Without a doubt, one of the most amazing things to see at San Josef Bay are the sea stacks. The sea stacks at San Josef Bay are some of the only ocean-eroded stacks on Vancouver Island, and are certainly the most extreme. Water surging through the sandy passages at high tide has slowly eroded the softer rock, leaving behind only the harder formations. In some spots, this effect has left behind the sea stacks, a remarkable feature, but one found fairly commonly around the world.
The natural serenity of the Wild West Coast can offer hikers moments of nirvana! After leaving Port Hardy, we will travel active logging roads and pass through the historic town of Holberg. While aboard our comfortable 15-passenger van, there is a good chance of Black Bear, Roosevelt Elk or other wildlife sightings.
After making a quick stop at the Scarlet Ibis Pub, guests can access washrooms and take a photo opportunity or catch some fresh air. We will continue approximately 30 minutes down the road past Holberg to the Cape Scott Provincial Park trailhead.
From here, we will walk approximately 45 minutes on a well-maintained trail that winds through old-growth stands of Western Red Cedar and Sitka Spruce. There is an outhouse at the trailhead near the beach. Guests will be encouraged to stroll the magnificent beach and comb the shores or tide pools leading to the epic Sea Stacks that have been carved into the landscape!