After finishing my Masters in 2017, I rewarded myself with a three-month trip through Canada and the US. After two weeks on the East Coast, I took the train from Toronto to Jasper in the Rocky Mountains. A bus ride later, I found myself on Vancouver Island, where I had my first multi-day hiking adventure on the West Coast Trail.
At the most beautiful places on this trip, I dreamed of coming back one day and spending longer time there during a Work and Travel year. This dream should become reality in 2023, when I will spend a year in Canada on a working holiday visa starting in May. But more about that later.
In preparation for my trip through Canada, I come across the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. The pictures look so impressive that the trail makes it on my itinerary, although I have no experience in hiking with a backpack and tent.