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.


Long Beach Unit

Long Beach

Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

Hours of operation
Dates Oct 11, 2016 - Apr 30, 2017* May 1 - 31, 2017 Jun 1 - Sep 3, 2017 Sep 5 - Oct 9, 2017 Oct 10, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018*
Hours 9am - 5pm
(Tues - Sat)
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

Open:

  • Oct 21, 2016 - April 30, 2017, 10am - 5pm (Fri - Sun)
  • May 1 - Oct 19, 2017, 10am - 5pm (7 days per week)

Green Point Campground

Reservations open:

  • Jan 9, 2017 at 8am PST

Campsite reservations available:

  •  May 1 - Oct 8, 2017,  8am - 7pm (7 days per week) 

Green Point Theatre

Cox Bay Visitor Centre

  • Cox Bay Visitor Centre is operated year round by Tourism Tofino.
  • Parks Canada staff are available at this location in June, July and August, Friday through Monday from 9am to 4:30pm.

Park Admin Building

  • Open: 8am - 4pm (Mon - Fri, 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.

Facilities, services and hours of operation
Facilities Services May 1 – Sept 30, 2017
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.