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Cindy from White Rock writes:

Does anyone know what the abandoned building is?

    Posted: May 22, 2023 11:47:01 AM PST

    Ryan Mellett from Campbell River writes:

    Hiked the trail to Canso Plane Crash site on Sept 22/2020. Parked at Radar Hill Roar parking lot, just off hwy, walked south along newly paved trail, right along Canso Trail. First section was easy walking, though we climbed over a couple of fallen trees. Through the building and carefully down the mucky, root trail to the bog. The boggy section was easily navigated across the mostly boardwalked section. Pretty wet and mucky approach to and around the plane. Obviously, the trail is easily effected by the rainy season!!

      Posted: September 23, 2020 10:16:55 AM PST

      Hayden Potash-Kooyman from Victoria writes:

      Just did the hike March 12th 2020 and since I last did it years ago it has drastically changed. Still park at radar hill and count the polls to 15 and go through the bunker and after it's a bit muddy done but only for about 5-7 mins of trekking and then you hit this log board walk that brings you right to the base of the plane. Normally I would wear big boots and rain gear but if it's a sunny day a simple pair of bluntstones or hiking shoes will do just fine. Did the trip in under 2 hours with plenty of time to take pics and enjoy a cold bevvy.

        Posted: March 12, 2020 03:04:56 PM PST

        Clayton Sheets from Surrey writes:

        Nov 11/2019 - Update. The construction for the new trail from ukee to tofino runs right across the start of the trail. They were actively working there yesterday and have closed off access to the area while they are there. They have also posted a sign saying that access is closed till further notice.

          Posted: November 11, 2019 08:48:00 AM PST

          Debby from Roberts Creek writes:

          Is it 5 kms return or one way? How long did the hike take?

            Posted: November 11, 2018 09:52:52 AM PST

            Sherry Tucker from Victoria writes:

            Has anyone ever got lost doing this hike?

              Posted: September 13, 2018 03:55:12 PM PST

              Eoin from Vancouver writes:

              Super cool trail. Extremely muddy but well worth it in the end.


                Posted: April 19, 2018 10:21:34 PM PST

                Adam from Vancouver writes:

                My wife and I completed this hike on Oct 5/2017 and it was extremely muddy. We both were up to our knees at one point or another! Despite this, the pay off of seeing the mostly intact bomber was well worth it.
                Once you reach the trail from the highway, it's a short walk to the incredibly creepy abandoned building you walk through. After the building, the path narrows and you will soon hit the mud. Keep an eye out for the yellow Parks Canada signs and the pink/blue/white ribbon you will see tied to trees as these will mark the trail. There is also a guide rope tied between trees that help to guide you in the right direction (this rope is only present for a short section of the trail so don't rely on it too much). Continue following the markers and when you start seeing plane Debris, you are getting close! Don't deviate from the marked trails too much to avoid the mud, there are numerous game trails that can easily throw you off and get you lost quickly.

                  Posted: October 5, 2017 03:05:16 PM PST

                  Don from Nanaimo writes:

                  Went in early July /17. Interesting hike and destination but as others have said, the trail through the bog is EXTREMELY muddy and can be difficult to follow due to the many attempted detours to avoid mud. Stay close to the rope in the trees, follow the yellow markers and flagging tape and you will be OK. Some people came back surprisingly mud free but clean clothes and shoes for when you get back to your car is highly recommended.

                    Posted: July 4, 2017 10:06:51 AM PST

                    Erik van Hal from Vught, The Netherlands writes:

                    We hiked the Canso Plane Crash on december 30th, 2016, a nice sunny winterday, after a few really wet days. We were warned it could be muddy. And it was! We wore hiking boots, no rubber boots, but were nevertheless able to make it without our feet getting soaked. The way back we chose some drier diversions, but without losing sight of the waymarks. The hike took a lot more time then we expected. But is was absolutely worthwile, very spectactular and surprising to witness the crash site on the hill, like it happened yesterday.

                      Posted: January 8, 2017 07:15:29 AM PST

                      Julie from Seattle writes:

                      The trail is *REALLY* muddy! It was slow going through the mud as we would sometimes fall in up to our knees. But it was neat to see the old plane sitting on the side of the mountain.

                        Posted: October 18, 2016 12:14:23 AM PST

                        Barry from Vancouver writes:

                        This is one of the coolest hikes I've ever done. The plane is very intact considering it has been there since the 40's. The pools are neat where the bombs were destroyed. It's been very warm this year, so the muddy section was not very muddy for us, so I guess we were lucky. The only downside to this hike is having to walk along the highway but it's a short distance.

                          Posted: July 20, 2015 11:54:06 PM PST

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