Community Notices

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT - EXTREME WAVE HAZARD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE PACIFIC RIM REGION

UCUELET, B.C., December 14, 2018 – Parks Canada has issued an extreme wave hazard advisory for the Pacific Rim region, and a storm warning is in effect.

The District of Ucluelet has CLOSED the Wild Pacific Trail and Beaches in Ucluelet. The trails and beaches will remain closed until further notice.

People interested in viewing the storm are advised to use the following locations:

  • Amphitrite Point (a safe viewing area has been established)
  • Kwisitis Visitor Centre’s Observation Deck at Wickaninnish Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
  • Florencia Bay Lookout in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Beaches, shorelines, docks and marinas, and coastal waters should be avoided during this major storm event. Please respect all temporary closures, follow directions on associated postings, and watch for updated statements. Thank you for using extreme caution during this storm event.

CoastSmart tips:

  • Avoid trails and beaches during storm events
  • Stay away from exposed shorelines and stay off rocks
  • Unexpected waves can suddenly flood shorelines
  • Large waves can surge above the tide line
  • High tides and waves can roll logs

For more information, please visit:

  • Environment Canada Marine Forecast – https://weather.gc.ca/marine/
  • CoastSmart – http://coastsmart.ca/

For a PDF version of the notice, please click HERE.