The West Coast Trail, part of the area colloquially known as “The Graveyard of the Pacific” and originally called “The Dominion Lifesaving Trail” is a backpacking trail that follows the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Rich in raw natural beauty, human history, and wildlife, this trail is as exhilaratingly beautiful as it is treacherous.
It was first built in 1907 to help rescue survivors who were shipwrecked along the coast. The treacherous nature of the waters in the area, including unpredictable weather conditions and dangerous shorelines, have led to the destruction of thousands of ships and gave the area its ghastly name. Currently, the West Coast Trail is considered one of the top hikes in the world and offers a worthy challenge that can bring even experienced hikers to their knees. Only around 6000 backpackers manage to complete the trail every year.
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Receive custom virtual postcards when you reach certain milestones.
Each postcard contains interesting information about the location and a funny message written by your virtual avatar.
You can track all your miles (kms) directly into our mobile apps (iOS and Android).
You can enter an activity into our app either by manually entering its distance or by syncing your activities from your favorite fitness tracker or smartwatch.
Celebrate your achievement with a unique West Coast Trail Virtual Challenge finisher's medal. The medal gets mailed to you once you complete the challenge.
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Login on the web or through our 4+ star rated iPhone or Android mobile apps.
Get a group of friends or workmates together and share the load or take on the challenge by yourself.
Pick your start date and chose how many weeks you want to set as your goal to complete the challenge depending on your exercise type, fitness level and how many other people there are in your team (if any).
Any distance based activity can count towards reaching the finish line. Do cartwheels if that’s your thing.