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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Licensed Operators List

Information on obtaining a business licence


NOTE: The service descriptions below are provided by the operators, and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve does not endorse any of these services.

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

Long Beach Unit

Guided Day Hikes | Guided Kayaking | Surf Kayaking | Surfing | Stand Up Paddleboarding | Public Transportation

Guided Day Hikes

Long Beach Nature Tours

Specializes in customized three or six hour guided nature hikes led by local naturalists.

Phone: 250-725-8305
Email: hikes@longbeachnaturetours.com
Website: longbeachnaturetours.com

Timberwolf Tours

Specializes in outdoor and soft adventure travel experiences for small groups. Their camping and hotel vacations combine sightseeing activities in and around the Rocky Mountain National Parks, north-western BC, the Yukon, Vancouver Island and the Pacific shores.

Address: Site 34, 51404 Range Rd 264, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1E4
Phone: 780-470-4966
Toll-free: 1-888-467-9697
Email: info@timberwolftours.com
Website: timberwolftours.com

Guided Kayaking

Tofino Sea Kayaking

Specializes in guided kayak trips in and around Clayoquot Sound. Professional guides share their kayaking skills and knowledge of this area.

Address: 320 Main St, Tofino, BC
Phone: 250-725-4222
Toll-free: 1-800-863-4664
Email: info@tofinoseakayaking.com
Website: tofinoseakayaking.com

Surf Kayaking

Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training

Specializes in outdoor leadership training semesters held twice a year. Based out of Strathcona Park Lodge, Campbell River, BC.

Address: Box 2190, Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5
Phone: 250-286-3122
Website: colt.bc.ca

SKILS (Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems)

Specializes in kayaking, canoeing, and kayak fishing courses as well as private instructional courses and guided trips.

Address: Box 727, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-5119
Email: info@skils.ca  
Website: skils.ca

Surfing

Endlessride Surf & Fitness

Specializes in West Coast surf tours and fitness retreats.

Phone: 250-726-5020
Email: jay@endlessride.ca
Website: endlessride.ca

Pacific Surf School

Specializes in teaching the fundamentals of surfing etiquette, technique and ocean awareness for all skill levels. Surf camps are also offered.

Address: 430 Campbell St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Phone: 250-725-2155
Toll-free: 1-888-777-9961
Email: info@pacificsurfschool.com

Relic Surf Shop

Specializes in surf lessons.

Address: 1998 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-4421
Website: relicsurfshop.com

Surf Junction Campground

Specializes in surf lessons for all levels. Learn about ocean safety, rip currents, tides, sea life, and surf technique.

Address: 2650 Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-7214
Email: surfjunction@alberni.net
Website: surfjunction.com

Surf Sister

Specializes in fun and informative lessons for men and women of all ages and abilities.

Address: 625 Campbell St, Tofino, BC
Phone: 250-725-4456
Toll-free: 1-877-724-7873
Email: info@surfsister.com
Website: surfsister.com

Wick’d Surf Camps

Specializes in surf camps, beginner lessons, and surf guiding for small groups, focusing on one on one skill building.

Telephone: 250-266-0338
Email: andy.wickdsurfcamps@gmail.com
Website: wickedsurfcamps.com

Wya Point Surf Shop Café

Specializes in full surf service, including surf lessons from local First Nations instructors who will share some history as part of the lesson.

Address: 2201 Pacific Rim Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-2992
Website: wyapointsurfshop.ca

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Tofino Paddle Surf

Specializes in paddleboard instruction and guiding focusing on equipment orientation, ocean safety, skill practice, surf etiquette, and an appreciation for the coastal environment.

Phone: 250-266-1997
Email: info@tofinopaddlesurf.com
Website: tofinopaddlesurf.com

Public Transportation

Moose Travel Network

Specializes in adventure bus tours in Western Canada, including the four-day “Vancouver Island Explorer.”

Address: 1022 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-297-0255
Email: vancouver@moosenetwork.ca
Website: moosenetwork.com

Tofino Bus Services Inc.

Specializes in daily scheduled bus service from Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo to Ucluelet, Long Beach and Tofino. Also provides local beach bus service into the park. Charter bus services available for groups and custom tours.

Address: PO Box 207, 346 Campbell St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Phone: 1-866-986-3466
Email: info@tofinobus.com
Website: tofinobus.com

Wilsons Transportation Ltd.

Specializes in charter service, 48–56 passenger coaches, and school buses to and from various destinations on Vancouver Island, in addition to other destinations on the mainland.

Address: 4196 Glanford Ave, Victoria, BC
Phone: 250-475-3235
Toll-free: 1-800-567-3288
Email: info@wilsonstransportation.com
Website: wilsonstransportation.com


Broken Group Islands Unit

Guided Kayaking | Marine Wildlife Viewing | Marine Transportation

Guided Kayaking

Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Specializes in guided kayaking tours around the Broken Group Islands Unit where kayakers will enjoy spectacular views of wildlife and heartfelt conversations around a glowing campfire.

