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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Licensed Operators List

Information on obtaining a business licence


NOTE: The service descriptions below are provided by the operators, and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve does not endorse any of these services.

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

Long Beach Unit

Guided Day Hikes | Guided Kayaking | Surf Kayaking | Surfing | Public Transportation

Guided Day Hikes

Original Tofino Travel Company

Specializes in Tofino surf camps and unique West Coast travel packages that include guided tours of the Clayoquot Sound. An essential part of that experience is Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, where guides lead guests on explorations of the rainforest boardwalks and endless sandy beaches of the Long Beach Unit.

Phone: 250-725-2202
Email: info@tofinotravel.com  
Website: www.tofinotravel.com

Long Beach Nature Tours

Specializes in customized three or six hour guided nature hikes led by local naturalists.

Phone: 250-725-8305
Email: infohikes@longbeachnaturetours.com
Website: longbeachnaturetours.com

Timberwolf Tours

Specializes in outdoor and soft adventure travel experiences for small groups. Their camping and hotel vacations combine sightseeing activities in and around the Rocky Mountain National Parks, north-western BC, the Yukon, Vancouver Island and the Pacific shores.

Address: Site 34, 51404 Range Rd 264, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1E4
Phone: 780-470-4966
Toll-free: 1-888-467-9697
Email: info@timberwolftours.com
Website: timberwolftours.com

Guided Kayaking

Tofino Sea Kayaking

Specializes in guided kayak trips in and around Clayoquot Sound. Professional guides share their kayaking skills and knowledge of this area.

Address: 320 Main St, Tofino, BC
Phone: 250-725-4222
Toll-free: 1-800-863-4664
Email: paddle@tofinoseakayaking.com
Website: tofinoseakayaking.com

Surf Kayaking

David Dreves Kayaking

Offers kayak tours and certified kayak instruction.

Address: 14379 Blackburn Ave., White Rock, BC
Phone: 604-318-4019
Email: info@kayakcourses.ca  
Website: www.kayakcourses.ca

Canadian Outdoor Leadership Training

COLT is a 93 day outdoor leadership semester designed to prepare students for a career in the outdoors. Rock climbing, white water river running, mountaineering and sea kayaking are all subjects in which COLT students learn to be proficient.

Address: Box 2190, Campbell River, BC V9W 5C5
Phone: 250-286-3122
Website: colt.bc.ca

SKILS (Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems)

Specializes in kayaking, canoeing, and kayak fishing courses as well as private instructional courses and guided trips.

Address: Box 727, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-5119
Email: info@skils.ca  
Website: skils.ca

Surfing

Endlessride Surf & Fitness

Offers surf lessons based out of Long Beach Surf Shop in Ucluelet.

Phone: 250-726-5020
Email: jay@endlessride.ca
Website: endlessride.ca

Pacific Surf School

Specializes in teaching the fundamentals of surfing etiquette, technique and ocean awareness for all skill levels. Surf camps are also offered.

Address: 430 Campbell St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Phone: 250-725-2155
Toll-free: 1-888-777-9961
Email: info@pacificsurfschool.com

Relic Surf Shop

Specializes in surf lessons.

Address: 1998 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-4421
Website: relicsurfshop.com

Surf Junction Campground

Specializes in surf lessons for all levels. Learn about ocean safety, rip currents, tides, sea life, and surf technique.

Address: 2650 Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-7214
Email: surfjunction@alberni.net
Website: surfjunction.com

Surf Sister

Specializes in fun and informative lessons for men and women of all ages and abilities.

Address: 625 Campbell St, Tofino, BC
Phone: 250-725-4456
Toll-free: 1-877-724-7873
Email: info@surfsister.com
Website: surfsister.com

Wick’d Surf Camps

Offers surf camps, beginner lessons and surf guiding in small groups to maximize your one-on-one skill building experience. Surf camps are offered with discount accommodation (when available) and liaison service to help customize your stay.

Address: P.O. Box 587, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Telephone: 250-266-0338
Email: andy.wickdsurfcamps@gmail.com
Website: wickedsurfcamps.com

Wya Point Surf Shop Café

Specializes in full surf service, including surf lessons from local First Nations instructors who will share some history as part of the lesson.

Address: 2201 Pacific Rim Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
Telephone: 250-266-0338
Website: wyapointsurfshop.ca

Public Transportation

Moose Travel Network

Specializes in adventure bus tours in Western Canada, including the four-day “Vancouver Island Explorer.”

Address: 1022 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-297-0255
Email: vancouver@moosenetwork.ca
Website: moosenetwork.com

Tofino Bus Services Inc.

