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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 | Marine Wildlife ViewingSurfing | Public Transportation

Guided Day Hikes

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd. is a well-established adventure outfitter based on Vancouver Island. We offer a variety of tours including guided backpacking tours on the West Coast Trail, and kayaking tours in the Broken Group Islands, in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

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

Long Beach Nature Tours

Miles away from the man-made world many of us know. Satisfy your hunger to explore with us, and discover Vancouver Island's West Coast beyond its moss-covered surface with our team of passionate and knowledgeable local guides, inspired by veteran nature expert, Bill McIntyre.

Phone: 1-250-725-8305
Email: info@longbeachnaturetours.com
Website: longbeachnaturetours.com

Rotel Tours Inc.

Rotel Tours offers day visits to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve with several short hikes on nature trails and along beaches. Free time for optional boat tour for whale watching. This visit is part of an exclusive camping roundtrip for German groups.

Contact: Rotel Tours, Stefanie Backer Safety and Operations Manager
Phone: 714-0299-9384
Email: Stefanie.backer@rotel.de  

Timberwolf Tours

Established in 1986 Timberwolf Tours operates guided, multi-day tours in Western Canada for small groups. Our active outdoor tours offer guided day hiking, canoeing and camping. Sightseeing and trekking among the most outstanding places between the Rockies and Vancouver Island, Timberwolf Tours showcases the inspiring natural and cultural wonders in Western Canada to visitors from all over the world.

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

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

Marine Wildlife Viewing

Jamie’s Whaling Station

Jamie’s Whaling Station is a company of a crew of 45-50 west coast residents during our peak season. Operating marine adventure tours since 1982, Jamie’s is one of the original companies in the whale watching industry in BC.

Address: Box 129, 606 Campbell St, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
Telephone: 250-725-3919
Email: info@jamies.com  
Website: jamies.com

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

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

Thompson River University

Surf Instruction.

Address: Thompson River University, 900 McGill Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8
Phone: 250-828-5221
Email: adventure@tur.ca  
Website: adventurestudies.ca

Tofino Travel Co

Tofino Travel Co offers all-inclusive Tofino surf camps on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Our camps include guided day hikes in the beautiful Long Beach unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Guests explore the rainforest boardwalks and endless sandy beaches alongside our expert guide.

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

Photography

Yuri Choufour

Yuri Choufour is a Vancouver based creative, specializing in fine art nature prints and teaching photography. His photographs reflect the passion he has for exploring wild places Yuri Choufour Photography.

Telephone: 604-992-4554
Email: yurichoufour@gmail.com  
Website: yurichoufour.com

Public Transportation

Charter Bus Lines of BC

Charter Bus service provided between Vancouver, Seattle, and Sea-Tac. Large, modern and fully equipped, charter bus fleet. Long established company with long term experience and safe drivers.

Phone: 604-940-1707
Email: sales@cbl.ca  
Website: charterbuslines.com

Moose Travel Network

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

Address: 1022 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1L5
Phone: 604-297-0255
Email: vancouver@moosenetwork.ca
Website: moosenetwork.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

Batstar Adventure Tours 

Specializes in guided kayaking trips in the Broken Group Islands . They offer professional guides, quality gear and food. They cook, clean and take care of all of the details. Children are welcome on their tours.

Address: 6360 Springfield Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8L8
Phone: 250-724-2050
Toll-free: 1-866-559-3330
Email: tours@batstar.com
Website: batstar.com

Blue Dog Kayaking

Blue Dog Kayaking is committed to bringing you the best that sea kayaking can offer paddling along some of the most beautiful, unspoiled coastlines in the world. We offer the entire Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking program including intermediate and advanced programs in the beautiful Broken Group Islands.

Address: 2093 Wildflower Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1
Phone: 250-710-7693
Email: paddle@bluedogkayaking.com  
Website: bluedogkayaking.com

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Coastal Bliss Adventures Ltd. is a well-established adventure outfitter based on Vancouver Island. We offer a variety of tours including guided backpacking tours on the West Coast Trail, and kayaking tours in the Broken Group Islands, in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

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

DSK guiding

DSK guiding offers custom and scheduled sea kayak tours in the Broken Group Islands. We specialize in working with small groups and create trips to suit individual needs.

DSK guiding offers custom and scheduled hiking trips along the length of the West Coast Trail. We specialize in working with small groups and create trips to suit individual needs.