Address: PO Box 211, Parksville, BC V9P 2G4
Phone: 250-755-6702
Toll-free: 1-866-955-6702
Email: jan@adventuress.ca
Website: adventuress.ca

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Specializes in sea kayaking trips to the Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound, as well as to other locations in BC. They offer both scheduled and custom tours and arrange round trip transportation from Vancouver and Nanaimo to the launch site.

Address: 4865 Bench Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N1
Phone: 250-715-0034
Toll-free: 1-800-896-9525
Email: coastalbliss@shaw.ca
Website: coastalbliss.ca

Gabriola Sea Kayaking

Specializes in sea kayaking in the Broken Group Islands with professional guides over four to six days.

Address: 367 Hemlock Ave, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1
Phone: 250-247-0189
Email: info@kayaktours.com
Website: kayaktoursbc.com

Glenlyon Norfolk School

Specializes in public summertime kayak trips for 15 to 17 year olds in the Broken Group Islands. Led by experienced, professional sea kayak guides who cater to the teen paddler. No experience is necessary for these five-day expeditions.

Address: 1701 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC
Phone: 250-370-3740
Email: dtyrrell@mygns.ca
Site Web: w3w.mygns.ca/mygns

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Specializes in professionally guided day trips and multi-day trips to the Broken Group Islands. Experience educational and fun tours with local guides, gourmet food and quality equipment.

Address: 1167 Helen Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 1-800-889-7644
Email: majestic@oceankayaking.com
Website: www.oceankayaking.com

Moondance Sea Kayaking Adventures

Specializes in guided kayaking tours, launching from Toquart Bay. They also provide tandem kayaks and related kayak gear. Breakfasts and dinners are catered.

Address: Sharmon Hill, Bellingham WA, USA
Phone: 360-738-7664
E-mail: sharmon@moondancekayak.com
Website: moondancekayak.com

Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems

Specializes in kayaking, canoeing, and kayak fishing courses as well as private instructional courses and guided trips.  Staff are certified and experienced.

Address: Box 727, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-5119
Email: info@skils.ca
Website: skils.ca

University of Calgary Outdoor Centre

Not-for-profit educational institution specializes in non-credit learning opportunities in the outdoors for the general public and university community. Offers lodge-based and camping trips to the Broken Group Islands. Teaches and facilitates trips focused on acquiring paddling, camping and cooking skills.

Address: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-220-5038
Email: outdoor@ucalgary.ca
Website: calgaryoutdoorcentre.ca

Wild Heart Adventures Sea Kayak Tours

Specializes in multi-day tours throughout Vancouver Island’s coastal waters with certified guides and gourmet fare.

Address: 1560 Brebber Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1P4
Email: info@kayakbc.com
Website: kayakbc.com

Marine Wildlife Viewing

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

Specializes in viewing whales, bears, sea lions, and other wildlife aboard their 53 foot motor yacht. Their interpretive tours include a scenic cruise of the Broken Group Islands and a gourmet meal while at anchor. Sunset cruises and private charters also available.

Address: Whiskey Landing Marina (Corner of Cedar Rd & Main St), Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-8289
Email: info@archipelagocruises.com
Website: archipelagocruises.com

Beachcomber Ocean Tours

Specializes in Barkley Sound’s wildlife aboard the MV Blackfish. Three-hour wildlife watching tour in the waters of Barkley Sound. Six-hour nature history tour includes a day trip to the Broken Group and Deer Group Islands. Kayak transport service available within Barkley sound.

Address: Small Craft Harbour, Hemlock St, Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-3444 or 250-726-8921 (cell)
Email: contact@wildedgewhales.com
Website: wildedgewhales.info

Canadian Princess Resort

Specializes in whale watching tours. Guides will point out historical landmarks, aquatic birds and spot whales, seals and sea lions, eagles, deer, and black bears. The cabin cruisers have heated cabins and washroom facilities for guests.

Address: 1943 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-7111
Website: canadianprincess.com

Eagle Nook Resort

Offers in marine wildlife viewing tours in the Broken Group Islands.

Phone: 1-800-760-3361
Website: eaglenook.com

Great Pacific Ocean Charters

Specializes in charter boat services in Barkley Sound. This includes kayak transport, dive charters, nature tours, and water taxi. Service area includes Bamfield, the Deer Group Islands, the Broken Group Islands, Ucluelet, and Port Alberni.

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC
Phone: 250-920-9020
Email: info@gpocharters.com
Website: gpocharters.com

Jamie’s Whaling Station & Adventure Centres

Specializes in tours offering whale watching on 65 foot cruisers or Zodiacs. Located in both Tofino and Ucluelet.

