A guided tour

This summer, come explore with us! Let our park interpreters inspire and fascinate you as you experience all that Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has to offer.

Discover and explore the tide-pools and rainforest. Feel a fuzzy sea otter pelt. Listen to stories that are older than our ancient trees. See the land and water from a different perspective as you are immersed in the cultural and natural treasures of Pacific Rim.

Our interpretive programs run daily throughout July and August with limited programming in June and September. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and special program offers. If you would like to book a special program for your group please contact the Interpretation Coordinator, Bram Dams at bram.dams@pc.gc.ca or at 250.726.3505. 

NOTE: Public programs are supported through the purchase of park entry pass. Programs are presented in English, with special programming available in French.


2018 Interpretive Program Schedule (June to September)

Stay tuned for the 2019 schedule – check back soon & follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

June schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Guided walks
11:00 am Combers Birding
*Begins at Combers Beach lot @ 8:30am
Coastal Creatures
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
 Rainforest Walk
*Begins at Schooner Cove Trail
Tracking the Wild
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Sand Dunes Walk
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Rainforest Walk
*Begins at Schooner Cove Trail
Shoreline Explore Walk
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Prop talks
2:00 pm at
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
 Sea Otters Carnivore Snapshots Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Touch Tank with the Ucluelet Aquarium
 Ghost Shrimp, Pipefish & Shorebirds
*Begins at Grice Bay
 Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws  Slugs!
Theatre shows
8:00 pm at
Green Point Theatre
 Whale Tales   Hippies, Pioneers & Outcasts Bears, Wolves & Cougar!
Summer (July & August) schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Guided walks
11:00 am Shoreline Explore Walk
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Tracking the Wild
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Rainforest Walk
*Begins at Schooner Cove Trail
Tracking the Wild
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Coastal Creatures
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Combers Birding
*Begins at Combers Beach lot @ 8:30am
Rainforest Walk
*Begins at Schooner Cove Trail

Prop talks
1:00 pm at
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Carnivore Snapshots
Sharks & Bats Sea Otters Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Slugs! Ghost Shrimp, Pipefish & Shorebirds
*Begins at Grice Bay
Slugs!
Guided walks
2:00 pm at
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Coastal Creatures
Fish & Plant printing
*$7.30 per t-shirt
Shoreline Explore Walk Touch Tank with the Ucluelet Aquarium Sand Dunes Walk Shoreline Explore Walk Sand Dunes Walk
Theatre shows
8:00 pm at
Green Point Theatre
Whale Tales

 Guest Speaker Series Natural History walk
*Begins at 7pm
Film Night Pirates of the Intertidal Hippies, Pioneers & Outcasts Bears, Wolves & Cougars
September schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Guided walks
11:00 am Combers Birding
*Begins at Combers Beach lot @ 8:30am
Sand Dunes Walk
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Tracking the Wild
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Shoreline Explore Walk
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
 Rainforest Walk
*Begins at Schooner Cove Trail
Shoreline Explore Walk
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Coastal Creatures
*Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Prop talks
2:00 pm at
Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Slugs!  Carnivore Snapshots Ghost Shrimp, Pipefish & Shorebirds
*Begins at Grice Bay
Sea Otters Slugs! Sharks & Bats Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws
Theatre shows
8:00 pm at
Green Point Theatre
  Whale Tales Bears, Wolves & Cougars

NOTE: Programs may be subject to change without notice.

Guided walks 

Venue: On various trails, begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre* 

(Approximately 90 minutes. Arrive early, parking may be limited. Dogs are not allowed. No recording devices.)

  • Combers Birding: See and hear songbirds in the forest, migratory shorebirds on the beach,and seabirds on the ocean.

  • Shoreline Explore: A guided tour of the fascinating world that exists where land and sea meet.
  • Coastal Creatures: Search for signs of the exciting animals that call the rainforest, ocean, and beaches their home. Towering whale spouts, crawling banana slugs, what will we find today?
  • Tracking the Wild: Come search for the tracks of Bears, Wolves and Cougars, on the beach and in the dunes.
  • Rainforest Walk: Experience the sights, sounds, and scents of an old growth rainforest during a two-hour walk along Schooner Cove Trail. *Begins at Schooner Cove Trail
  • Join visiting Ucluelet Aquarium staff and the creatures they will bring with them. Learn about anemones, urchins, sea stars and more as you experience them up-close and personal in touch tanks.
  • Sand Dunes Walk:Walk the slopes and crests of windblown sand. Discover a world that is not beach or forest, but a strange and disappearing blend of both.

Prop talks

Venue: Kwisitis Visitor Centre

  • Fun, hands-on activities for everyone – young and old. Ask a staff member what’s happening today.

Theatre shows

Venue: Green Point Theatre

(Doors open at 7:45 pm. Children must be accompanied at all times. Pets are not allowed.)

  • Film Night : Ask a staff member what film is showing this week.
  • Guest Speaker Series : This July and August, Parks Canada will host guest speakers. Ask park staff who this week’s speaker will be.
  • Hippies, Pioneers & Outcasts : The West Coast has long been known for its free spirits and eclectic culture. Hear stories from characters, past and present, who call the end of the road home.
  • Pirates of the Intertidal : Meet Captain Claw, a hermit crab not much bigger than your thumb. But beware - his intertidal world is full of thievery, deception & piracy!
  • Whale Tales : Grey, humpback, and Orca whales are some of the most captivating creatures that visit the Park Reserve. Learn about their mysterious and fascinating lives, and how our relationship with them has changed over time.
  • Bears, Wolves, Cougars : Discover what happens when bears, wolves and cougars try to share this place with the people who live and visit here.

  • Natural History Walk @ 7:00pm : Join a Parks Canada interpreter for an introduction to the Natural history and ecology of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Be prepared to head outside into the forest and beach to see what we can see and hear. Begins at 7:00pm.

Park Educational /Tour Groups

From June to September, we offer a variety of fun and engaging educational programs for your school, club or tour group. From general park orientations to rainforest and seashore explorations, inquire about a program tailored to meet your needs. Contact us for information and fees.