Online PTs

These walks, for which VABC is responsible, require online registration- there is no walk box. The registration process requires some preplanning and applies to these walks only.

  1. Click here to download, print and sign a waiver/registration form (one for each person in your group.)
  2. Click below on the route and distance you want in order to download and print the walk instructions and maps. Please note: By downloading these instructions you and all members of your group are agreeing to our terms, which include signing our waiver before you start your walk.
    Click the Start Point for a map and directions.
  3. Do the walk.
  4. Mail the registration form to David Cattrall, 1231 Hewlett Place, Victoria BC, V8S 4P6 and enclose a cheque or money order to VABC ($2 per person, per walk.) Electronic stamps will be emailed to you.
  5. Or email the registration form as an attachment to David.Cattrall@telus.net and etransfer payment to him. You will receive inserts by email once he has received payment.
  6. Questions? Phone David at 250-598-4316 or email him at David.Cattrall@telus.net

Online Registration Walks

Abbotsford PT321
START POINT:  Mill Lake Parking Lot, 32995 Bevan Ave, V2S 6P9
Route starts at Mill Lake Parking lot, passes historic Trethewey House, goes around Mill Lake and through other parks. It passes the oldest Sikh Temple in Canada (1911) and through the old town of Abbotsford.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 2B

Chemainus PT110
START POINT:  Chemainus Visitor Centre, 102-9799 Waterwheel Crescent, V0R 1K0
Both walks zigzag through business and residential streets to view the murals for which Chemainus is famous. The 10 km walk also includes part of the Cowichan River Trail. Washrooms available at Start/Finish.
Click here for 5 km – rating 1B
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B

Duncan PT304
START POINT:  Cowichan Valley Museum, 130 Canada Ave, V9L 3Y2
Walk goes through the town of Duncan, passing a number of totem poles for which Duncan is famous and along trails beside Somenos Marsh & in Centennial Park. On Saturdays, when the weather is good, it passes by a very popular farmers’ market.
Click here for 6 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 2B

Elk Falls PT266
START POINT:  Elk Falls Provincial Park, Brewster Lake Road, off Highway 28, 4 km west of Highway 19, Campbell River.
Walk on trails to view the falls and continue around the Old Growth Loop Trail.10 km continue on to Canyon View trail along both sides of the canyon.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 2C

Englishman River / Little Qualicum PT264
START POINT:  Englishman River Falls Provincial Park,
2245 Errington Rd, V0R 1V0

The first 5 km is on trails in Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. In order to do the complete 10 km walk of PT264, you need to do this walk plus the Little Qualicum Falls 4 km walk.
Click here for the 5 km Englishman River Falls walk- rating 2C
Click here for the 4 km Little Qualicum Falls walk – rating 2C


Field PT330 (May 15 – December 8)
START POINT:  Emerald Lake Parking Lot
The 5 km route walks all around Emerald Lake. The 11 km route also goes up the mountainside into the Emerald Basin. Washrooms available at the start/finish.
Click here for both 5 km and 11 km – ratings 1C / 4D

Golden PT310
START POINT:  Hwy 95S and 5 St N.
NOTE: Golden is on Mountain (not Pacific) Time. Both routes cross the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge to follow the Kicking Horse River & the Rotary Trails, through a short residential section to the downtown of Golden.
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – ratings 1B / 2B

Hope PT009
START POINT:  Hope and Area Recreation Centre, 1005 6 Ave, V0X 1L4
The route goes through the town of Hope with views of the water and surrounding mountains, and passes chain saw carvings by Pete Ryan.
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – rating 1B

Invermere PT258
START POINT:  Invermere Inn and Suites, 1310 7th Ave, V0A 1K0
Walk goes to Windermere Lake, up the Main Street, past the museum, then along the bluffs. Always surrounded by mountains. A really lovely town.
Click here for both 6 km and 10 km – ratings 1A / 2B

Kamloops PT103
START POINT:  Pioneer Park, 7th Ave, V2V 1V7
Historic downtown, waterfront, waterfront parks & trails. Washrooms available at start/finish, beside public library at the corner of 5th & Victoria Streets and along the route.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 2B

Kelowna PT178
START POINT:  Prestige Beach House, 1675 Abbott St, V1Y 8S3
The trail is on paved surfaces through residential areas and a park, alongside
Lake Okanagan. Washrooms available at Start/Finish and in the park.
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – ratings 1A

