Information on obtaining a business licence


NOTE: The service descriptions below are provided by the operators, and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve does not endorse any of these services.

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

Long Beach Unit

Guided day hikes | Guided kayaking | Marine wildlife viewing | Photography | Surfing/Surf-kayaking |  Public transportation

Guided day hikes

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Coastal Bliss Adventures offers guided backpacking tours on the West Coast Trail, Long Beach and other coastal destinations. We also run guided kayaking multiday tours in the Broken Group Islands, Gulf Islands and other locations on Vancouver Island coast. The company is based in Cowichan Bay, near Victoria where we provide kayak rentals, lessons, day tours and rentals. 

Phone: 250-715-0034
Toll-free: 1-800-896-9525
Email: coastalbliss@shaw.ca
Website: coastalbliss.ca

Fresh Adventures

Fresh Adventures is your specialist for small group tours far off the beaten path.  Join one of our Vancouver Island adventure tours and explore rain forests, alpine landscapes, white sand beaches, wineries, surf and marine excursions with a professional guide and camping in comfort among some of Canada's most iconic scenery.  

Toll Free: 1-888-636-1557
Local: 1-778-871-2539
Email: info@freshadventures.ca
Website: www.freshadventures.ca

Long Beach Nature Tours

Long Beach Nature Tours offers a variety of private guided hikes, showcasing the diverse ecosystems, wildlife, and cultures of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. With a variety of trails to explore ranging from leisurely walks to more adventurous hiking, your tour will be customized to your interests and abilities.

Phone: 250-725-8305
Email: info@longbeachnaturetours.com
Website: longbeachnaturetours.com

MB Guiding

MB Guiding is an ACMG certified guide service located in Victoria, British Columbia. From the mountaintops to the coastlines – experience a professionally guided trip, course or workshop on one of the many breathtaking routes British Columbia has to offer. We specialize in small groups and big experiences!

Phone: 250-703-1056
Email: mike@mbguiding.ca 
Website: mbguiding.ca  

Rotel Tours Inc.

Rotel Tours operates study tours and expeditions worldwide. Tours include accommodation in sleeper cabins on the bus, breakfast and dinner, and are conducted in the German language.

Contact: Stefanie Baeker, Safety and Operations Manager
Phone: 714-299-9384
Email: Stefanie.baeker@rotel.de

Timberwolf Tours

Timberwolf Tours offers Guided Hiking and Camping tours on Vancouver Island with hikes and activities in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. We enjoy showing our customers some of what makes Canada such an amazing place. As a family owned and operated tour company, we’ve been showcasing Western Canada’s National Parks for over thirty years. We’d be happy to have you join one of our small group, active tours. 

Phone: 780-470-4966
Toll-free: 1-888-467-9697
Email: info@timberwolftours.com
Website: timberwolftours.com

Guided Kayaking

SKILS (Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems)

Specializes in kayaking, canoeing, and kayak fishing courses as well as private instructional courses and guided trips.

Address: Box 727, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-5119
Email: info@skils.ca
Website: skils.ca

Marine wildlife viewing

Jamie’s Whaling Station

Jamie’s Whaling Station is a company comprised of a crew of 40-50 during our peak season. Operating marine adventure tours since 1982, Jamie’s is one of the original companies in the whale watching industry in BC.

Address: PO Box 129, 606 Campbell St, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
Telephone: 250-725-3919
Email: info@jamies.com
Website: jamies.com

Photography

Surfing/Surf-kayaking 

Endlessride Surf & Fitness

Offers surf lessons based out of Long Beach Surf Shop in Ucluelet.

Phone: 250-726-5020
Email: jay@endlessride.ca
Website: endlessride.ca

SKILS (Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems) 

SKILS is committed to provide you the best quality instruction for surf kayaking. Our staff are highly experienced and certified.

Phone: 250-726-5119 
Email: info@skils.ca 
Website: skils.ca 

Surf Junction Campground

Specializes in surf lessons for all levels. Learn about ocean safety, rip currents, tides, sea life, and surf technique.

Address: 2650 Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-7214
Email: surfjunction@alberni.net
Website: surfjunction.com

Relic Surf Shop

Surf rentals, surf lessons, SUP rentals and tours, and surf camps along with a surf retail shop.. 

