gowland tod hikers

about us

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einsteinrock-leaping

There are two main reasons why West Coast Trekking was created:

 A deep love, appreciation and respect for nature
 A passion to share this beauty with people
Right the first time I traveled the West Coast of BC about almost two decades ago, it’s beauty and diversity fascinated me like nothing else before and I immediately knew that Vancouver Island would be my home at some point. Now, after 20 years in the tourism and event industry and after creating a wonderful family and a cozy home at Shawnigan Lake, I am fulfilling my dream to do what I always wanted:
Getting out there every day and sharing the amazing abundance of nature and wildlife. And hey, don’t they always say do what you love the most? So that is it for me!

I am excited to have a passionate team of guides and fitness instructors on board to share their knowledge and combined experience with you. Take a look around and call or Email to arrange the best time for your favorite hike.