Suit up in your storm gear and watch the winter breakers crash on a rocky shoreline, or enjoy a summer stroll along an endless sandy beach. Step out of your kayak to be greeted by a First Nation Beach Keeper, or hear ancient legends told around the campfire by Guardians of the West Coast Trail. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve offers a West Coast experience steeped in nature and history.


Safety improvements on Highway 4 – Kennedy Hill

Please note there are safety improvement traffic delays on Highway 4 between Port Alberni and the west coast of Vancouver island. For more info

Notice of BC Hydro Road Work - Tofino-Ucluelet Junction

Starting July 25, 2022 BC Hydro will begin work to upgrade power lines. There will be construction and traffic disruptions near the Tofino-Ucluelet Junction.

Expect minor delays and single-lane alternating traffic From July 25 to December 16, 2022 – Monday to Friday 7 AM to 5 PM.

Traffic delays on Bamfield Main road

For guests accessing the Pachena Bay West Coast Trail (North) trailhead or Keeha Beach backcountry in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, expect up to 60 minute delays while road improvements continue on the Bamfield Main logging road in both directions.

For further information on Forest Service Roads 

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Sites nearby

  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

    Scattered throughout the Salish Sea, the Gulf Islands teem with wildlife, a haven for rare species and threatened eco-systems and a playground for hikers, campers, cyclists, boaters and kayakers.

  • Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

    Tour through secret bunkers, military command posts and original 19th century buildings at Fort Rodd Hill, a west coast artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956. Be touched by the personal stories of soldiers and their families. Camp overnight in a group-friendly oTENTik.

  • Fort Langley National Historic Site

    Experience life as a 19th century voyageur at Fort Langley, where the colony of British Columbia was born. Mingle with fur traders, pan for gold, learn the blacksmith’s art and camp in an HBC-themed oTENTik.

  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

    Tour a historic Fraser River salmon cannery, through a herring reduction plant and interactive fishing displays. Learn about local marine life on the Fish Wall and be inspired by the industrious fishery of BC’s past.

  • Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site

    Amid lush rainforest islands and seas rich with wildlife, Gwaii Haanas harbours rare sites of carved poles and longhouses, making this park culturally important to the Haida people who co-manage cooperatively manage the region with Parks Canada.