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 2019/20 May 1 – May 18,
2020
May 19 – Sept 7,
2020
Sept 8 – Oct 12,
2020
Oct 13 – Dec 31,
2020
Tourism Ucluelet only* 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
7 days/wk
9:00 am – 7:00 pm
7 days/wk
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
7 days/wk
Tourism Ucluelet only*

*Pacific Rim Visitor Cent re 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:

  • October 15, 2019 – March 28, 2020, 10 am – 5 pm (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Mar 29 – May 18, 2020, 10 am – 5 pm (Thursday to Tuesday)
  • May 19 – Sept 7, 2020, 10 am – 5 pm (7 days per week)
  • Sept 8 – Oct 29, 2020, 10 am – 5 pm (Thursday to Monday)
  • Oct 30, 2020 – February 2021, 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


Long Beach Visitor Centre

  • Long Beach Visitor Centre located in the Long Beach South Parking Lot is open July and August, from 10 am to 5 pm

Tofino Visitor Centre

  • Tofino Visitor Centre is operated year round by Tourism Tofino
  • Parks Canada staff are available at this location in July and August, from 10 am to 5:30 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.