Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada

Park Management

2009 State of the Park Report

A State of the Park Report describes the state of health of the park in the context of the greater ecosystem.

As the first step in management planning, Pacific Rim's State of the Park Report built a strong foundation. Drawing upon both scientific research and First Nations' traditional knowledge, the report presents a compelling picture of where the park is today. Download the State of the Park Report (PDF, 2.49 MB). 

2010 Park Management Plan

A park management plan is a document that provides strategic direction for how Parks Canada, First Nations, stakeholders, and the general public can manage the park for the long term. It outlines the park's goals, actions necessary to preserve its natural and cultural resources while providing services for our visitors. Decisions related to land use, research, and programming are made based on the management plan. Management plans are updated every five years. Download the 2010 Management Plan (PDF, 6.62 MB).

2010-2011 Annual Management Plan Implementation Report

Since management planning is a continuous cycle of consultation, decision-making, implementation, monitoring, and reporting, this Annual Report serves as a “report card” to partners, stakeholders, and the public. It ensures that our progress-to-date is shared. This brief summary outlines our accomplishments since the Plan was tabled in Parliament in June 2010. Download the 2010-2011 Annual Management Plan Implementation Report (PDF, 2.02 MB).

Park Protection and You

Over 700,000 visitors come to Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail each year. Unless we all share in the stewardship of these areas, we stand to lose the very things that attract us to this special place. For this reason, visitors are asked to comply with some simple rules established under the Canada National Parks Act.

For example, under the Act it is illegal to:

  • collect and remove natural or cultural objects;
  • feed, harass or hunt wildlife;
  • cut vegetation (e.g. for fires);
  • camp outside designated camping areas;
  • camp without a permit.

Safety Standards for Youth Groups

Parks Canada continues to develop safety standards for custodial (youth) group* activities in Pacific Rim. The goal is to encourage youth to experience their national parks while planning for their safety through appropriate leadership. These standards need input from teachers, parents and youth group leaders. Please contact the park to become involved.

Marine Kayaking and/or Canoeing

Interim restrictions have been implemented for custodial groups* kayaking and/or canoeing in Pacific Rim's marine waters. Please contact the park prior to arrival for information and appropriate permits.

*A custodial group means a group affiliated with an institution, where at least one person is below the age of majority and a minor is unaccompanied by his/her parent or guardian.


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