Keremeos PT302
START POINT:  Keremeos Visitor Centre, 417 7th Ave, V0X 1N3
The 12 km route follows an old rail-bed (Vancouver, Victoria & Eastern rail line) through residential areas and orchards, over a Covered Bridge with the return on the opposite side of the Similkameen River. Washrooms available at Start/Finish.
Click here for 5 km – rating 1B
Click here for 12 km – rating 1B

Kimberley PT105
START POINT:  1690 Warren Ave, V1A 1R6
This scenic walk follows a wooded trail overlooking Mark Creek and the St. Mary’s River Valley to arrive in Marysville: an early miner’s community. The walk returns along the banks of Mark Creek back to the start point. Along the way are excellent views & peaceful rest stops. Watch for small trout in the tributaries leading into Mark Creek.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 11 km – rating 2B

Lake Cowichan PT082
START POINT:  Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre, Saywell Park, 125C S Shore Rd, V0R 2G0
Walk goes through some residential areas & downtown Lake Cowichan, plus some stretches of the Great Trail including two old trestle bridges. Walk showcases the lake, the river and the town. Washrooms available at start/finish and in Central Park
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 2B

Mayne Island PT303
START POINT:  Mayne Island Ferry Terminal, Village Bay, Village Bay Rd,  V0N 2J2
Car is not required on Mayne Island. Contact BC Ferries at www.bcferries.com for schedules. The route goes along winding and hilly country roads to Georgina Point Heritage Park and Lighthouse, with its views of Active Pass & Galiano Island, with an optional 3 km that includes a Japanese garden. Washrooms available at ferry terminal, Miners Bay, Georgina Point Park and outside Japanese garden.
Click here for 6 km 9 km 12 km 15 km 18 km (all on same map) – ratings 2B


Mill Bay PT196
START POINT:  Mill Bay Shopping Centre, 2720 Mill Bay Rd,  V0R 2P1
Walk includes local streets & some lovely trails. Washrooms available at start/finish and on route. 
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 2B

Mount Robson PT095
START POINT:  Berg Lake Trailhead, Mt Robson Provincial Park
Both 5 km and 10 km routes are on trail with good views of Mt. Robson and along the Robson River. 10 km route goes to Kinney Lake. Dogs are allowed on a leash to Kinney Lake. For trail conditions, call 1-800-435-5622 or link to webcam at www.bcparks.ca
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – ratings 2B

Mount Tzouhalem PT263
START POINT:  Parking lot of Mount Tzouhalem Ecological Reserve, Kaspa Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 5P719.  This is about 8 km east northeast of Duncan.
Walk up forestry road and trails for views of water and Cowichan Valley.
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – ratings 3B

Okanagan Falls PT259
START POINT:  Okanagan Falls Visitor Centre, 5350 9th Ave,  V0H 1R1
With the exception of about 3 km, the trail is on the Kettle Valley rail-bed along Skaha Lake shore. Washrooms available at start/finish and at the 11 km walk turn around point in the summer.
Click here for both 5 km and 11 km – ratings 1B

Oliver River Walk PT254
START POINT:  Oliver Visitor Centre, 6431 Station St,  V0H 1T0
The route is out & back on a paved trail along the Okanagan River. Washrooms available at the start/finish.
Click here for both 5 km and11 km – ratings 1A

Peachland PT107
START POINT:  Peachland Visitor Centre, 5684 Beach Ave, V0H 1X6
Trail is very easy walking on pavement along the lakeshore.  Washrooms available at start/finish & at two points on route. 
Click here for both 6 km and 10 km – ratings 1A

Penticton PT200
START POINT:  BC Wine Information Centre, 553 Vees Dr,  V2A 8S3
We follow part of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, by the lake shore, through downtown and along some residential streets.
Click here for both 6 km and 10 km – ratings 1B

Port Alberni PT265
START POINT:  Dog Mountain Brewery, 3141 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, V9Y 4C4.
5 km route is on streets around town to the waterfront. The 10 km route continues on trails and through Ravenhill Park to the waterfront.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2A
Click here for10 km – rating 2A           

Prince George PT159  
START POINT:  Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum, 850 River Rd,  V2L 5S8
The walk follows the Heritage River Trail through parks along the Fraser and Nechako Rivers with some residential walking.
Click here for the 12 km route – rating 2B

