Living with wildlife

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Creature of the month

 Two grey whales surfacing to breathe 

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.

Wildlife camera photo of two wolves Keep the “Wild” in Wildlife
Bears, wolves, and cougars live here too! Find out how to live in harmony with these coastal carnivores.

  • Wolf prints

    Learn fun facts about the appearance, biology, diet, and tracks of the wolves, bears and cougars we share this area with.

  • Volunteer

    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.

  • Staff answering questions

    Questions about wildlife? We’ve got answers!

  • Wave watching

    Photo gallery
    Browse photos and tips on how to take great pictures without disturbing wildlife.

  • Wave watching

    Warnings/ Advisories
    Before visiting, review information on current closures, advisories, and warnings in the park reserve.

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