Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Lying along the west coast of Vancouver Island in the traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve boasts kilometres of long sandy beaches, unspoiled temperate rainforests and adventures that will delight the explorer in all.
Storm watching, beach-walking, surfing, cycling and more. There is something for everyone.
Take the hike of a lifetime on the iconic 75 km backcountry trail on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Enjoy a day or overnight adventure in the sheltered bays and shell beaches of Barkley Sound. The islands are only accessible by boat.
Visiting Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Things to do, trails, special places to visit, red chairs and volunteer opportunities.
Maps and directions, interpretive programs, school programs, maps and guides, liscensed guides and operators, tourism links.
Camping at Green Point Campground, Back-country camping on the West Coast Trail and in the Broken Group Islands.
Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.
Reservations for campsites, West Coast Trail, Broken Group Islands. Gift Shop.
Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
What type of national park entry pass should I purchase?
Important bulletins, trail conditions, water hazards, weather and marine forecast, tides and currents, wildlife. Trip Plans. Park regulations.
About Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research.
Indigenous connections, history, archeology, cultural landscape, architecture, historic engineering.
First Nations culture and connections, working together, and cultural use.
Jobs, partners, permits and licenses, public consultations, plans, and policies.
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Contact Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
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Hours of operation
Long Beach Unit:
Park access: all year round
Information centre and campgrounds: see all hours
West Coast Trail:
Open May 1 to September 30
Broken Group Islands:
Open May 1 to September 30
Complete schedule: see all hours
More places to discover with Parks Canada
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Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site
Amid lush rainforest islands and seas rich with wildlife, Gwaii Haanas harbours rare sites of carved poles and longhouses, making this park culturally important to the Haida people who co-manage cooperatively manage the region with Parks Canada.
Tour through secret bunkers, military command posts and original 19th century buildings at Fort Rodd Hill, a west coast artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956. Be touched by the personal stories of soldiers and their families. Camp overnight in a group-friendly oTENTik.
Experience life as a 19th century voyageur at Fort Langley, where the colony of British Columbia was born. Mingle with fur traders, pan for gold, learn the blacksmith’s art and camp in an HBC-themed oTENTik.
Tour a historic Fraser River salmon cannery, through a herring reduction plant and interactive fishing displays. Learn about local marine life on the Fish Wall and be inspired by the industrious fishery of BC’s past.
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