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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

2016 Interpretive Programs

 A guided tour

This summer, dive in head first! Let our park interpreters inspire and fascinate you as you experience the majesty of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Discover and explore the tide-pools and rainforest. Feel a fuzzy sea otter pelt. Listen to stories that are older than our ancient trees. See the land and water from a different perspective as you are immersed in the cultural and natural treasures of Pacific Rim. Highlights for 2016 include volunteer conservation opportunities and new hands-on activities!

Our interpretive programs run daily throughout July and August with limited programming in June and September. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and special program offers.

NOTE: Public programs are supported through the purchase of park entry pass.  Programs are presented in English, with special programming available in French.

Contact us for more information.

2015 Interpretive Programs Schedule*

*The 2016 schedule will be similar but will feature new offers! Check back in the spring for an updated 2016 schedule.

Guided Walks Prop Talks  Theatre Shows

11am  Ancestral Lifeways Walk Nuu-chah-nulth
Culture Walk
Native Plant Walk Rainforest Walk Creatures of the Coast Shoreline
Explore Walk
Tracking The Wild
1pm Flotsam & Jetsam Sea Otters Run For Your Life:
Tsunami Safety 
Canid Camera  Flotsam & Jetsam Seashells Touch Table:
Jaws, Paws & Claws 
3pm Seashells Slugs Seashells Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Slugs Canid Camera Sea Otters
8pm Animated Film: Raven Tales Pirates of the Intertidal! Bears, Wolves & Cougars Guest Speaker Series TBD TBD Film Night
NOTE: Programs may be subject to change without notice.

Guided Walks 

(approximately 90 minutes, dogs are not permitted)

  • Shoreline Explore (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): A guided tour of the fascinating world that exists where land and sea meet.

  • Ancestral Lifeways Walk (Schooner Cove Trail): The landscape and Nuu-chah-nulth culture are deeply interconnected. Explore the ancient relationship that continues between local First Nations and the coastal temperate rainforest.
  • Creatures of the Coast (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Coastal fauna have informed many cultural teachings of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. What signs of them can we fi nd while walking, and what can we learn by listening?

  • Rainforest Walk (Schooner Cove Trail): Experience the sights, sounds, and scents of an old growth rainforest during a two-hour walk along Schooner Cove Trail.

  • Nuu-chah-nulth Culture Walk (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Learn about Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, the people who come from this land and have cared for it for millennia.

  • Tracking the Wild (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Come search for the tracks of Bears, Wolves and Cougars, on the beach and in the dunes.

  • Native Plant Walk (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Explore plants with a Nuu-chah-nulth guide. Learn about the plants as living beings protected by traditional protocol.

Prop Talks

VENUE: Kwisitis Visitor Centre
  • Fun, hands-on activities for everyone – young and old! Ask a staff member what’s happening today!

Theatre Shows

VENUE: Green Point Theatre

(Doors open at 7:45 pm)

  • Animated Film - Raven Tales: A different episode each week from the popular series featuring tales from the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Pirates of the Intertidal: Meet Captain Claw, a hermit crab not much bigger than your thumb. But beware - his intertidal world is full of thievery, deception & piracy!

  •  Film Night: Ask a staff member what film is showing this week.

  •  Bears, Wolves, Cougars: Discover what happens when bears, wolves and cougars try to share this place with the people who live and visit here.

  • Guest Speaker Series: This July and August, Parks Canada will host guest speakers. Ask park staff who this week’s speaker will be.