Address: 1998 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-4421
Website: relicsurfshop.com

Wick’d Surf Camps

Offers surf camps, beginner lessons and surf guiding in small groups to maximize your one-on-one skill building experience. Surf camps are offered with discount accommodation (when available) and liaison service to help customize your stay.

Address: P.O. Box 587, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Telephone: 250-266-0338
Email: andy.wickdsurfcamps@gmail.com
Website: wickedsurfcamps.com

Public Transportation 



Broken Group Islands Unit

Guided kayaking | Marine wildlife viewing | Marine transportation

Guided kayaking

Blue Dog Kayaking

Blue Dog Kayaking is committed to bringing you the best that sea kayaking can offer paddling along some of the most beautiful, unspoiled coastlines in the world. We offer the entire Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking program including intermediate and advanced programs in the beautiful Broken Group Islands.

Address: 2093 Wildflower Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1
Phone: 250-710-7693
Email: paddle@bluedogkayaking.com
Website: bluedogkayaking.com

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Coastal Bliss Adventures offers guided backpacking tours on the West Coast Trail, Long Beach and other coastal destinations. We also run guided kayaking multiday tours in the Broken Group Islands, Gulf Islands and other locations on Vancouver Island coast. The company is based in Cowichan Bay, near Victoria where we provide kayak rentals, lessons, day tours and rentals. 

Phone: 250-715-0034
Toll-free: 1-800-896-9525
Email: coastalbliss@shaw.ca
Website: coastalbliss.ca 

Gabriola Sea Kayaking

Gabriola offers West Coast Sea Kayak Adventures and SKGABC Guide Training courses. Great trips and incredible people! 

Telephone: 250-327-3346
Email: gabriolaseakayaking@gmail.com
Website: kayaktoursbc.com 

Hello Nature Adventure Tours

Hello Nature is a locally owned and operated adventure tourism company based out of Ucluelet BC. We offer guided multi-day and day sea kayaking expeditions in the Broken Group Islands of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Address: PO Box 713, 1705 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-2035
Email: adventures@hellonature.ca
Website: hellonature.ca

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Majestic Ocean Kayaking, Ucluelet’s Original kayak Company, 25+ years of experience leading kayak tours on the west coast. Professionally guided day trips and multi-day trips to the Broken Group Islands. Provides educational and fun tours with local guides, gourmet food and quality equipment.

Address: 1167 Helen Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Toll Free: 1-800-889-7644
Phone: 250-726-2868
Email: majestic@oceankayaking.com
Website: www.oceankayaking.com

SKILS (Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems)

Specializes in kayaking, canoeing, and kayak fishing courses as well as private instructional courses and guided trips.  

Address: Box 727, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-5119 
Email: info@skils.ca
Website: skils.ca

West Beach Paddle

Sea kayak tours and Paddle Canada certified Courses. Basic Kayak , Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 Sea Kayak skills

Phone: 604-318-4019
Email: info@kayakcourses.ca
Website: kayakcourses.ca

Wild Root Journeys

Wild Root Journeys is rooted in bringing people into nature, in being self-propelled via sea kayak or our own two feet, and in creating connections. We offer day and multi-day sea kayak and hiking trips, lessons, and nature retreats along British Columbia’s coastline. Our goal is to open doors for those seeking adventure, time to recharge, and growth in nature.

Phone: 778-995-7455
Toll-free: 1-800-925-1213
Email: info@wildrootjourneys.com
Website: wildrootjourneys.com

Marine Wildlife Viewing

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

We offer multi-day field trips for school groups, public tours, immersive summer and fall university courses, and support for university researchers (incl. 3000 sq. m of modern laboratory space and a fleet of boats to support research in almost any field of study. Please visit our website for details. 

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC V0R 1B0
Website: bamfieldmsc.com

GPO Charters

We specialize in touring kayak/canoe rentals and shuttles to the Broken Group Islands for self-guided paddles. We offer a flexible departure and pickup schedule and can take you to the island of your choice. We also offer short term rentals in Ucluelet Inlet, scuba diving charters, and shuttle service to or from Bamfield.

Address: Whiskey Dock, 180 Main St, Ucluelet BC 
Phone: 250-920-9020
Email: info@gpocharters.com
Website: gpocharters.com

Jamie’s Whaling Station

Jamie’s Whaling Station is a company of a crew of 45-50 during our peak season. Operating marine adventure tours since 1982, Jamie’s is one of the original companies in the whale watching industry in BC.

