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FAQ - Camping at Green Point Campground 

  • As of June 22nd, 2020 a limited number of campsites in the Green Point Campground will be open. As part of our efforts to support physical distancing, some campsites and areas will remain closed.
  • New reservations will open for Green Point Campground starting at 8AM PDT on Tuesday July 7, 2020. Not all services or facilities are open, so please see details below before you reserve.
Changes to Campground Facilities
  • All indoor hot showers will be closed until further notice in the Green Point Campground. The indoor showers will remain closed until it is deemed safe to open them. Outdoor cold water showers are available in Green Point and at several of our day use areas/beaches. There will be no full or partial refunds provided due to the unavailability of hot water shower facilities. If you or any members of your camping party require hot water showers, we recommend that you cancel your reservation and plan your visit for another time when the showers re-open.  
  • Washroom buildings have a limited capacity. The maximum capacity for each building is posted outside. Please follow the guidelines on posted signage and wait outside until it is your turn to enter. Please do not linger inside the washrooms and do not bathe in the sinks or wash wetsuits, dishes or any other items in the sinks.
  • Special Note: The flush toilets and pit toilets are only meant for waste that is biodegradable.  Please do not put any foreign objects in the toilets including: disinfectant wipes, feminine hygiene products and any other non-biodegradable items. Doing so obstructs the waste management system and results in facility closures. 
  • Cashless payment is preferred (Tap is accepted).
  • Prepare for long lines upon check-in. Peak time for checking in is between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Plan to arrive outside these times to avoid longer lines. Please note that there are safety improvement traffic delays on Highway 4 between Port Alberni and the west coast of Vancouver island. For more info
  • Clean picnic tables, bear bins, handles for the recycling/garbage, door handles, and toilet seats before and after you use them.
  • Give our staff space to do their job safely. Maintain a physical distance of at least two meters (six feet) at all times.
  • Please be kind and patient with all staff and other visitors.
What should I bring?

Please bring your own clean-trip kit, including hand sanitizer, garbage bags, masks when recommended by health authorities, as well as table cloths if you plan to use a picnic table. Consider using green or environmentally friendly products. 

Is it safe to come camping?

Visitors are responsible to follow the advice of public health authorities for physical distancing and hygiene practices. Staff efforts will focus on providing an increased level of service in the campground washrooms, which will be cleaned twice daily. Please do not groom or linger in the washrooms.

Please abide by the BARE Campsite Program - You are camping in wildlife habitat. We share this landscape with wild animals that depend on it for their food and survival, including black bears, cougars and wolves. The “bare” campsite program is in place for your safety, and to keep the wildlife alive and wild. By keeping a “bare” campsite, you are playing an important part in preventing animals from becoming food-conditioned. When not in use (when sleeping, or when you leave your campsite, even to use the washroom), you must store all attractants in a hard-sided vehicle, motorhome, trailer or campground food storage locker. Please ensure you are doing your part and secure all wildlife attractants at all times. Attractants include food, stoves, dishes, toiletries, and anything else with a scent. 

Remember to be CoastSmart and Know before you go at CoastSmart.ca 

Is the Green Point campground open to out-of-province campers?

Parks Canada is not monitoring the origins of visitors at this time, however it is everyone’s responsibility to follow the advice of the health authorities in the province of British Columbia (and your home province/territory) regarding non-essential travel. And remember to practice physical distancing and safe hygiene practices.

I have a reservation for tent camping. Can I use my tent?

Yes, you can camp using a tent. However, only electrical campsites #1 – 94 are currently open.  The walk-in/unserviced campsites are closed until further notice.


FAQ - West Coast Trail

  • The West Coast Trail remains closed for the 2020 season. This closure extends to camping at Keeha Beach, Tapaltos, all other locations in the Cape Beale region and the Nitinaht Triangle.
  • Motorized and non-motorized vessels, including kayaks, are not permitted to land anywhere within the West Coast Trail Unit.

