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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Facility Hours

Long Beach Unit | Broken Group Islands Unit | West Coast Trail Unit

Several facilities and services are available in each of the three areas within the park. For more information on preparing for your visit to these areas, visit our Brochures section.

Visitor Safety Notice:  Due to winter storm conditions, flooding at high tide and erosion, Comber's Beach access is not recommended and the parking lot is closed effective October 28, 2015.

The area will re-open in Spring 2016, when conditions allow safe access to Combers Beach. Visitors can explore other easily accessed beaches in the park reserve such as Long Beach and Wickaninnish Beach. Always be aware of tides and beach logs when visiting any of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s beaches.

Visitors are also advised to use caution when accessing Florencia Beach during this time.

For more information, contact 250-726-3500 or pacrim.info@pc.gc.ca.


Long Beach Unit

Long Beach

Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

 May 1 - May 31, 2016 Jun 1 - Sep 5, 2016  Sep 6 - Oct 10, 2016 Oct 11 - Dec 31, 2016 
10am - 5pm
7 days per week
8am - 7pm
7 days per week

10am - 5pm
7 days per week

9am - 5pm
(Tues - Sat)

Pacific Rim Visitor Centre is jointly operated by Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce and Parks Canada. Parks Canada staff are available at this location from May to October.

Kwisitis Visitor Centre

May 9 -
May 30, 2016
May 31 -
Nov 6, 2016 
Nov 7 -
Dec 31, 2016
Closed 10am - 5pm
7 days per week
11am - 3pm
(Fri - Sun)

Green Point Campground

Reservations Open:
January 11, 2016 at 8 am PST

Campsite Reservations Available:
May 1, 2016 to October 11, 2016

May 1 - Oct 10, 2016 Oct 11 - Dec 31, 2016 
8am - 7pm
7 days per week
Closed

Green Point Theatre

Green Point Theatre 2016 summer schedule TBA.

Check our interpretive program page for a complete schedule in the Spring.

Cox Bay Visitor Centre

Cox Bay Visitor Centre is operated year round by Tourism Tofino.

Parks Canada staff are available at this location in July and August, Friday through Monday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Park Admin Building

Open 8am - 4pm, Monday to Friday, year-round.

(closed on statutory holidays)

NOTE: A valid park entry pass must be displayed in your vehicle when stopped in the Long Beach Unit of the park.


Broken Group Islands (BGI)

Broken Group Islands

Services and facilities in the Broken Group Islands (BGI) are limited. This is a backcountry area and visitors must be self-sufficient.

Camping is available on the Broken Group Islands from May to October. The overnight camping permit must be purchased prior to departure at one of the following locations:

  • Pacific Rim Visitor Centre – 2791 Pacific Rim Highway, Ucluelet
  • Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce – 1604 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet
  • Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce & Information Centre – 2533 Port Alberni Highway, Port Alberni
  • Secret Beach Campground and Kayak Launch – Toquaht Bay

Or by calling Parks Canada at 250-726-3500 Monday through Friday (8am – 4pm PST) or the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre at 250-726-4212.

From May to September Tseshaht Beach Keepers provide services in the Broken Group Islands including maintaining camping areas, checking camping permits, providing information to visitors and sharing stories of the Tseshaht First Nation’s rich history in the area.


West Coast Trail (WCT)

West Coast Trail

A limited number of facilities are offered along the West Coast Trail (WCT). If you are planning on hiking the entire WCT, be prepared for 6-8 days in the backcountry. Facilities on the trail include boardwalk, ladders, bridges, cable cars and outhouses at the most commonly used camping areas. There are no huts for hikers on the WCT.

FacilitiesServices OfferedMay 1 – Sept 30, 2016
Pachena Bay Information Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
  • Emergency Evacuations
9am - 4pm
Gordon River Information Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
  • Emergency Evacuations

9am - 4pm

Ditidaht First Nation Visitor Centre
  • West Coast Trail Orientation by pre-arranged appointment.
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit

 

By reservation

Detailed information about reservations and planning for the WCT can be found on the WCT Portal.

Services in the neighbouring communities

Bamfield, Port Renfrew and Nitinat can provide basic services, including accommodation, camping, phones, fuel, groceries and tours. There are no banks in these communities so cash and change can be difficult to obtain.

Contact us for more information.