Long Beach Unit | Broken Group Islands Unit | West Coast Trail Unit

Several facilities and services are available in each of the three areas within the park. For more information on preparing for your visit to these areas, visit our Brochures section.


Long Beach Unit

Long Beach

Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

Hours of operation
Dates Oct 10, 2017 – Nov 12, 2017* Nov 13, 2017 – Mar 8, 2018*
Hours 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Closed

*Pacific Rim Visitor Centre is jointly operated by Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce and Parks Canada. Parks Canada staff are available at this location from May to November.

Kwisitis Visitor Centre

Open:

  • May 1 – Oct 15, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (7 days per week)
  • Oct 16 – Nov 5, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Thurs – Mon)
  • Nov 13, 2017 – Mar 8, 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Fri – Sun)

Green Point Campground

Reservations open:

  • Jan 8, 2018 at 8 a.m. PST

Campsite reservations available:

  • May 1, 2017 – Nov 15, 2017
  • Mar 8, 2018 – Oct 8, 2018

Green Point Theatre

Cox Bay Visitor Centre

  • Cox Bay Visitor Centre is operated year round by Tourism Tofino.
  • Parks Canada staff are available at this location in July and August, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Park Admin Building

  • Open: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Mon - Fri, year round)
  • Closed: on statutory holidays

NOTE: A valid park entry pass must be displayed in your vehicle when stopped in the Long Beach Unit of the park.


Broken Group Islands (BGI)

Broken Group Islands

Services and facilities in the Broken Group Islands (BGI) are limited. This is a backcountry area and visitors must be self-sufficient.

Camping is available on the Broken Group Islands from May to October. The overnight camping permit must be purchased online prior to departure.

Or by calling Parks Canada at 250-726-3500 Monday through Friday (8 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST) or the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre at 250-726-4212.

From May to September Tseshaht Beach Keepers provide services in the Broken Group Islands including maintaining camping areas, checking camping permits, providing information to visitors and sharing stories of the Tseshaht First Nation’s rich history in the area.


West Coast Trail (WCT)

West Coast Trail

A limited number of facilities are offered along the West Coast Trail (WCT). If you are planning on hiking the entire WCT, be prepared for 6-8 days in the backcountry. Facilities on the trail include boardwalk, ladders, bridges, cable cars and outhouses at the most commonly used camping areas. There are no huts for hikers on the WCT.

Facilities, services and hours of operation
Facilities Services May 1 – Sept 30, 2018
Pachena Bay Information Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
  • Emergency Evacuations
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gordon River Information Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
  • Emergency Evacuations

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ditidaht First Nation Visitor Centre
  • West Coast Trail Orientation by pre-arranged appointment.
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
By reservation

Detailed information about reservations and planning for the WCT can be found on the WCT Portal.

Services in the neighbouring communities

Bamfield, Port Renfrew and Nitinat can provide basic services, including accommodation, camping, phones, fuel, groceries and tours. There are no banks in these communities so cash and change can be difficult to obtain.

Contact us for more information.