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.

Best times to visit

Getting here

Administration building
P.O. Box 280
2040 Pacific Rim Highway
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Hours of operation

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

Complete schedule

Hours of operation for 2018 will be published as soon as the dates are confirmed.


Free admission in 2017.
Other fees still apply.

Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 250-726-4212

Telephone: 1-877-737-3783

Discover Parks Canada in 2018!

Parks Canada invites families to explore Canada’s most amazing destinations. Youth admission will be free starting January 2018. Save 20% on Family/Group passes until December 31, 2017.

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