Steeped in Nuu-chah-nulth culture dating back thousands of years, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is your gateway to the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. Activities range from a one-hour interpretive walk to the hike of a lifetime along the legendary West Coast Trail. Try surfing, Canadian style, explore tidal pools teeming with sea life or enjoy a tranquil paddle among the emerald waters of the Broken Group Islands.


  • Two hikers walking along the beach with lighthouse in background on the West Coast Trail.

    ​Take the hike of a lifetime: West Coast Trail

    On the bucket list of any serious hiker, the 75-kilometre West Coast Trail follows the one-time survival route of unlucky shipwreck victims through old-growth forests, past wide-open beaches and across suspension bridges spanning rivers and streams.

  • Two young men carrying surf boards along a road with the rainforest in the background.

    ​Catch a wave: West Coast surfing at Pacific Rim

    For a once-in-a-lifetime surfing experience, leave the bikinis and board shorts behind and suit up in neoprene to catch some waves off Canada’s west coast. Beaches offer year-round surfing for beginners and experts alike.

  • Tseshaht Beach keeper drawing a whale in the sand in the Broken Group Islands for two visitors.

    Immerse yourself in Nuu-chah-nulth culture

    Make your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve the cultural experience of a lifetime with interpretive walks, storytelling and interactive displays hosted by park partners, the Nuu-chah-nulth people, who have lived here for centuries.

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