Specializes in daily scheduled bus service from Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo to Ucluelet, Long Beach and Tofino. Also provides local beach bus service into the park. Charter bus services available for groups and custom tours.

Address: PO Box 207, 346 Campbell St, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Phone: 1-866-986-3466
Email: info@tofinobus.com
Website: tofinobus.com

Wilsons Transportation Ltd.

Specializes in charter service, 48–56 passenger coaches, and school buses to and from various destinations on Vancouver Island, in addition to other destinations on the mainland.

Address: 4196 Glanford Ave, Victoria, BC
Phone: 250-475-3235
Toll-free: 1-800-567-3288
Email: info@wilsonstransportation.com
Website: wilsonstransportation.com


Broken Group Islands Unit

Guided Kayaking | Marine Wildlife Viewing | Marine Transportation

Guided Kayaking

Adventuress Sea Kayaking

Specializes in guided kayaking tours around the Broken Group Islands Unit where kayakers will enjoy spectacular views of wildlife and heartfelt conversations around a glowing campfire.

Address: PO Box 211, Parksville, BC V9P 2G4
Phone: 250-755-6702
Toll-free: 1-866-955-6702
Email: jan@adventuress.ca
Website: adventuress.ca

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Specializes in sea kayaking trips to the Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound, as well as to other locations in BC. They offer both scheduled and custom tours and arrange round trip transportation from Vancouver and Nanaimo to the launch site.

Address: 4865 Bench Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N1
Phone: 250-715-0034
Toll-free: 1-800-896-9525
Email: coastalbliss@shaw.ca
Website: coastalbliss.ca

David Dreves Kayaking

Offers kayak tours and certified kayak instruction.

Address: 14379 Blackburn Ave., White Rock, BC
Phone: 604-318-4019
Email: info@kayakcourses.ca
Website: www.kayakcourses.ca

Gabriola Sea Kayaking

Specializes in sea kayaking in the Broken Group Islands with professional guides over four to six days.

Address: 367 Hemlock Ave, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X1
Phone: 250-247-0189
Email: info@kayaktours.com
Website: kayaktoursbc.com

Glenlyon Norfolk School

Offers public summertime kayak trips for 15 to 17 year olds in the Broken Group Islands. Trips are led by professional sea kayak guides who cater to the teen paddler. No experience is necessary for these five-day fun and exciting expeditions.

Address: 1701 Beach Dr, Victoria, BC
Phone: 250-370-6852
Email: dtyrrell@mygns.ca
Site Web: www.mygns.ca

Majestic West Coast Wilderness Adventures

Specializes in professionally guided day trips and multi-day trips to the Broken Group Islands. Provides educational and fun tours with local guides, gourmet food and quality equipment.

Address: 1167 Helen Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 1-800-889-7644
Email: majestic@oceankayaking.com
Website: www.oceankayaking.com

Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems

Specializes in kayaking, canoeing, and kayak fishing courses as well as private instructional courses and guided trips. Staff are certified and experienced.

Address: Box 727, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-5119
Email: info@skils.ca
Website: skils.ca

University of Calgary Outdoor Centre

Not-for-profit educational institution that specializes in non-credit learning opportunities in the outdoors for the general public and university community. Offers lodge-based and camping trips to the Broken Group Islands. Teaches and facilitates trips focused on acquiring paddling, camping and cooking skills.

Address: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-220-5038
Email: paddleoutdoor@ucalgary.ca
Website: calgaryoutdoorcentre.ca

Wild Heart Adventures Sea Kayak Tours

Specializes in multi-day tours throughout Vancouver Island’s coastal waters with certified guides and gourmet fare.

Address: 1560 Brebber Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1P4
Email: info@kayakbc.com
Website: kayakbc.com

Marine Wildlife Viewing

Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

Offers wildlife viewing trips aboard a 53 foot motor yacht. Their interpretive tours include a cruise through the breathtaking scenery of the Broken Group Islands and a gourmet meal while at anchor. Romantic evening cruises and private charters also available.

Address: Whiskey Landing Marina (Corner of Cedar Rd & Main St), Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-8289
Email: info@archipelagocruises.com
Website: archipelagocruises.com

Canadian Princess Resort

Specializes in whale watching tours. Guides will point out historical landmarks, aquatic birds and spot whales, seals and sea lions, eagles, deer, and black bears. The cabin cruisers have heated cabins and washroom facilities for guests.