Address: PO BOX 129, 606 Campbell St, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
Telephone: 250-725-3919
Email: info@jamies.com
Website: jamies.com

Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores operates wilderness and wildlife sailing expeditions aboard the classic schooner “Passing Cloud”. Small groups of 6 guests, along with a crew of expert mariners and interpreters, explore the remote coastal wilderness of the BC coast. Activities include wildlife viewing, photography, interpretive walks, sailing, sea kayaking, and cultural site visits, all while enjoying fabulous chef-prepared meals and exceptional accommodation. 

Address: 360 B Harbour Rd, Victoria, BC, V9A 3S1
Email: info@outershores.ca 
Website: outershores.ca 

Marine Transportation

GPO Charters

We specialize in touring kayak/canoe rentals and shuttles to the Broken Group Islands for self-guided paddles. We offer a flexible departure and pickup schedule and can take you to the island of your choice. We also offer short term rentals in Ucluelet Inlet, scuba diving charters, and shuttle service to or from Bamfield.

Address: Whiskey Dock, 180 Main St, Ucluelet BC
Phone: 250-920-9020
Email:
info@gpocharters.com
Website: gpocharters.com

Lady Rose Marine Services

Based at Sechart Lodge our 42 foot water taxi is equipped to transport you, your kayaks and gear from Toquaht Bay or Bamfield into the Broken Group Islands or to Sechart Lodge. It also offers water taxi service between Sechart and the Broken Group Islands, Haggard’s Cove and other points in Barkley Sound. Visit our website for more information.

Address: 5425 Argyle St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1T6
Phone: 250-720-7358
Email: ladyrosemarine@telus.net
Website: ladyrosemarine.com

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Majestic Ocean Kayaking, Ucluelet’s Original kayak Company, 25+ years of experience leading kayak tours on the west coast. Professionally guided day trips and multi-day trips to the Broken Group Islands. Provides educational and fun tours with local guides, gourmet food and quality equipment.

Address: 1167 Helen Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Toll Free: 1-800-889-7644
Phone: 250-726-2868
Email: majestic@oceankayaking.com
Website: www.oceankayaking.com


West Coast Trail Unit

Guided backpacking | Guided day hikes | Marine transportation | Public transportation

Guided backpacking

Altus Mountain Guides Ltd.

Altus Mountain Guides is a group of motivated professionals dedicated to our clients with outstanding quality in the mountains with safe adventurous trips. From our base in Squamish and Whistler BC we provide you access to the most amazing mountain experiences the West Coast has to offer. Our exciting itineraries showcase the Coast Range and beyond.

Address: 389, 38109 Second Ave, Squamish, BC, V8B 0T7 
Phone: 604-848-8543 
Email: info@altusmountainguides.com 
Website: altusmountainguides.com

BCA Tours

BCA Tours specializes in guided hiking trips throughout the province of British Columbia. Providing knowledgeable and experienced guides, locally sourced and healthy meals, comfortable transportation and carefully planned trips, BCA Tours can help make your West Coast Trail backpacking experience as stress free and enjoyable as possible.

Address: Kimberly, BC
Phone: 604-671-9730
Email: info@BCAtours.com
Website: BCATours.com

Coastal Bliss Adventures

Coastal Bliss Adventures offers guided backpacking tours on the West Coast Trail, Long Beach and other coastal destinations. We also run guided kayaking multiday tours in the Broken Group Islands, Gulf Islands and other locations on Vancouver Island coast. The company is based in Cowichan Bay, near Victoria where we provide kayak rentals, lessons, day tours and rentals. 

Phone: 250-715-0034
Toll-free: 1-800-896-9525
Email: coastalbliss@shaw.ca
Website: coastalbliss.ca

Ecosummer Expeditions
Ecosummer has nearly 30 years of experience guiding backpacking trips along the West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. With our help, hundred of clients from around the world have safely completed one of the most strenuous hikes on Canada’s West Coast. Our guided West Coast Trail is a proud member of Destination Canada’s “Canadian Signature Experiences” collection!

Address: Box 156, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0
Phone: 250-674-0102
Toll Free: 1-800-465-8884
Website: ecosummer.com

MB Guiding

MB Guiding is an ACMG certified guide service located in Victoria, British Columbia. From the mountaintops to the coastlines – experience a professionally guided trip, course or workshop on one of the many breathtaking routes British Columbia has to offer. We specialize in small groups and big experiences!

