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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Explora Guided Tour App

Explora 
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It’s now easier than ever to explore the sights and sounds of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve—just download the Explora App using your Android or iOS device!

Select a self-guided route in the App and experience what the park has to offer through a series of interactive maps, photos and quizzes.

Curiosity getting the better of you? Learn more about the Secrets of the Sand Dunes that's currently available. Other routes, including Once Upon a Shorepine Bog, are coming soon!

To download the app, select one of the following:

Download Explora from Google Play (Android) Download Explora from iTunes App Store

Did you know? Explora Apps are also available for other Parks Canada places.


Explora App - Secrets of the Sand Dunes Route

If a grain of sand and a blade of grass go to war, who wins?

In the Wickaninnish sand dunes, forces of nature clash in an epic struggle for territory.

Want to see it happen? Then download this self-guided tour that unveils a strange and dynamic landscape.

Our forests and beaches are well-known, but our dunes remain a bit of a secret haven. It’s a place we’d like to present for your discovering pleasure.

The tour begins with a relaxed walk from the Kwisitis Visitor Centre deck. It’s mostly a flat stroll along the beach with sandy slopes near the end. The round-trip trek to the sand dunes is about 3.2 km which will take approximately two hours, or a little more if you wish to go slow.

If you can’t wait to see the dunes, use the App to go on a virtual tour or learn more about this rare ecosystem by following these links or watch the video:


Explora App - Once Upon a Shorepine Bog *COMING SOON*

a toy dinosaur on the shorepine bog trail boardwalk
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What comes to mind when you think of a bog?

A rotten reek? Millions of mosquitoes?

Well you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There’s more to a bog than meets the eye.

The Shorepine Bog Trail at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a treasure trove of natural phenomena, and the new Parks Canada Explora app will take you through its twisted tale.

See a plant digest its prey, learn about traditional First Nations food sources, and take a walk through a forest of “giant broccoli”—all in one bog.

The tour begins and ends at the trailhead located in the Bog trail parking lot, just a short drive from the Kwisitis Visitor Centre. A leisurely stroll along the boardwalk will have you completing the looped trail in 20-30 minutes.

If you’re lucky, you may even spot a dinosaur...


NOTE: The trail is wheelchair accessible.