Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and Provincial Park and Jordan River are the themes today. It is "J" at ABC Wednesday! The park is on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island just past Jordan River to the west and it extends up to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew.
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The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail has trail heads from Botanical Beach, Sombrio Beach, Parkinsons Creek and China Beach but check the parks site for updates on the trails before you go. The Juan de Fuca Trail is a wilderness hiking trail of 47 kilometers of roaring surf and ruggest west coast scenery. At the east end of the park is China Beach which is 35 km west from Sooke.. The trail was developed as a reminder of the Victoria Commonwealth Games in 1994. Hiking the entire trail takes three to five days, many hikers start the trail at China Beach so they can end it at Botanical Beach.
Jordan River is around 70 km west of Victoria. It began as a logging camp in late 19th century. It is where many surfers gather to enjoy the winter wind and surf. There is still active logging there and the logs are tied into rafts at the river mouth and then they get towed out to sea and to Vancouver or Washington. Travel to Jordan River was only by boat until 1912 when a road connected it to Sooke. Jordan River has a clear view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and was used in World War ll to house a warning system in case of Japanese attack.