Address: 606 Campbell St, Box 129, Tofino, BC V0R 3A0
Phone (Tofino): 250-725-3919
Toll-free (Tofino): 1-800-667-9913
Phone (Ucluelet): 250-726-7444
Toll-free (Ucluelet): 1-800-726-7444
Email: info@jamies.com
Website: jamies.com

Outer Shores Expeditions

Specializes in multi-day expeditions aboard the schooner “Passing Cloud”. Activities include wildlife viewing, photography, interpretive walks, sailing, and cultural site visits.

Phone: 250-220-2311
Email: info@outershores.ca
Website: outershores.ca

Spy Hop Ocean Adventures

Specializes in three-hour interpretive and marine wildlife viewing tours of the Barkley Sound region, including the Broken Group Islands.

Phone: 250-726-3749
Email: ukeewhales@gmail.com
Website: spy-hop.com

Wild Pacific Sailing Adventures

Specializes in hands-on sailing experience, including small groups. Great for celebrating or just a family tour. All food and beverage provided.

Phone: 250-266-0035
Email: bobby@wildpacificsailing.com
Website: wildpacificsailing.com

Marine Transportation

Beachcomber Ocean Tours

Kayak transport service available within Barkley sound.

Address: Small Craft Harbour, Hemlock St, Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-3444 or 250-726-8921 (cell)
Email: contact@wildedgewhales.com
Website: wildedgewhales.info

Great Pacific Ocean Charters

Specializes in charter boat services in Barkley Sound. This includes kayak transport, dive charters, nature tours, and water taxi. Service area includes Bamfield, the Deer Group Islands, the Broken Group Islands, Ucluelet, and Port Alberni.

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC
Phone: 250-920-9020
Email: info@gpocharters.com
Website: gpocharters.com

Lady Rose Marine Services

Specializes in transportation to the Broken Group Islands.

Address: 5425 Argyle St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1T6
Phone: 250-723-8313
Email: ladyrosemarine@telus.net
Website: ladyrosemarine.com

Majestic Ocean Adventures

Specializes in custom trips hauling kayaks and equipment to the Broken Group Islands, or any destination in Barkley Sound.

Address: 1167 Helen Rd, Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-2868
Toll-free: 1-800-889-7644
E-mail: majestic@oceankayaking.com
Website: oceankayaking.com/trips/whale-watching


West Coast Trail Unit

Guided Backpacking | Public Transportation | Marine Transportation

Guided Backpacking

Amaruk Wilderness Corp.

Private expeditions and guide training. Specializes in backpacking expeditions and guide training on the West Coast Trail.

Phone: 604-259-0300
Toll-free: 1-888-926-2785
Email: info@amaruk.com
Website: amaruk.com

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Specializes in guided backpacking, sea kayaking, and canoe tours in BC. Knowledgeable guides optimize daily route plans and overall experience, including preparing wholesome meals.

Address: 4865 Bench Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N1
Phone: 250-715-0034
Toll-free:1-800-896-9525 (in Canada)
Email: coastalbliss@shaw.ca
Website: coastalbliss.ca

Ecosummer Expeditions

Specializes in guided sea kayaking expeditions, hiking and backpacking trips, canoeing and coastal cruises in BC and beyond. Seasoned guides with in-depth knowledge and experience lead adventures.

Address: Box 177, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0
Phone: 250-674-0102
Toll-free:1-800-465-8884
Email: office@ecosummer.com
Website: ecosummer.com

Irie Adventure Tours Inc.

Specializes in BC outdoor adventures, with a focus on guided hiking and ski trips. Offers guided hiking trips on the West Coast Trail.

Address: 7553-3034 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-671-9730
Email: info@irieadventures.com
Website: irieadventuretours.com

Sea to Sky Expeditions

Specializes in quality wilderness experiences, especially on the West Coast Trail. Guides provide direction, meals and highlight all the trail has to offer.

Address: PO Box 1759, Squamish, BC V8B 0B2
Phone: 604-815-4202
Toll-free: 1-800-990-9735
Email: info@seatoskyexpeditions.com
Website: seatoskyexpeditions.com

Public Transportation

West Coast Trail Express

Specializes in shuttle bus service, May 1 to September 29, from Victoria and Nanaimo to the trailheads and between the trailheads of the West Coast Trail. Pick-ups from and drop offs at Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Gordon River, Lake Cowichan, Nanaimo, Nitinat Junction, Pachena Bay and Bamfield.

Address: 4884 Lochside Dr, Victoria, BC B8Y 2E4
Phone: 250-477-8700
Toll-free: 1-888-999-2288
Email: bus@trailbus.com
Website: trailbus.com

Marine Transportation

Juan De Fuca Express

Transportation with water taxi Michelle Diana between Port Renfrew Community Dock, Port Renfrew and East Bamfield Community Dock, Bamfield (the communities at each end of the West Coast Trail). Also between Bamfield and Ucluelet. This service is offered May through September by reservation only, weather permitting.

Toll-free: 1-888-755-6578
Email: info@trailhead-resort.com
Website: members.shaw.ca/berry5868/juanfuca.htm