This is one of the most popular hikes in the Ladysmith area. It is 5.6 Km. long and takes about 2 hours for the upper and lower loops. There are several access points but the most accessible is the one off Dogwood Drive. The trail along the south bank is more rugged while the trail along the north bank is wider and leveller.
Amphitrite Point Trail Uclulet
Start at the parking lot beside Terrace Beach Resort. The scenic path traces the edge of the coastline past dramatic views of Barkley Sound and Amphitrite Lighthouse, Viewpoints and benches are frequent for watching whales, birds or catching the sunset.
A favourite park among the dog walking set as the trail around the upper dam is a designated off leash area.
An urban walk along Qualicum Beach’s Promenade with a short hike up the Rodway Trail which has recently been reopened.
Add some variety to the usual Buttertubs trail by including a loop through Nanaimo’s Third Street Park. Park at the Miners Cottage off Jingle Pot Road. Parts of this route make up the first segment of the Trans Canada Trail on Vancouver Island.