Phone: 250-703-1056
Email: mike@mbguiding.ca 
Website: mbguiding.ca  

Sea to Sky Expeditions

Sea to Sky has been providing amazing adventures since 1988. With hundreds of trips organized on the West Coast Trail, let our experienced guides show you all that this wonderful trail has to offer. Enjoy delicious meals and a food drop to reduce weight, learn about the intriguing history of the area and appreciate the opportunity to reconnect outside. 

Address: 1041 Webdon Rd, Courtenay, BC, V9N 9K7
Phone: 250-898-2825
Toll-free: 1-800-990-9735
Email: info@seatoskyexpeditions.com
Website: seatoskyexpeditions.com 

West Coast Wonders

West Coast Wonders provide guided backpacking adventures throughout British Columbia. Specializing in remote wilderness hikes in the mountains and the more popular coastal trials. Logistics are carefully planned, including free travel from Vancouver, with a little more time allowed to give a stress free and comfortable experience. Quality outdoor gear is provided free of charge, just one of many extras. 

Phone: 778-970-0075
Email: info.westcoastwonders@gmail.com
Website: westcoastwonders.ca
Great Canadian Trails
With a maximum of one guide to five hikers, Great Canadian Trails offer a stress-free West Coast Trail experience, allowing you to truly enjoy the incredible environment. Our professional guides prepare plentiful and outstanding camp meals, expertly navigate the tides, and ensure a safe and rewarding hike. We take care of permits, transportation, and a mid-hike food drop, meaning a lighter pack and logistics covered. 

Phone: 1-866-305-2257
Email: info@greatcanadiantrails.com
Website: greatcanadiantrials.com 

Guided day hikes

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

We offer multi-day field trips for school groups, public tours, immersive summer and fall university courses, and support for university researchers (incl. 3000 sq. m of modern laboratory space and a fleet of boats to support research in almost any field of study. Please visit our website for details. 

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC V0R 1B0
Website: Bamfieldmsc.com

Marine Wildlife Viewing

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

We offer multi-day field trips for school groups, public tours, immersive summer and fall university courses, and support for university researchers (incl. 3000 sq. m of modern laboratory space and a fleet of boats to support research in almost any field of study. Please visit our website for details. 

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC V0R 1B0
Website: bamfieldmsc.com

Jamie’s Whaling Station 
Jamie’s Whaling Station is a company comprised of a crew of 45-50 during our peak season. Operating marine adventure tours since 1982, Jamie’s is one of the original companies in the whale watching industry in BC. 

Address: PO BOX 129, 606 Campbell St, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0 
Telephone: 250-725-3919 
Email: info@jamies.com
Website: jamies.com 

Orca Spirit Adventures
Come aboard to cruise the tidal waters surrounding the community of Port Renfrew. Keep your eyes peeled for telltale blows in the distance, black bears, deer, bald eagles and wildlife playing hide and seek in the majestic old growth forests.  Led by an experienced skipper who is certified in marine biology, spend 3-hours exploring the spectacular natural environment and iconic landmarks.

Address: 146 Kingston St, Marina Lvl, Victoria, BC, V8V 1V4 
Telephone: 250-383-8411 
Email: whales@orcaspirit.com 
Website: orcaspirit.com 

Marine transportation

GPO Charters

We specialize in touring kayak/canoe rentals and shuttles to the Broken Group Islands for self-guided paddles. We offer a flexible departure and pickup schedule and can take you to the island of your choice. We also offer short term rentals in Ucluelet Inlet, scuba diving charters, and shuttle service to or from Bamfield.

Address: Whiskey Dock, 180 Main St, Ucluelet BC
Phone: 250-920-9020
Email:
info@gpocharters.com
Website: gpocharters.com

Public transportation

West Coast Trail Express

Specializes in shuttle bus service, May 1 to Sept 29, from Victoria and Nanaimo to the trailheads and between the trailheads of the West Coast Trail. Pick-ups from and drop offs at Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Gordon River, Lake Cowichan, Nanaimo, Nitinat Junction, Pachena Bay and Bamfield. 

Address: 2-475 Head Street, Victoria, BC, V9A 5S1
Phone: 250-477-8700
Toll-free: 1-888-999-2288
Website: trailbus.com