Address: 1943 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-7111
Website: canadianprincess.com

Eagle Nook Resort

Offers 23 spacious guest rooms and 2 natural log cottages, all with en-suite bathrooms and water views. Located between Vernon and Jane Bays, just a short boat ride to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Accommodations include all meals. Restaurant, bar, spa and moorage services available. Saltwater fishing, guided island kayaking, heli-fishing, hiking or marine wildlife viewing tours.

Phone: 604-357-3361
Website: eaglenook.com

Great Pacific Ocean Charters

Specializes in charter boat services in Barkley Sound. This includes kayak transport, dive charters, nature tours, and water taxi. Service area includes Bamfield, the Deer Group Islands, the Broken Group Islands, Ucluelet, and Port Alberni.

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC
Phone: 250-920-9020
Email: info@gpocharters.com  
Website: gpocharters.com

Outer Shores Expeditions

Offers wildlife, cultural, and sailing expeditions aboard the classic wooden schooner “Passing Cloud”. Small groups of 6-8 guests, along with a crew of expert mariners and interpreters explore and experience the wildlife, wilderness, and ancient cultures of the BC coast. Activities include wildlife viewing, photography, interpretive walks, sailing, sea kayaking and cultural site visits, all while enjoying fabulous food and accommodation.

Phone: 250-220-2311
Toll-Free: 1-855-714-7233 
Email: info@outershores.ca  
Website: outershores.ca

Wild Pacific Sailing Adventures

Specializes in hands-on sailing experience, including small groups. Great for celebrating or just a family tour. All food and beverage provided.

Phone: 250-266-0035
Email: bobby@wildpacificsailing.com
Website: wildpacificsailing.com

Marine Transportation

Great Pacific Ocean Charters

Specializes in charter boat services in Barkley Sound. This includes kayak transport, dive charters, nature tours, and water taxi. Service area includes Bamfield, the Deer Group Islands, the Broken Group Islands, Ucluelet, and Port Alberni.

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC
Phone: 250-920-9020
Email: info@gpocharters.com  
Website: gpocharters.com

Lady Rose Marine Services

Specializes in transportation to the Broken Group Islands.

Address: 5425 Argyle St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1T6
Phone: 250-723-8313
Email: ladyrosemarine@telus.net
Website: ladyrosemarine.com


West Coast Trail Unit

Guided Backpacking | Public Transportation | Marine Transportation

Guided Backpacking

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Specializes in guided backpacking, sea kayaking, and canoe tours in BC. Guides optimize daily route plans and overall experience, and prepare meals.

Address: 4865 Bench Rd, Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N1
Phone: 250-715-0034
Toll-free:1-800-896-9525 (in Canada)
Email: coastalbliss@shaw.ca
Website: coastalbliss.ca

Ecosummer Expeditions

Specializes in guided sea kayaking expeditions, hiking and backpacking trips, canoeing and coastal cruises in BC and beyond. Seasoned guides with in-depth knowledge and experience lead adventures.

Address: Box 156, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N0
Phone: 250-674-0102
Email: info@ecosummer.com
Website: ecosummer.com

Irie Adventure Tours Inc.

Specializes in BC outdoor adventures, with a focus on guided hiking and ski trips. Offers guided hiking trips on the West Coast Trail.

Address: 7553-3034 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-671-9730
Email: info@irieadventures.com  
Website: irieadventuretours.com

Sea to Sky Expeditions

Specializes in quality wilderness experiences, especially on the West Coast Trail. Guides provide direction, meals and highlight all the trail has to offer.

Address: PO Box 1759, Squamish, BC V8B 0B2
Phone: 604-815-4202
Toll-free: 1-800-990-9735
Email: info@seatoskyexpeditions.com
Website: seatoskyexpeditions.com

Public Transportation

West Coast Trail Express

Specializes in shuttle bus service, May 1 to September 29, from Victoria and Nanaimo to the trailheads and between the trailheads of the West Coast Trail. Pick-ups from and drop offs at Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Gordon River, Lake Cowichan, Nanaimo, Nitinat Junction, Pachena Bay and Bamfield.

Toll-free: 1-888-999-2288
Email: bus@trailbus.com
Website: trailbus.com

Marine Transportation

Coastal Sea Ventures

Offers transportation by boat to coastal destinations including Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, and Bamfield. Passengers can enjoy beautiful coastal scenery and anticipate the possibility of viewing wildlife in their natural habitat. Our service can carry passengers to various destinations including the West Coast Trail, fishing lodges, as well as Port Renfrew’s Botanical Beach.

Address: 1287 Derby Rd, Victoria, BC
Phone: 778-350-9318
Email: bob@coatalseaventures.com  
Website: www.coastalseaventures.com