Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
All Parks Canada facilities are temporarily closed, all visitor services and all motor vehicle access by visitors are suspended until further notice.
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority.
We are following the advice of public health experts and taking steps to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors, employees, and other users of Parks Canada spaces.
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Parks Canada is temporarily suspending all visitor services and motor vehicle access by visitors until further notice. We will limit activities to basic critical operations.
Parks Canada will re-evaluate the temporary closure on an ongoing basis and keep you updated as more information becomes available. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for updates.
The latest information you need to know about your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
The health and safety of Canadians, visitors, and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve joins local Indigenous communities - and the communities of Ucluelet, Tofino, Bamfield and Port Renfrew - in urging visitors not to come at this time to avoid adding further strain to local services.
This is not an appropriate time to visit any location in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, including the West Coast Trail, Long Beach, and Broken Group Islands. Following the advice of public health experts, Parks Canada is implementing additional measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
- Effective Wednesday, March 25th, motor vehicle access to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve will be suspended, in keeping with Parks Canada places across the country. Highway 4 through Pacific Rim National Park Reserve will remain open to allow essential services to access to Tofino and surrounding communities. However, Wick Road, Radar Hill Road, Grice Bay Road, and all parking lots will be closed. Motorists are not permitted to stop anywhere in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
- All parking lots, trails, washrooms, day use facilities, showers, and visitor centers will also be closed, including access to beaches. No camping is permitted anywhere in the park reserve at this time.
- Parks Canada will limit its activities to basic critical operations, including law enforcement and water system management.
We will re-evaluate the temporary closure on an ongoing basis and keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Parks Canada is working with our partners to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.
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