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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Facilities and Services

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

Several facilities and services are available in each of the three areas within the park. For more information on preparing for your visit to these areas, visit our Brochures section.


Long Beach Unit


FacilitiesUntil April 30, 2015May 1 – Sept 7, 2015Sept 8 – Nov 10, 2015
Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

10am - 4:30pm
(Wed - Sun)

May 1 - June 1

  • 10am - 5pm
    (7 days per week)

June 2 - Oct 12

  • 8am - 7pm
    (7 days per week)

Sept 8 - Oct 12

  • 8am - 7pm
    (7 days per week)

Oct 13 - Spring 2016

  • Closed

Kwisitis Visitor Centre

10am - 4:30pm
(Wed - Sun)

May 1 - June 1

  • 10am - 5pm
    (7 days per week)

June 2 - Sept 7

  • 8am - 7pm
    (7 days per week)

10am - 4:30pm
(7 days per week)

Park Admin Building

(closed on statutory holidays)

8am - 4pm
(Mon - Fri)

8am - 4pm
(Mon - Fri)

8am - 4pm
(Mon - Fri)

Cox Bay Visitor Centre Closed 10am - 5pm
(7 days per week)
Closed

Green Point Campground

Reservations Open:
March 16, 8am PST

Campsite Reservations Available: 
June 26 to November 11 

Closed

 

May 1 - June 25

  • Closed

June 26 - Oct 12

  • 8am - 7pm
    (7 days per week)


Sept 8 - Oct 12

  • 8am - 7pm
    (7 days per week)

Oct 13 - Nov 10

  • 8am - 5pm
    (7 days per week)
Green Point Theatre Programs Closed

June 26 - Sept 7

  • 8pm
    (Schedule TBD)

Closed

NOTE: A park entry pass must be displayed in your vehicle when stopped in the Long Beach unit of the park.


Broken Group Islands (BGI)

Services and facilities in the Broken Group Islands (BGI) are limited. This is a backcountry area and visitors must be self-sufficient.

Camping is available on the Broken Group Islands from May to October. The overnight camping permit must be purchased prior to departure at one of the following locations:

  • Pacific Rim Visitor Centre – 2791 Pacific Rim Highway, Ucluelet
  • Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce – 1604 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet
  • Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce & Information Centre – 2533 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni
  • Secret Beach Campground and Kayak Launch – Toquaht Bay

Or by calling Parks Canada at 250-726-3500 Monday through Friday (8am – 4pm PST) or the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre at 250-726-4212.

From May to September Tseshaht Beach Keepers provide services in the Broken Group Islands including maintaining camping areas, checking camping permits, providing information to visitors and sharing stories of the Tseshaht First Nation’s rich history in the area.


West Coast Trail (WCT)

A limited number of facilities are offered along the West Coast Trail (WCT). If you are planning on hiking the entire WCT, be prepared for 6-8 days in the backcountry. Facilities on the trail include boardwalk, ladders, bridges, cable cars and outhouses at the most commonly used camping areas. There are no huts for hikers on the WCT.

FacilitiesServices OfferedMay 1 – Sept 30, 2015
Pachena Bay Information Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
  • Emergency Evacuations
9am - 5pm
Gordon River Information Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
  • Emergency Evacuations

9am - 5pm

Services in the neighbouring communities

Bamfield, Port Renfrew and Nitinat Lake can provide basic services, including accommodation, camping, phones, fuel, groceries and tours. There are no banks in these communities so cash and change can be difficult to obtain.

Contact us for more information.