Mt. Norman Summit
This hike in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve consists of three separate trails. I performed this as a solo hike in the summer of 2014 going West to East. This trip first begins at the West Tip of South Pender Island which is called Ainslie Point and ends on the summit of Mount Norman. The Trail from Ainslie Point to the summit of Mount Norman is known as the Ainslie Point Road Trail. From the summit of Mount Norman, I descended the Canal Road Trail to the second trailhead at the North East side of the park. I then continued onto the William Walker Trail which exits the park after one KM and continues on for another 1.3 KM until finally terminating at a small beach on the ocean. I then hitch-hiked back to my car at the Ainslie Point Road Trailhead.
Saturna Island from the Ocean and end of the William Walker Trail
This track shows one possible track for the proposed extension of the Howe Sound Crest Trail north section. In this track, the portion from Capilano Mountain north to Goat Ridge is shown.
Phase One is already constructed. It follows the access route from Furry Creek to Mountain Lake. This section of the trail services the tenured hut owned by British Columbia Mountaineering Club.
Phase Two is proposed from Mountain Lake to Goat Ridge-Copilot col.
Further phases would see the following sections developed: