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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Kwisitis Visitor Centre

Kwisitis, or the "other end of the beach" in the Nuu-chah-nulth language, is a fitting name for this iconic west coast building perched at the south end of Wickaninnish Beach in beautiful Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

The outside deck is the perfect year-round spot to view whales, storms and surfers alike. Inside the centre, new exhibits about the land, sea, sky and people of the area await you:

  • See the giant murals of marine mammals and the rainforest.
  • Take a photo in front of the large whale tail.
  • Listen to stories of the First Nations of this coast.
  • Ride a giant slug.
  • Explore a replica of a First Nations longhouse and whale hunt.
  • Examine tracks of bears, wolves, cougars and other critters that use our beaches.
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the west coast.
  • Find out how salmon nurture the rainforest.
  • Visit the First Nations Gift Shop.
  • Leave us a note. Let us know what you think!



Tracks on a beach Examine tracks of bears, wolves and cougars and other critters that use our beaches.
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