Address: Box 1022 Whistler, BC V0N1B2
Telephone: 604-938-4056
Email: dsarkany@telus.net  
Website: dskguiding.com

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

Gabriola offers West Coast Sea Kayak Adventures and SKGABC Guide Training courses. Great trips and incredible people since 1990!

Telephone: 250-327-3346
Email: gabriolaseakayaking@gmail.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

SKILS (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: amharder@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

Eagle Nook Resort

Eagle Nook Resort is an all-inclusive boat or flyin wilderness resort located in Barkley Sound, British Columbia. We offer fully guided private fishing charters, kayaking adventures, whale watching, hiking trails, hot tub and massage services. There is also a full service marina on site with moorage packages for boats and floatplanes.

Address: Eagle Nook Wilderness Resort, Vernon Bay, Barkley Sound
Toll-free:
1 (800) 760 2777
Email: info@eaglenook.com
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: East Dock, Frigate Rd, Bamfield, BC 
Phone: 250-999-8045
Moblile: 250-920-9020
Email: info@gpocharters.com  
Website: gpocharters.com

Jamie’s Whaling Station

Jamie’s Whaling Station is a company of a crew of 45-50 west coast residents during our peak season. Operating marine adventure tours since 1982, Jamie’s is one of the original companies in the whale watching industry in BC.

Address: PO BOX 129, 606 Campbell St, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
Telephone: 250-725-3919
Email: info@jamies.com  
Website: jamies.com

Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores operates wildlife and cultural expeditions aboard the classic schooner “Passing Cloud”. Small groups of 6 guests, along with a crew of expert mariners and interpreters, explore the 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 exceptional accommodation.

Address: 360 B Harbour Road Victoria, BC, V9A 3S1
Toll-Free: 1-855-714-7233 
Email: info@outershores.ca  
Website: outershores.ca

Spy Hop Ocean Adventures

Experience and explore the oceanic world off the West Coast of Vancouver Island with Spy Hop Ocean Adventures.

Address: 200 Hemlock Street, Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0
Telephone: 1-250-726-3749
Email: ukeewhales@gmail.com  
Website: spy-hop.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: East Dock, Frigate Rd, Bamfield, BC
Phone: 250-999-8045
Mobile: 250-920-9020
Email:
info@gpocharters.com  
Website: gpocharters.com

Lady Rose Marine Services

Based at Sechart Lodge our 42 foot water taxi is equipped to transport you, your kayaks and gear from Toquaht Bay or Bamfield into the Broken Group Islands or to Sechart Lodge. It also offers water taxi service between Sechart and the Broken Group Islands, Haggard’s Cove and other points in Barkley Sound. Visit our website for more information.

Address: 5425 Argyle St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1T6
Phone: 250-720-7358
Email: ladyrosemarine@telus.net
Website: ladyrosemarine.com


West Coast Trail Unit

Guided Backpacking | Guided Day HikesPublic Transportation | Marine Transportation

Guided Backpacking

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

Live Out Loud Adventures

Live Out Loud Adventures (LOLA) is an adventure based company inspiring adults and youth to live intentionally through exhilarating, outdoor experiences in Canada and around the world. Whether it’s climbing a mountain like Kilimanjaro, hiking through old-growth rainforests on the West Coast Trail or trekking through majestic parks like the Torres del Paine in Patagonia, LOLA offers you the chance to reconnect with the natural environment, with yourself, and with others. Come and have some fun with an inspiring group of leaders.

Address: 49 Elm Avenue, Toronto, Ont M4W 1N6
Email: alisonjoel@rogers.com
Website: liveoutloudadventures.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

Guided Day Hikes

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC V0R 1B0
Website: Bamfieldmsc.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

West Coast Trail Shuttle

The West Coast Trail Shuttle is a family owned shuttle service that provides transportation to the West Coast Trail, Cape Scott, the North Coast Trail, and the Juan De Fuca Trail. Open from April to October every year, you can book reservations or find out more at: westcoastshuttle.ca.

Address: 4163 Malt Avenue, Vancouver BC V6N 406
Phone: 250-710-4679
Toll-free: 1-888-915-0184
Website: westcoastshuttle.ca

Marine Transportation

West Coast Ferry

Shuttle service between the Gordon River West Coast Trail information centre and the Gordon River access to the West Coast Trail.

Phone: 250-647-5517
Email: butch023@telus.net