Suit up in your storm gear and watch the winter breakers crash on a rocky shoreline, or enjoy a summer stroll along an endless sandy beach. Step out of your kayak to be greeted by a First Nation Beach Keeper, or hear ancient legends told around the campfire by Guardians of the West Coast Trail. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve offers a West Coast experience steeped in nature and history.

Featured things to do

Two hikers walking along the beach with lighthouse in background on the West Coast Trail.
Take the hike of a lifetime: West Coast Trail

On the bucket list of any serious hiker, the 75-kilometre West Coast Trail follows the one-time survival route of unlucky shipwreck victims through old-growth forests, past wide-open beaches and across suspension bridges spanning rivers and streams.

Two young men carrying surf boards along a road with the rainforest in the background.
Catch a wave: West Coast surfing at Pacific Rim

For a once-in-a-lifetime surfing experience, leave the bikinis and board shorts behind and suit up in neoprene to catch some waves off Canada’s west coast. Beaches offer year-round surfing for beginners and experts alike.

Tseshaht Beach keeper drawing a whale in the sand in the Broken Group Islands for two visitors.
Immerse yourself in Nuu-chah-nulth culture

Make your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve the cultural experience of a lifetime with interpretive walks, storytelling and interactive displays hosted by park partners, the Nuu-chah-nulth people, who have lived here for centuries.

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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Sites nearby

  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

    Scattered throughout the Salish Sea, the Gulf Islands teem with wildlife, a haven for rare species and threatened eco-systems and a playground for hikers, campers, cyclists, boaters and kayakers.

  • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites

    Fort Rodd Hill commemorates the history, stories and lessons of Canada’s emergence as a military presence on the world stage. Follow the trail to Fisgard Lighthouse in Esquimalt Harbour, a boon to navigators since 1860.

  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

    Tour a historic Fraser River salmon cannery, through a herring reduction plan and interactive fishing displays. Learn about local marine life on the Fish Wall and be inspired by the industrious fishery of BC’s past.

  • Fort Langley National Historic Site

    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.

Hours of operation

Administration building
Monday to Friday,
from 8 am to 4 pm
*Closed on statutory holidays

Complete schedule


Free admission in 2017.
Other fees still apply.

Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 250-726-3500