Suit up in your storm gear and watch the winter breakers crash on a rocky shoreline, or enjoy a summer stroll along an endless sandy beach. Step out of your kayak to be greeted by a First Nation Beach Keeper, or hear ancient legends told around the campfire by Guardians of the West Coast Trail. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve offers a West Coast experience steeped in nature and history.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast.
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Scattered throughout the Salish Sea, the Gulf Islands teem with wildlife, a haven for rare species and threatened eco-systems and a playground for hikers, campers, cyclists, boaters and kayakers.
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
Fort Rodd Hill commemorates the history, stories and lessons of Canada’s emergence as a military presence on the world stage. Follow the trail to Fisgard Lighthouse in Esquimalt Harbour, a boon to navigators since 1860.
Fort Langley National Historic Site
Experience life as a 19th century voyageur at Fort Langley, where the colony of British Columbia was born. Mingle with fur traders, pan for gold, learn the blacksmith’s art and camp in an HBC-themed oTENTik.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
Tour a historic Fraser River salmon cannery, through a herring reduction plan and interactive fishing displays. Learn about local marine life on the Fish Wall and be inspired by the industrious fishery of BC’s past.
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site
Amid lush rainforest islands and seas rich with wildlife, Gwaii Haanas harbours rare sites of carved poles and longhouses, making this park culturally important to the Haida people who co-manage cooperatively manage the region with Parks Canada.
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday,
from 8 am to 4 pm
*Closed on statutory holidays
Free admission in 2017.
Other fees still apply.
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