Princeton PT301
START POINT:  Princeton Visitor Centre, 169 Bridge St,  V0X 1W0
The route is an out and back route on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail Great Trail (Trans-Canada Trail) with views of the Similkameen River.
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – ratings 1B

Qualicum Beach PT137
START POINT:  Parking lot near Quality Foods, 705 Memorial Ave,  V9K 1T3
A scenic walk on wooded trails, along the waterfront and through the town of Qualicum Beach. Washrooms at start/finish.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for10 km – rating 2B

Revelstoke PT325
START POINT:  Revelstoke Visitor Centre, 301 Victoria Rd W,  V0E 2S0
The 5 km route explores the historic business & residential areas of Revelstoke while the 10 km route also includes lovely trails by the Columbia & Illecillewaet Rivers.
Click here for 5 km – rating 1B
Click here for 10 km – rating 1B



Salmon Arm PT257
START POINT:  Parking lot opposite 781 Marine Park Dr, V1E 2X1
The trail is along the shoreline through a nature reserve which is the nesting place of the Western Grebe.
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – ratings 1B

Shawnigan Lake / Kinsol Trestle PT262
START POINT:  West Shawnigan Lake Provincial Park, W Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W0. 
Walk on Cowichan Valley Trail (Great Trail) and across the Kinsol Trestle –  the largest wooden trestle in the Commonwealth and one of the highest railway trestles in the world..
Click here for 5 km – rating 1B
Click here for 12 km – rating 1B

Summerland PT305
START POINT:  Peach Orchard Beach Park, Lakeshore Drive S,  V0H 1Z0
Trails & roads, through residential areas & orchards passing wineries and a waterfall.
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – rating 3B

Tofino PT309
START POINT: South Chesterman Beach Parking, Chesterman Beach Road, V0R 2Z0
The first 5 km route follows a trail to Chesterman Beach and continues on the beach. The Lennard Island Lighthouse can be seen. The Tofino 5 km Heritage walk passes historical buildings and sites in the town of Tofino.
Click here for the 5km Chesterman Beach walk – rating 1B
Click here for the 5km Heritage walk – rating 2B

Ucluelet PT308
START POINT:  Municipal Building, 200 Main Street, V0R 3A0
Both routes go on the Wild Pacific Trail on the shoreline of the west coast of Vancouver Island. The trail offers spectacular shoreline panoramas & seaward vistas. The Amphitrite Point Lighthouse can be seen.  Washrooms available at the start/finish and on route.
Click here for 7 km – rating 2B
Click here for 11 km – rating 2B

West Vancouver Horseshoe Bay PT104
START POINT:   Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Dr, V7W 2S5
Part of the route is on the Great Trail with great water views south & west. The rest of the route is through residential areas & the village of Horseshoe Bay.  Washrooms available at Start/Finish & in Horseshoe Bay Park.
Click here for both 5 km and 10 km – ratings 2B

West Vancouver Lighthouse Park PT255
START POINT:  Lighthouse Park, 4902 Beacon Ln,  V7W 1K5
About 2 km of this walk are in Lighthouse Park, including a viewpoint overlooking Point Atkinson Lighthouse. The rest of the route is on winding, hilly roads & paths through a wealthy residential neighbourhood with some great views of Burrard Inlet.  Park may be closed during times of extreme fire hazard.
Click here for 5 km – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km – rating 3B

Whistler PT064
START POINT:  Whistler Visitor Centre, 4230 Gateway Dr, V8E 0Z8
Walk on paved and gravel trails with beautiful views of mountains, forests and creeks. The Lost Lake route crosses Fitzsimmons Creek via a Covered Bridge and passes Lost Lake (Available spring, summer and fall only). Alternate walk in the valley available all year.  Or cross country ski. Call Snow Phone 604-687-7507 to confirm early & late ski conditions as weather conditions vary.
Click here for 5 km year round route – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km year round route – rating 2B
Click here for 5 km Lost Lake route – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km Lost Lake route – rating 2B
Click here for 10 km ski route – choose your own route.

Yale PT324
START POINT:  Barry’s Trading Post, Hwy 1, Yale V0K 2S0
Walk through one of the historic towns in the scenic Fraser Canyon that flourished during the Fraser River Gold Rush in 1858.
Click here for both 5km and 10km – rating 2B / 3B