This Vancouver Island hike has the best reward possible—a secret swing on top of a mountain.
The Old Baldy Mountain trail in Shawnigan Lake offers unsurpassed views of the region and you can enjoy them right from the swing.
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The trail is a 6 km trek that takes about two hours to complete. It’s considered a moderate hike and has an elevation gain of roughly 208 metres.
If you haven’t been here yet, it’s definitely worthy of being on your BC bucket list—especially during a summer that is all about exploring your own backyard.
Old Baldy Mountain Trail
Where: Shawnigan Lake, near Cowichan Valley
For more things to do in BC this summer, check out our Travel & Outdoors section.