Martin "Oyster “ Jim

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Vancouver Island’s Wild Pacific Trail exists because of the passionate efforts of “Oyster Jim” and Barbara. The trail, along the island’s west coast, has made a significant contribution not just to the community of Ucluelet, but to Vancouver Island and all of British Columbia. “Oyster Jim” envisioned a trail at the edge of the ocean, then set out to build it, bushwhacking much of its length himself. Barbara is dedicated to administering the Wild Pacific Trail’s fundraising and management, furthering the trail society’s educational goals. Together, their vision has made the natural splendour of British Columbia’s west coast accessible to its citizens, visitors and future generations.


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