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Make your way to the Visitor Centre in Alberni Valley for a 9am or 2pm departure, and follow the trip leader to a base camp that’s 10 minutes away. Get fitted with helmets and riding gloves, then start with a short briefing on 4WD safety and equipment, and practice driving the Polaris RZR Side-By-Side 4-Seater.

Hit the road on the back side of Sproat Lake, following the shoreline for roughly 7.5 miles (12 kilometers), then turn upslope to climb 1,300 feet (396 meters) to a panoramic viewpoint that looks over the Nahmint Valley, Mount Klitsa, Gracie Lake, and Sproat Lake. 

Continue to the Upper Nahmint River Bridge, where you might spot some summer steelhead in the water, and watch for deer, black bear, bald eagles, and the Roosevelt elk that thrive in the Nahmint Valley’s thick forests—these native elk are the largest species of elk in the world. Drive to another viewpoint on Mount Nahmint, where you'll have great views of French Falls and the enormous landslides that swept down the valley walls. Break for snacks and water at Mount Nahmint, then begin the return trip out of Nahmint Valley, passing enormous, old growth trees in the Nahmint Lake Provincial Recreation Site along the way.

This 4-hour 4WD tour concludes at the original departure point.
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West Coast Edge ATV Adventures
Sproat Lake Provincial Park
Explore the Nahmint Valley in a side-by-side 4WD vehicle on a 4-hour, guided tour from Alberni Valley that includes all equipment, rain gear, and snacks. Discover old growth forest, rugged mountain terrain, and waterfalls, and experience the Vancouver Island landscape at its most dramatic. This small-group 4WD tour is limited to 8 participants for a personalized experience, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • 4-hour, guided Nahmint Valley tour
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Chance to spot native wildlife in a natural environment
  • See Vancouver Island's remaining old growth forests
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Snacks and Beverages included
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Reviewed 26 July 2018
This tour serves up a whole lot of fun!

This tour was by far the highlight of our trip to Vancouver Island. It takes you on logging roads through the Nahmint Valley to some breathe taking views. Our tour guide, Blain, was super knowledgeable and certainly took the “wow” factor of this trip up...More

1  Thank jacieux
Reviewed 23 July 2018
Excitement and the personal touch

What can I say apart from an excellent day was had. Blain was a true gentleman and very knowledgeable about the history and activities that went on in Nahmint valley. Blain's knowledge and coaching of the buggies was superb. Health and safety on driving the...More

Thank AngusG55
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Family Adventure Vacation

We had an amazing family trip thanks to Blain and the folks at West Coast Edge. We couldn't have asked for a better time. This was a 3 day custom trip for 6 of us that Blain put together for us including the amazing Chef...More

1  Thank alwatt2016
BlainP, Owner at West Coast Edge ATV Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks you so much you guys! We had a great time hosting your family and look forward to seeing you guys again very soon!

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Great scenery, good fun

Did a 4 hour tour of the Nahmint valley with Blaine as our guide. Scenery was excellent with several great view points. Not a difficult drive so nothing to worry about - you can get acclimatized to the machines very quickly. Blaine provided great commentary...More

Thank Arch W
BlainP, Owner at West Coast Edge ATV Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

We appreciate your review, thank you and hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Worth Every Canadian Nickel!

I had such a fantastic time I was compelled to write my first TripAdvisor review. My experience was awesome from start to finish. Patricia booked my tour over the phone on short notice, and she was able to pack me a delicious gluten-free lunch &...More

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BlainP, Owner at West Coast Edge ATV Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a great ride and adventure, looking forward to seeing you again!

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Response from zack73_12 | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, The guide drives and you drive they have 4 seaters for you and your family. I am not able to see your questions, can you send them again
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