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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve


Steeped in Nuu-chah-nulth culture dating back thousands of years, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is your gateway to the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. Activities range from a one-hour interpretive walk to the hike of a lifetime along the legendary West Coast Trail. Try surfing, Canadian style, explore tidal pools teeming with sea life or enjoy a tranquil paddle among the emerald waters of the Broken Group Islands.

Featured Activities

Tideline Tidy – Shoreline Cleanup and Treasure Hunt
August 27, 2016 - Join Parks Canada staff, local community organizations, and partners to spend the day collecting marine debris, getting to know other volunteers, and learning about our community’s efforts in protecting and preserving the marine environment.
Two women running on the beach
Run or Walk the New Long Beach Challenge Route
Go for a record time or just enjoy an afternoon exploring the unspoiled coast of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The 9.5-kilometre Long Beach Challenge route takes visitors past the park’s most stunning shoreline features.
Hikers at sunset
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.
Female surfer on the beach
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.
Interpreter and whaling exhibit at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre
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.

Activities Overview

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