Creature of the month

Many curious Steller Sea lions

June – Pinnipeds
Curious, playful, and not to be toyed with.

Seals and sea lions are two of the types of pinnipeds you might see in this national park reserve.Some people find seals and sea lions quite cute. It’s best to treat them like bears with flippers and stay a healthy distance away. It’s never a good idea to let yourself or your pet approach them on the beach, on the rocks, or in the water.


Welcome to a complex place

When you visit Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, you are visiting an area that is home to a diverse array of wildlife. Your behavior can have an impact on the safety of wildlife, ourselves, and other park visitors.

The Nuu-chah-nulth Nations have lived in harmony with these animals for generations. We can learn a lot from their values of Iisaak (loosely translated as respect) for the landscape and its inhabitants.

Wildlife camera photo of two wolves Keep the “Wild” in Wildlife
Bears, wolves, and cougars live here too! Find out how to live in harmony with these coastal carnivores.


  • Wolf prints

    Ecology
    Learn fun facts about the appearance, biology, diet, and tracks of the wolves, bears and cougars we share this area with.

  • Volunteer

    Research, Links & Partners
    Want to know how our decisions are made? Find out what research, restoration, and monitoring work is underway in the park reserve by Parks Canada and other organizations.

  • Staff answering questions

    FAQ
    Questions about wildlife? We’ve got answers!

  • Wave watching

    Photo gallery
    Browse photos and tips on how to take great pictures without disturbing wildlife.

  • Wave watching

    Warnings/ Advisories
    Before visiting, review information on current closures, advisories, and warnings in the park reserve.