Pacific Rim Guided Tour App
It’s now easier than ever to explore the sights and sounds of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve—just download the app using your Android or iOS device!
Select a self-guided route in the App and experience what the park has to offer through a series of interactive maps, photos and quizzes.
To download the app, select one of the following:
Did you know? Apps are also available for other Parks Canada places.
If a grain of sand and a blade of grass go to war, who wins?
In the Wickaninnish sand dunes, forces of nature clash in an epic struggle for territory.
Want to see it happen? Then download this self-guided tour that unveils a strange and dynamic landscape.
Our forests and beaches are well-known, but our dunes remain a bit of a secret haven. It’s a place we’d like to present for your discovering pleasure.
The tour begins with a relaxed walk from the Kwisitis Visitor Centre deck. It’s mostly a flat stroll along the beach with sandy slopes near the end. The round-trip trek to the sand dunes is about 3.2 km which will take approximately two hours, or a little more if you wish to go slow.
If you can’t wait to see the dunes, use the App to go on a virtual tour or learn more about this rare ecosystem by following these links or watch the video:
- Sand dune restoration project
- Rare and endangered coastal sand ecosystem species
- Help protect these special places through our volunteer program
What comes to mind when you think of a bog?
A rotten reek? Millions of mosquitoes?
Well you’re in for a pleasant surprise. There’s more to a bog than meets the eye.
The Shorepine Bog Trail at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a treasure trove of natural phenomena, and the Pacific Rim Guided Tour App will take you through its twisted tale.
See a plant digest its prey, learn about traditional First Nations food sources, and take a walk through a forest of “giant broccoli”—all in one bog.
The tour begins and ends at the trailhead located in the Bog trail parking lot, just a short drive from the Kwisitis Visitor Centre. A leisurely stroll along the boardwalk will have you completing the looped trail in 20-30 minutes.
If you’re lucky, you may even spot a dinosaur...
NOTE: The trail is wheelchair accessible.