A guided tour

This summer, come celebrate with us! Let our park interpreters inspire and fascinate you as you experience all that Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has to offer.

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 throughout July and August with limited programming in June and September. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and special program offers. If you would like to book a special program for your group please contact the Interpretation Coordinator, Bram Dams at bram.dams@pc.gc.ca or at 250.726.3505. 

NOTE: Public programs are supported through the purchase of park entry pass, but in 2017, park entry is free to celebrate Canada’s 150th!  Programs are presented in English, with special programming available in French.


Summer schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Guided walks
11:00 am at
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Shoreline Explore Walk Creatures of the Coast Tracking The Wild Creatures of the Coast Shoreline Explore Walk Fish & Plant Printing ($7.30)

Rainforest Walk

*Begins at Schooner Cove Trail

Prop talks
1:00 pm at
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Get CoastSmart! Sea Otters Rescuing the Rare Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Slugs Carnivore Snapshots Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws
Guided walks
2:00 pm at
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Bears, Berries &Boonies Shoreline Explore Walk

Rainforest Walk

*Begins at Schooner Cove Trail

Touch Tank with the Ucluelet Aquarium Bears, Berries &Boonies Shoreline Explore Walk Sand Dunes Walk
Theatre shows
8:00 pm at
Green Point Theatre
Film Night Guest Speaker Series Crave the Wave Hippies, Pioneers & Outcasts Pirates of the Intertidal Bears, Wolves &Cougars Whale Tales

NOTE: Programs may be subject to change without notice.


Guided walks 

Venue: On various trails, begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre* 

(Approximately 90 minutes. Arrive early, parking may be limited. Dogs are not allowed. No recording devices.)

  • Shoreline Explore: A guided tour of the fascinating world that exists where land and sea meet.
  • Creatures of the Coast: Coastal fauna have informed many cultural teachings of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. What signs of them can we find while walking, and what can we learn by listening?
  • Tracking the Wild: Come search for the tracks of Bears, Wolves and Cougars, on the beach and in the dunes.
  • Rainforest Walk: Experience the sights, sounds, and scents of an old growth rainforest during a two-hour walk along Schooner Cove Trail. *Begins at Schooner Cove Trail
  • Bear, Berries and Boonies: Walk through a deliciously green section of the park that a bear would look at and think “salad bar”! Learn how past and present generations have taken care of the plants and wildlife of this wondrous landscape.
  • Join visiting Ucluelet Aquarium staff and the creatures they will bring with them. Learn about anemones, urchins, sea stars and more as you experience them up-close and personal in touch tanks.
  • Sand Dunes Walk: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.

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. Children must be accompanied at all times. Pets are not allowed.)

  • Film Night: Ask a staff member what film is showing this week.
  • Guest Speaker Series: This July and August, Parks Canada will host guest speakers. Ask park staff who this week’s speaker will be.
  • Crave the Wave: Discover what makes surfing so addictive, all while getting some surf tips and learning about CoastSmart! Featuring Adam Chilton’s local surf flick “Uncharted”.
  • Hippies, Pioneers & Outcasts: The West Coast has long been known for its free spirits and eclectic culture. Hear stories from characters, past and present, who call the end of the road home.
  • 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!
  • Whale Tales: Grey, humpback, and Orca whales are some of the most captivating creatures that visit the Park Reserve. Learn about their mysterious and fascinating lives, and how our relationship with them has changed over time.
  • Bears, Wolves, Cougars: Discover what happens when bears, wolves and cougars try to share this place with the people who live and visit here.

Park Educational /Tour Groups

From June to September, we offer a variety of fun and engaging educational programs for your school, club or tour group. From general park orientations to rainforest and seashore explorations, inquire about a program tailored to meet your needs. Contact us for information and fees.