West Coast Trail, British Columbia [Hiking Canada]
Not for the faint of heart (or the empty wallet) the West Coast Trail is arguably Canada's most famous hiking trail.
As a part of Pacific Rim National Park at the edge of Vancouver Island, this 75 km trail takes you through rainforests and beaches, offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and passing whales if you're lucky.
A quota system limits the number of people who can be on this trail at one time, not to mention the steep reservation cost. ($140/person plus a $25 fee)
Also steep is the hike itself, with numerous stairs and ladders to navigate. Combined with slippery conditions, this trek can be grueling. This hike can take you up to 7 days!