West Coast Fresh Coast Bus Tour

When: Saturday, Nov 6, 2021, 8:15AM - 8:00PM PST

Pacific Marine Circle Route 

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CC Road Trips - West Coast Fresh Coast Bus Tour

Trip Information

Go full circle on Southern Vancouver Island with the Pacific Marine Circle Route. A road with varied landscapes, stops and views, the loop is a popular trek amongst driving enthusiasts. With the beach pull outs, broad ocean views and a leg that takes you past some of the most majestic old-growth forest on Vancouver Island, the Pacific Marine Circle Route ranks high amongst adventurers.

Join Cultural Connections as we head depart from Nanaimo and make our way around the Pacific Marine Circle Route (loop). Our stops will include Lake Cowichan (quick snack  & stretch break), Harris Creek (old growth Sitka tree - over 80 metres tall), Port Renfrew (1 hr of free time to explore/eat), China Beach (2.5 hrs of hike & beach time), and Sooke (1.25 hrs of free time to explore/eat). 

What to wear

  • Appropriate footwear - comfortable shoes for walking/hiking
  • Warm layered clothing and rain gear
  • Hat (toque, beanie, or sun hat)

What to bring:

  • Water bottle 
  • Snacks
  • Money for snacks/food/shopping
  • A packed lunch & dinner (if you choose not to purchase food)  
  • Camera 
  • Sunglasses (polarized - if you have them) 
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Binoculars
  • Backpack to carry all your items
  • Curiosity 

Meeting Location: 

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

Trip Includes:

Round-trip Transportation, Guided Trail Walks, Beach Time, Free Time

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 in at the Front Reception Desk on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 1pm 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.


Kelsey Moon – Activity Program Coordinator
250-753-3245 x 2737


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