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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve


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.

Featured Activities

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Run or Walk the New Long Beach Challenge Route
Go for a record time or just enjoy an afternoon exploring the unspoiled coast of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The 9.5-kilometre Long Beach Challenge route takes visitors past the park’s most stunning shoreline features.
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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.
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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.
Interpreter and whaling exhibit at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre
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.

Activities Overview

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