School programs

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is offering limited visitor services at this time. Please check our COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information.

Join a Parks Canada interpreter for one of our guided, educational school programs!

From June to September, we offer a variety of fun and engaging educational programs for your class. Come learn about Pacific Rim National Park Reserve; from rainforest and seashore explorations to coastal carnivores, or inquire about a program tailored to meet your needs.

Contact us for availability, information and fees.

Basic Guided School Program

Join one of our Parks Canada interpreters in the Rainforest OR on the Seashore and explore one of the ecosystems protected by Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Explore the Seashore and tide-pools in front of Kwisitis Visitors Centre with an interpreter who will help you discover the creatures and plants who make this dynamic environment their home.

Or join an interpreter on Schooner Cove Trail for an exploration of ancient cedars in the Coastal Temperate Rainforest. Learn why Parks Canada protects and presents this iconic environment of Canada’s west coast and what makes it so special.

Length: 1-1.5 hours

Enhanced School Programs 

Coastal Carnivores

(Subject to Availability)

Join Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s interpreters as they explore the coastal area by the Kwisitis Visitor Centre in search of evidence of the top three terrestrial predators who share this landscape with humans. By looking at tracks and scat left behind, help the interpreters piece together these clues to determine which predator has been visiting the area.

This program explores issues of human/wildlife conflicts, wildlife safety, predator morphology and habits, track identification, and Parks Canada’s wildlife monitoring programs.

Length: 2-2.5 hours

Tidal Treasures

(Subject to Availability)

Come to learn and explore with Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s interpreters on the impact of plastics and man-made debris washing up on the coast.

This program includes a guided walk to learn about the various animals who take up residence in the intertidal zone near the Kwisitis Visitor Centre, a beach clean-up along Wickaninnish Beach, and a creative component where each student will have the opportunity to create an art piece using the debris collected. Program emphasis on human impacts on marine life and coastal places.

Length: 2-2.5 hours

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