Grant Bay Trail
near Holberg leads to Grant Bay, an isolated and beautiful little
bay on the north side of the entrance to Quatsino
view of the sandy beach at Grant Bay
a shore of shoals and rock, its main attraction is its 800 metres
of sandy beach. Hiking time one way is 2½ hours. Facing south,
Grant Bay is less exposed to the open Pacific, and its surf is moderate
compared to the exposed west coast beaches. In winter you can still
enjoy the pounding surf of the open Pacific Ocean.
This trail is
a popular route for black bears, and Browning Inlet is a preferred
hangout for them. However, they are unlikely to present a problem
as they are genuinely wild and associate man with danger and not
with food - be sure to tell the bears you read that on this website!
drive south almost to the quaint little fishing village of Winter
Harbour and turn right at West Main junction. Follow the posted
signs to the trailhead.
at Grant Bay, West Coast Vancouver Island
Access to Grant
Bay was greatly improved in 2004 with the addition of a 10-minute
trail to Grant Bay from the newly-added W300 logging road.
Click for companies that offer Hiking
& Backpacking services, or visit our Recreation
section for more information on Hiking and Backpacking in British
for Vancouver Island is provided in three superb Hiking Trails guides
by the Vancouver
Island Trails Information Society.