Fly or drive to Port Hardy
Arrange a shuttle or drive to Cape Scott Provincial Park
Book a water taxi for the North Coast Trail
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Cape Scott Water Taxi and Shuttle
Cell phones do not work anywhere in Cape Scott Provincial Park. Always leave an itinerary at home with friends or family. Consider purchasing or renting a SPOT GPS locator, VHF radio, or satellite telephone for your trip.
Water can be found in the park in streams along trails and near camping areas. During dry periods, make sure to fill up water bottles as often as possible. All water within the park must be filtered, boiled or treated before drinking.
To avoid conflict with wild animals, store food items within the provided food caches or hang off the ground away from your campsite. Do not cook or store food in your tent.
Boardwalks are slippery. Expect rainy and muddy conditions and wear supportive footwear. Ankle and knee strains are the most common injuries in Cape Scott Park.
Driving to Cape Scott requires approximately 60 km of gravel road travel. These roads are well-maintained but it is common to encounter logging trucks. Drive cautiously and keep your headlights on at all times. Make sure that you have a spare tire in case of a flat.
Pit toilets have been provided at camping locations along the trail. Do not throw garbage into the pit toilets – this interrupts the natural processes and makes the facilities smell bad. Pit toilets are cleaned by Park Facility Operators but user maintenance is strongly encouraged.
Cape Scott Park is a remote backcountry environment without any type of garbage service. If you pack it in please pack it out. Help us keep Cape Scott pristine and the wildlife safe.
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Download Gear List for Hiking in Cape Scott Park (PDF)
Download Detailed Park Map (PDF)