The Cowichan River is one of the South Island’s signature rivers. This section of the trail has some excellent river access points.

 Suitable for:  Hike/Bike/Equestrian hikercyclistequestrian

The Trail

The trail follows … Read the rest

Jacklin Road or Veteran Memorial Parkway to Humpback Reservoir Trailhead (4.3km)

Urban paved footpath and cycle route.

cyclist hiker

The Trail

The Trans-Canada Trail/Great Trail and Spine Trail diverge from the Galloping Goose Trail at Veteran Memorial Parkway and continue along a common route all the way to the Town of Lake Cowichan.… Read the rest

Lochside/Galloping Goose Switch Bridge to Jacklin Road (13.5km)

Urban paved and gravel trail along a highway, progressing to a lightly forested route.

Footpath and Cycle Route cyclisthiker

The Trail

This trail section is a partially urban paved foot path which follows the Galloping Goose Regional Trail from just outside … Read the rest

Clover Point to Ogden Point (3.8km) *SE Trailhead moved 6.3KM to Anderson Hill Park

Urban paved footpath with spectacular views of the ocean bluffs and marine traffic in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Footpath ONLY (bikes, roller bladers, skateboards and equestrians prohibited) hiker

The Trail

This is an urban paved trail along the  shoreline, … Read the rest

Here it Comes….. the Trail Book Blog

Here it Comes….. the Trail Book Blog

The Vancouver Island Trail is a multi-use (foot, cycle, equestrian) non-motorized trail, that links communities and ecosystems along a 765 km long, north-south transect of Vancouver Island. It uses both new and existing trails and inactive and active logging roads.  … Read the rest

North Island Trails get Funding Boost

North Island Trails get Funding Boost

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News Release
May 03, 2017

Port McNeill: The Vancouver Island Spine Trail is closer to the finish line with a grant of $20,000 from the government of British Columbia.  The money is to be used for the construction of some … Read the rest

VI Spine Trail receives $20,000 grant from Outdoor Club of Victoria

VI Spine Trail receives $20,000 grant from Outdoor Club of Victoria

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News Release

April 22, 2017

Cowichan Lake: Earth Day was celebrated by the Outdoor Club of Victoria by announcing that the club has received a grant of $20,000 from the government of

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Outdoor Club of Victoria Special Funding Announcement for the VI Spine Trail

COWICHAN LAKE: The Outdoor Club of Victoria and several other hiking clubs from Cowichan, Duncan and Port Alberni celebrate Earth Day by making a funding announcement for the Vancouver Island Spine Trail. When complete the trail will be 700 kms … Read the rest