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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

2016 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. Highlights for 2016 include volunteer conservation opportunities and new hands-on activities!

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.

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.

2016 Interpretive Programs Schedule

Guided Walks Prop Talks  Theatre Shows

11am  Volunteer Activity
Location varies
Shoreline Explore Walk Kwisitis Visitor Centre Rainforest Walk 
Schooner Cove Trail
Shoreline Explore Walk 
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Rainforest Walk
Schooner Cove Trail
Creatures of the
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Tracking The Wild
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
1pm Creature Snapshots
Fish & Plant Printing
Slugs Touch Tank with the
Ucluelet Aquarium
Slugs Flotsam & Jetsam Touch Table: 
Jaws, Paws & Claws
3pm Flotsam & Jetsam Hippies, Pioneers &
Sea Otters Seashells Touch Table: 
Jaws, Paws & Claws
Creature Snapshots Sea Otters
8pm Animated Film:
Raven Tales
Guest Speaker Series Pirates of the Intertidal Film Night Whale Tales Bears, Wolves &
Crave the Wave
NOTE: Programs may be subject to change without notice.

Guided Walks 

(approximately 90 minutes, dogs are not permitted)

  • Volunteer Activity: Want to make a difference in the park reserve? Get your hands dirty with a rewarding volunteer activity, held every Sunday at 11am. Programs vary from beach clean-ups to pulling invasive dune grass - please contact a visitor centre for each week’s planned activity and location.

  • 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?

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

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

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)

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Crave the Wave: Discover what makes surfing so addictive, all while getting some surf tips and learning about ocean safety! Featuring Adam Chilton’s local surf flick “Uncharted”.