Living with wildlife
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
Creature of the month
March – Grey Whales
Welcome back, grey whales!
Now is the perfect time to see 20,000 grey whales as they migrate from their winter breeding grounds near the Baja Peninsula in Mexico to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Celebrate their return with the annual Pacific Rim Whale Festival. Participate in the festival activities, go on a whale watching tour, or head to the Kwisitis Visitor Centre viewing deck to spot the heart-shaped spouts of the whales as they pass by!
Welcome to a complex place
When you visit Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, you are visiting an area that is home to a diverse array of wildlife. Your behavior can have an impact on the safety of wildlife, ourselves, and other park visitors.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Nations have lived in harmony with these animals for generations. We can learn a lot from their values of Iisaak (loosely translated as respect) for the landscape and its inhabitants.
Keep the “Wild” in Wildlife
Bears, wolves, and cougars live here too! Find out how to live in harmony with these coastal carnivores.
Learn fun facts about the appearance, biology, diet, and tracks of the wolves, bears and cougars we share this area with.
Research, Links & Partners
Want to know how our decisions are made? Find out what research, restoration, and monitoring work is underway in the park reserve by Parks Canada and other organizations.
Questions about wildlife? We’ve got answers!
Browse photos and tips on how to take great pictures without disturbing wildlife.
Before visiting, review information on current closures, advisories, and warnings in the park reserve.
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