British Columbia: FKT Routes on Canada’s West Coast

by | Jan 19, 2024 | Routes

The mountains and coastlines of British Columbia are known around the world for their rugged nature and outstanding beauty. Despite the popularity of the area’s trails, many of the FKT routes remain unclaimed by female athletes. Of the 85 posted routes and varations, 52 do not have a women’s time (61.2%).

In 2022, one woman (9%) and ten men (91%) posted FKTs. 2023 saw an increase in women’s participation, with 6 of the 29 FKTs set by women (20.7%), one by a mixed team (3.5%), and 22 by men (75.9%).

If you want to set an FKT on a route that does not have a posted women’s FKT, you should search for known times on Strava and Google. Please refer to fastestknowntime.com for the most up to the date list of FKTs and the status of women’s times on said routes.

Route NameDistance in milesElevation GainPosted Women's FKT?Best Women's Time
Wreck Beach Stairs 0.678Yes56 in 11h 57m 0s
Mount Daniel 4.2359Yes31m 4s
Yak Peak 4.6775No
Ascent Trail (Blackomb Mountain)5.01251No
Fisher Peak 7.41305Yes
Needle Peak 8.9862No
Storelk Mountain 9.4875No
Mt Vaux 11.12437No
Mt Harvey 11.71570Yes2h 1m8s
Mount Elphinstone 12.51055Yes1h 50m 49s
Crown Mountain 12.61446No
Brunswick Mountain 13.01560Yes2h 20m 22s
Kain Route Bugaboo Spire15.01650No
Tszil Mountain15.01426No
Kokanee 4 Traverse15.41863No
Mt Sir Donald 15.82267No
Mt Begbie 16.22084No
Mount MacFarlane 16.71787Yes3h 18m 58s
West Lion - Tourist Route17.91619Yes2h 52m44s
Hungabee Mountain 17.91333No
West Lion - NE Buttress18.21942No
Lindeman Greendrop Flora Lakes Loop 18.51523Yes3h 32m 44s
Emerald Lake Triangle & Wapta Mtn - loop only19.01026No
Mount Cokely 19.01550Yes3h 43m18s
Three Brothers Mountain 19.0846Yes2h 6m 38s
Mt. Robie Reid20.02320No
Wedge Mountain 20.02300No
Iceline Trail20.2821Yes2h 23m28s
Frosty Mountain (east peak)20.41333No
Mt Assiniboine - SW Face Out & Back22.32176No
The Black Tusk 23.61877Yes3h 9m20s
Mount Seymour 23.81494Yes3h 59m 40s
Hanes Valley Loop 24.31200Yes2h 51m 45s
Rainbow Mountain24.31742No
Saturday Night Lake Loop24.6700No
Emerald Lake Triangle & Wapta Mtn w/summit25.02000No
Mt Tantalus Traverse 26.312000Yes12h 39m 20s
Panorama Ridge 27.01600Yes3h 22m 39s
Howe Sound Crest Trail - North to South27.52779Yes5h 55m 46s
Howe Sound Crest Trail - South to North27.52102Yes4h 18m 49s
Wedge 5 Traverse27.83507No
Mt Assiniboine - North Ridge Face Out & Back27.92682No
Mt Landale 28.31582No
7 Summits Rossland29.01169Yes5h 8m43s
Alberni Inlet Trail30.51245No
Augerpoint Traverse 31.02175No
Mt Albert Edward 32.01722Yes5h 17m 55s
Mt Cartier 32.32366No
Mt Northover - Out & Back32.42136No
Cheam 6 Traverse32.63572No
Rockwall Trail 33.88000Yes6h 48m 4s
Mt Lefroy34.02219No
Mt Northover - Lollipop34.51702Yes4h 40m58s
Nootka Trail36.0447No
Suncoaster Trail 37.0897No
Juan de Fuca Marine Trail 40.01860Yes6h 31m 45s
Rogers Pass Horseshoe Traverse40.04800No
4 Illecillewat Trails Rogers Pass 43.43583No
Baden Powell Trail 48.02442No
West Lion - Lions Gate Bridge to Summit50.0No
Okanagan Rail Trail52.0100No
Garibaldi Lake Circumnavigation 54.55150Yes1d 1h 18m4s
Okanagan High Rim Trail 58.02070No
Lochside Regional Trail 58.7205No
North Coast Trail 64.71505Yes11h 57m 17s
Vancouver 3 Peaks 68.35106No
Cove to Cove 68.44625Yes18h 58m 25s
Kettle Valley Railway Trail: Myra Canyon to Penticton 76.175No
West Coast Trail 77.12012Yes11h 34m 15s
Hudson's Bay Company (1849) Heritage Trail 78.04446Yes11h 35m 30s
Juan de Fuca Marine Trail - Out & Back80.03720No
Golden Hinde 82.45090Yes18h 10m 53s
Sunshine Coast Ferry to Ferry 88.92578Yes
Cove to Cove via Crown Mt90.08200No
Kludahk - Juan de Fuca Loop 91.03700No
Stein Valley Traverse 92.74016No
Okanagan Highlands Trail130.05860No
The Big Chill 175.011122No
Sunshine Coast Trail178.08000Yes1d 9h 50m 0s
Vancouver Island Trail 800.0No
Great Divide Trail (AB & BC Canada) - One Way1200.045000No
Great Divide Trail (AB & BC Canada) - Yo-Yo2400.090000Yes52d 15h 0m 0s
Cascade Volcanoes (CA OR WA BC)No

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