FAQ – Broken Group Islands

  • All camping in the Broken Group Islands is prohibited for the 2020 Season. 
  • Secret Beach Campground, Marina and Kayak Launch, in the Toquaht Nation Treaty Settlement lands, will remain closed for the entire 2020 season. Launching for trips into the Broken Group Islands will not be possible from here. Please respect Toquaht Nation’s efforts to protect the health and safety of their employees and community.  

Visit the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve COVID-19 page for updates on park facilities and services.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has various camping options depending on the area you are visiting.

Long Beach Unit:

The national park reserve’s frontcountry option, Green Point Campground, has drive-in and walk-in sites as well as new accommodation options.

Broken Group Islands:

Backcountry camping on seven islands, accessible only by boat.

West Coast Trail:

A multi-day backcountry hike for experienced hikers with designated campsites along the route.


Prevent the spread of pests. Buy firewood where you will burn it.

Although we might not see them, invasive insects that threaten our forests can easily hide in firewood. When firewood moves, so do these pests, potentially threatening our beautiful forests.

Learn more about rules for moving firewood and how you can prevent the spread of invasive species.


 Group of friends relax by their tent

Long Beach Unit: Green Point Campground

12 km north of the Ucluelet-Tofino junction on Hwy.4, midway between Ucluelet and Tofino.

Open: Date: June 22 - October 12, 2020

Reservations available: 8 AM PDT Tuesday, July 7th, 2020.

Green Point Campground is the only campground in the spectacular Long Beach area of the national park reserve. Since Green Point Campground was established in 1962, people from all over the world have come to experience the beauty and tranquility it has to offer.

Drive-in sites

  • 94 sites
    • 6 people/site*
    • 2 tents maximum or;
      1 RV/camper and 1 tent
    • 2 vehicles per site (space permitting)
    • Maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights

*exception: 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 7 people

  • Services
    • Electrical service
    • Flush toilets
    • Showers (closed until further notice)
    • Fire-pits
    • Picnic tables
    • Sani-dump
    • Firewood available for a fee

Walk-in sites (closed until further notice)

  • 20 sites
    • 6 people/site*
    • Maximum 1 tent per site
    • No pets
    • Maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights

*exception: 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 7 people

  • Services
    • Un-serviced
    • Flush toilets
    • Cold water taps
    • Fire-pits
    • Picnic tables
    • Food storage
    • Firewood available for a fee

Parks Canada oTENTik (closed until further notice)

  • 1 site
    • Sleeping area 6 people max.
    • No pets
    • Maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights
  • Services
    • Soft sided tent on platform
    • Table and chairs
    • Flush toilets
    • Cold water taps
    • Fire-pit
    • Picnic table
    • Food storage
    • Firewood available for a fee

Group walk-in site (closed until further notice)

  • 1 site
    • 8 to 24 people
    • No pets, alcohol, or stereos
    • Maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights
  • Services
    • Un-serviced 
    • Flush toilets
    • Fire-pit
    • Picnic table
    • Firewood available for a fee

Points of interest 

Green Point Campground is located on a bluff above the beach. Take a relaxing, breezy walk on the sands of Long Beach.


Facilities and services at Green Point Campground

Potable water:

Available in campground

Garbage facilities:

Available in campground

Hook-ups:

All drive-in sites have hook ups.

Restrooms:

Flush toilets

Cooking facilities:

No cooking facilities. Fire pits provided in all sites.

Bus / motor home / trailer access:

Buses are not permitted in the Green Point Campground.

Most drive-in sites accommodate trailers/RVs but sizes and turning radii differ. Please refer to the Parks Canada Reservations Services for specific sizes of each individual site.

No access to Radar Hill, Schooner Trail, Willowbrae Trail, Florencia Bay, Bog Trail or Incinerator.

Sani-Dump:
Please use environmentally friendly chemicals in your tanks.


Note: Please be aware that, other than the oTENTik, no roofed accommodation is found in the national park reserve. Motels, lodges, resorts, bed and breakfasts and commercial campgrounds are found adjacent to the park in the villages of Tofino and Ucluelet. For more information, contact the Ucluelet and Tofino Chambers of Commerce.


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