Cape Scott Provincial Park is a provincial park located at the cape of the same name, which is the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and located 563 km (350 mi) from Victoria.It was established in 1973 with about 37,200 acres (15,100 ha), and later expanded to approximately 22,294 hectares (55,090 acres). Nels Bight is accessed via a 16.8km hike and is our favourite place to camp in the park (and fun fact, we once experienced a 6.6 magnitude earthquake here!) Overall we loved this trip and would do it again. [3600x2023][OC] Look forward to this hike again next summer. From Port Hardy the drive in is about 60k but all on gravel logging roads. If you hit up Guise Bay, walked across the sandy/gressy field to the opposing beach. We had success walking the 18km to Nels bight day one, then day two about 12-13 km to the lighthouse and back where light house staff were very friendly and informative. Finally went to Cape Scott! Lots of gnarly trees, some quite spectacular. Oh bridge is out at the dikes on the way to nels bight..... so turned back and went to Nissen. Get excited for mud! Cape Scott Provincial Park is a 58 square mile tip of land approximately 30 miles ... Nels Bight, Hansen Lagoon, Frederiksen Point, a few fragile buildings and other man-made relics. Camp fires are allowed all throughout the year.Day 2 - we packed up and headed back to the parking lot where we picked up and distributed the rest of the food and refilled our water bottles, then set off for Nels Bight. Your feet will be screaming at some point. Record your own itinerary from the app, upload the trail and share it with the community. This project was tricky as all the lifts had to be in 750-900 lb manageable sizes for the helicopter access site. Bring an old pair of shoes if you wish to make a contribution.Finally you will come to a sizeable parking lot but the later in the day the more cars there are. Jul 1, 2015 - Nels Bight in Cape Scott Park by Joli from the North What gets most hikers are the sore and blistered feet from the pack weight and uneven ground. Nels Bight is a bay inside of Cape Scott Provincial Park. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/british-columbia/cape-scott-trail Food cache and outhouses(with toilet paper) are available at most campsites. Rated By: Ken 5. I would just go to San Jo bay which is much shorter and has the beautiful rock stacks. What a journey to get there. 63km on gravel road, that got very narrow... Location: North Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Park: Cape Scott Provincial Park First Nations: Tlatlasikwala, Nakumgilisala, Yutlinuk Distance: Then official North Coast Trail is 43 km (Shushartie Bay to Nissen Bight) plus a mandatory 15 km exit on the Cape Scott Trail (Nissen Bight to Cape Scott Trailhead). North Vancouver Island is worth the trip. Wonderful easy walk through a beautiful rain forest trail. Average one-way hiking time: 4.5 hours. Recreation District: Cape Scott Provincial Park 2. This has got to be one of Canada's most beautiful beaches.If you are going through all the trouble to get here plan on spending the day. We went Labour long weekend and were blessed with 20 degree weather and sun, still lots of mud so be prepared for wet feet. then 18km hike back day three to the parking lot. I agree with others. Was a nice change from the West coast trail in that you set up and tear down your camp only once. DIFFICULT 51.7 mi. It's approximately an 18 kilometer, 5 or 6 hour hike, from the trailhead to Nels Bight. So beautiful. The trails are narrow and rutted, muddy and treacherous, rocks and roots, slippery muddy hills up and down, fallen trees to climb over or crawl under, corduroy roads - the whole nine yards. Almost all of the Park rangers Check on you every night and are super nice nights did! 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