Welcome to ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee)
ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee) is the new multi-use pathway, located in the ḥaḥuułi — the traditional territories and homelands — of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ. It extends approximately 25 km from the southern to the northern boundary of the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The pathway is paved along its entirety and provides access to numerous points of interest found in the national park reserve. Although the pathway is fairly flat, there are a few short, steep hills and curves along the way.
Please respect the following advisories:
- Stay on the path: Respect the privacy of the communities of Esowista and Ty-Histanis by not entering or cutting through them without permission. By staying on the path, you can also protect sensitive ecological areas.
- Road safety: Use extreme caution at the uncontrolled crossings near Radar Hill and on Wick Road.
- Respect workers: Expect to encounter construction crews at any point along the pathway. Please be patient and only pass when they indicate it is safe to do so.
- Share the pathway:
- Always keep to the right.
- Announce “on your left” and pass with care.
- Travel at a reasonable and controlled speed.
- Move off the paved pathway to take a break.
- Cyclists must yield to all other users.
- Keep pets on a leash, under control and on the designated path at all times. Please keep pets on the same side of the pathway as you.
- Pick up after your pet.
- Do not litter or leave anything behind. Pack it in, pack it out.
- Harvesting of any object, artifact or natural resource is prohibited.
Before you set out:
Parks Canada makes every effort to ensure visitor safety, however all outdoor activities involve some degree of risk. Please remember that your safety is your personal responsibility. Be well prepared for your chosen activity and wear appropriate safety equipment related to your activity.
- Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
- Cell phone coverage is not always reliable. Let someone know your plans before heading out.
- Weather may change at any time. Check the forecast and bring appropriate clothing/gear.
- Wind events can leave large debris on the pathway. Use caution and avoid travelling through the forest during a wind event.
- The pathway surface may be slippery in icy or wet conditions.
- Bridges and boardwalks are often slippery, but especially in wet or icy conditions.
- In winter, daylight hours are limited, so plan enough time to return safely.
When you visit Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, you are visiting an area that is home to a diverse array of wildlife. Your behaviour can have an impact on the safety of wildlife, yourself, and other visitors.
Wildlife respect and safety
- Always stay on designated pathways.
- Keep pets on a leash and under control at all times.
- Keep a safe distance from wildlife.
- Freshwater fishing is prohibited.
- ‘Do not feed wildlife. Human food kills animals.
In case of emergency, contact: or
Report all wolf, cougar, and bear sightings to Parks Canada at
In the case of immediate conflict, if you encounter or are approached by wildlife:
- Act big
- Make noise
- Don’t run