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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

2015 Interpretive Programs

 A guided tour

This summer, dive in head first! Let our park interpreters inspire and fascinate you as you experience the majesty of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Discover and explore the tide-pools and rainforest. Feel a fuzzy sea otter pelt. Listen to stories that are older than our ancient trees. See the land and water from a different perspective as you are immersed in the cultural and natural treasures of Pacific Rim.

Our interpretive programs run daily from July 1st to the end of August.

NOTE: Public programs are supported through the purchase of park entry pass.  Programs are presented in English, with special programming available in French.

Contact us for more information.

Interpretive Programs Schedule

Guided Walks Prop Talks  Theatre Shows

11am  Ancestral Lifeways Walk Native Plant Walk Nuu-chah-nulth
Culture Walk
Explore Walk 
Sand Dunes Walk  Shoreline
Explore Walk
Tracking The Wild
1pm Flotsam & Jetsam Sea Otters Run For Your Life:
Tsunami Safety 
Canid Camera  TOUCH TANK:
Intertidal Survival
Seashells Touch Table:
Jaws, Paws & Claws 
2pm Fish & Plant Printing
($4.90 each)
Creatures of the Coast Ancestral Lifeways Walk Rainforest Walk  Rainforest Walk Creatures of the Coast Shoreline
Explore Walk 
3pm Seashells Slugs Seashells Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Slugs Canid Camera Sea Otters
8pm Animated Film: Raven Tales Guest Speaker Series Pirates of the Intertidal Film: Sea Otters Tsunamis & Earthquakes Bears, Wolves, Cougars Film Night
NOTE: Programs may be subject to change without notice.

Guided Walks 

(approximately 90 minutes, dogs are not permitted)

  • Shoreline Explore (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): A guided tour of the fascinating world that exists where land and sea meet.

  • Ancestral Lifeways Walk (Schooner Cove Trail): The landscape and Nuu-chah-nulth culture are deeply interconnected. Explore the ancient relationship that continues between local First Nations and the coastal temperate rainforest.
  • Creatures of the Coast (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Coastal fauna have informed many cultural teachings of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. What signs of them can we fi nd while walking, and what can we learn by listening?

  • Rainforest Walk (Schooner Cove Trail): Experience the sights, sounds, and scents of an old growth rainforest during a two-hour walk along Schooner Cove Trail.

  • Nuu-chah-nulth Culture Walk (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Learn about Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, the people who come from this land and have cared for it for millennia.

  • Tracking the Wild (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Come search for the tracks of Bears, Wolves and Cougars, on the beach and in the dunes.

  • Native Plant Walk (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Explore plants with a Nuu-chah-nulth guide. Learn about the plants as living beings protected by traditional protocol.

  • Sand Dunes Walk (Kwisitis Visitor Centre): Walk the slopes and crests of windblown sand. Discover a world that is not beach or forest, but a strange and disappearing blend of both.

  • Fish & Plant Printing (Wickaninnsh Trail “A”): A hands-on activity where participants create their own West Coast art to take home, using plants and rubber sea life. ($4.90 each)

Prop Talks

VENUE: Kwisitis Visitor Centre
  • Fun, hands-on activities for everyone – young and old! Ask a staff member what’s happening today!

Theatre Shows

VENUE: Green Point Theatre

(Doors open at 7:45 pm)

  • Film - Sea Otters: A park favourite, with an interactive introduction by a park interpreter.

  • Guest Speaker Series: This July and August, Parks Canada will host guest speakers. Ask park staff who this week’s speaker will be.

  • Animated Film - Raven Tales: A different episode each week from the popular series featuring tales from the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Tsunamis & Earthquakes: We are perched right on top of an active fault where North America meets the biggest ocean in the world. If the earth starts jumping and the water starts leaping, do you want to know what to do?

  • Pirates of the Intertidal: Meet Captain Claw, a hermit crab not much bigger than your thumb. But beware - his intertidal world is full of thievery, deception & piracy!

  •  Film Night: Ask a staff member what film is showing this week.

  •  Bears, Wolves, Cougars: Discover what happens when bears, wolves and cougars try to share this place with the people who live and visit here.