The Seymour Range is a small mountain range located on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. This range is located on the northern side of the island. The low and rather small range comprises the mountains between the San Juan River and the valley of Cowichan Lake. There are 9 named mountains in Seymour Range. The highest and the most prominent mountain is Towincut Mountain. As a whole the range stretches 888 square kilometers and is a subrange of the greater Vancouver Island Ranges. Furthermore, the Vancouver Island Ranges are part of the Insular Mountains.
The mountains on Vancouver Island stretch north to south of the entire island, allowing for a variety of winter sports. Within the island there are 18 named subranges, all rather small ranges that together make up the mountains on the island.
West Coast Trail: The most well known hike in the region is the West Coast Trail, originally called Dominion Lifesaving Trail which stretches 75km along the southwetern edge of Vancouver Island. The travel begins in Pachena Bay and ends in the Gordon River though the route can be completed in either direction. This multi-day backpacking trip passes through the lower portion of the Seymour Range, following the coastline. The trail passes through numerous first nations who call this region home. Over the years the increase of ships arriving led to an increase in shipwrecks. Today this region of coastline is also known as “the Graveyard of the Pacific”.
The city of Victoria is the capital for the province of British Columbia in Canada. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the largest city on the entire island with a population of 85,792 and the greater area having a population of 367,770. The island can be reached by ferry from mainland British Columbia as well as Washington State in the United States. The city was named after Queen Victoria and is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. The region is known for rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, surfing, and skiing. The close proximity to both the ocean and mountains makes this city a mecca for outdoor activities.
Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada and the largest city in the entire province. While the city population is 603,000, the Vancouver metro area has a population of over 2,500,000. The city is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada. The mild climate of the city, along with its abundant access to lakes, trails, and mountains, makes it a popular destination for outdoor recreation. The city is close to three ski resorts, and an abundance of hiking, running, and mountain biking trails.