Hours of operation
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
Pacific Rim Visitor Centre
|Dates||July 10 - Sept 5, 2017||Sep 5 - Oct 9, 2017||Oct 10, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018*|
|Hours||7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
|8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
*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 October.
- May 1 - Oct 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (7 days per week)
- Oct 10, 2017 - April 30, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Fri - Sun)
- Jan 9, 2017 at 8 a.m. PST
Campsite reservations available:
- May 1 - Oct 8, 2017, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (7 days per week)
Green Point Theatre
- Check our interpretive program page for a complete schedule
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)
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 prior to departure at one of the following locations:
- Pacific Rim Visitor Centre – 2791 Pacific Rim Highway, Ucluelet
- Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce & Information Centre – 2533 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni
- Secret Beach Campground and Kayak Launch – Toquaht Bay
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.
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||May 1 – Sept 30, 2017|
|Pachena Bay Information Centre||
||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Gordon River Information Centre||
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Ditidaht First Nation Visitor Centre||
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.