Port Renfrew Botanical Beach Hike

When: Saturday, Mar 18, 2023, 8:15AM - 7:30PM PST

Port Renfrew, BC

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CC Road Trips - Port Renfrew Botanical Beach

Trip Information

Join Cultural Connections as we head to the southern west coast of Vancouver Island to hike and explore Port Renfrew's beautiful Botanical Beach Provincial Park! This trip explores a section of the trail that has big beaches, rugged west coast sites, fossils and massive old growth forests. Botanical Beach is famous for its tide pools so lots of the day will spent exploring the inter tidal zone. This hike is suitable for beginners and intermediate hiker.

What to Wear:

  • Bring clothes for warm and cold weather
  • A warm sweater and a light jacket (waterproof jacket if possible)
  • Warm pants (if you have waterproof pants you may want to bring them)
  • Appropriate footwear (running shoes, hiking boots, or gum boots)

    What to Bring:

    • Face mask (you will be required to wear it while traveling on the bus)
    • Proof of COVID-19 immunization vaccines (Digital QR code or paper verification are acceptable)
    • A change of socks, shoes, and pants: your clothes may get wet
    • A warm hat or toque & gloves
    • Water bottle
    • Snacks & lunch (or money to buy food)
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera (optional and at your own risk)
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • A backpack to carry all your items

    Meeting Location: 

    VIU Building 255, Main Lobby (second floor) at 8:15 am

    Trip Includes:

    Round-trip Transportation, guided hike at Botanical Beach Provincial Park

    Policies, Health & Safety

    We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.

    How to Sign Up

    Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person, next to the Front Reception Desk in the "Glassroom" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1:30pm in Building 255 - Second Floor.

    You will need to have your:

    1. Student card,
    2. Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
    3. Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)

    Waiver Form

    Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.


    Roberto Donoghue – Admin. Assistant, Intercultural and Group Programs
    250-740-6315 Ext. 2459


    VIU Cultural Connections - Waiver.pdf297.5 KB