VI Spine Map Overview – September 2012


Our goal of having a complete set of trails that extend from the northern to the southern tip of Vancouver Island is one step closer with the (almost completed) Tuck Lake Trail project.  For fun, we have created a Google Earth map which plots both existing and “dream” trails. NOTICE: this is just a sketch and the final Trail route will likely look very different!

Orange – existing trails

  • To date, existing trails consist of the North Coast Trail; some trails near Port Hardy and Fort Rupert;  the Alberni Runner’s Trail; the Cowichan Valley Trail; and the Galloping Goose Trail.

Yellow – trails “in progress”

  • The Tuck Lake Trail project was started in early August. Click here to read more about it.

Purple – proposed trails

  • Currently there are two proposed trails on Southern Vancouver Island, notably one between the Malahat and the Galloping Goose, as well as one running from Johnson Street Bridge along Victoria’s Inner Harbour to Mile Zero on Dallas Road.  Both of these proposed trails would become part of the Trans Canada Trail.

Blue – “dream” trails

  • As it stands, we have several “dream” trails – those which we hope will connect to existing trails in the future.

Missing! – missing from this rough sketch are trails that will branch off the Spine Trail, such as the CRD Lochside Trail connection to the South Island ferrys at Swartz Bay, and a spur to the Nitinat Village.