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

Several facilities and services are available in each of the three areas within the park. For more information on preparing for your visit to these areas, visit our Brochures section.


Long Beach Unit

Note: A valid national park entry pass must be displayed in your vehicle when stopped in the Long Beach Unit of the park.

Long Beach

Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

Parks Canada Hours of operation*
Winter 2018/19 May 1 – June 14,
2019
June 15 – Sept 2,
2019
Sept 3 – Oct 14,
2019
Oct 15 – Dec 31,
2019
Tourism Ucluelet only 9:30 am – 5 pm
7 days/wk
7:30 am – 7 pm
7 days/wk
9:30 am – 5 pm
7 days/wk
Tourism Ucluelet only

*Pacific Rim Visitor Centre is jointly operated by Tourism Ucluelet and Parks Canada. The Pacific Rim Visitor Centre is operated year round by Tourism Ucluelet.

Kwisitis Visitor Centre

Open:

  • Mar 1 – April 30, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • May 1 – October 14, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm (7 days per week)
  • October 15 – December 31, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Green Point Campground

Reservations open:

  • Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8 am PST

Campsite reservations available:

  • May 1, 2019 - October 14, 2019

Green Point Theatre

Cox Bay Visitor Centre

  • Cox Bay Visitor Centre is operated year round by Tourism Tofino
  • Parks Canada staff are available at this location in July and August, from 9 am to 4:30 pm

National Park Reserve Administration Building

  • Open: 8 am - 4 pm (Monday - Friday, year-round)
  • Closed: on statutory holidays 


Broken Group Islands (BGI)

Broken Group Islands

Services and facilities in the Broken Group Islands (BGI) are limited. This is a backcountry area and visitors must be self-sufficient.

Camping is available on the Broken Group Islands from May to September. The overnight BGI camping permit must be purchased online or through the call centre at 1-877-737-3783 prior to departure.

From May to September Tseshaht Beach Keepers provide services in the Broken Group Islands including maintaining camping areas, checking camping permits, providing information to visitors and sharing stories of the Tseshaht First Nation’s rich history in the area.


West Coast Trail (WCT)

Note: a valid national park entry pass is required at all times and must be carried on your person while in the West Coast Trail unit.

West Coast Trail

If you are planning on hiking the entire West Coast Trail (WCT), be prepared for 6-8 days in the backcountry. Facilities on the trail include boardwalk, ladders, bridges, cable cars and outhouses at the most commonly used camping areas.

Facilities, services and hours of operation
Facilities Services May 1 – Sept 30
Pachena Bay Information Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
  • Emergency Evacuations
9 am - 4 pm
Gordon River Information Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
  • Emergency Evacuations

9 am - 4 pm

Ditidaht First Nation Visitor Centre
  • 7 days/wk
  • West Coast Trail Orientation  
  • West Coast Trail Overnight Use Permit
8 am - 4 pm

Detailed information about reservations and planning for the WCT can be found on the WCT section of our website.

Services in the neighbouring communities

Bamfield, Port Renfrew and Nitinaht can provide basic services, including accommodation, camping, phones, fuel, groceries and tours. There are no banks in these communities so cash and change can be difficult to obtain.

Contact us for more information.