Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada is made up of the Long Beach Unit, the Broken Group Islands Unit and the West Coast Trail Unit. The Long Beach Unit is located just moments from the outskirts of Ucluelet on Highway 4. Ucluelet also offers water access to the Broken Group Islands Unit, an archipelago of islands, inlets, and coves sheltered in Barkley Sound.

The Long Beach Unit offers many hiking trails through rainforests and beaches. You can spend days exploring the trails or the seemingly endless sandy beaches. With sand between your toes, the smell of moss and ferns below towering trees, and opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat - a trip to the park is a must when visiting Ucluelet.

From late June to early September the Kwisitis Visitor Centre offers many indoor and outdoor activities and educational programs for all ages. Go on a guided rainforest walk, explore and learn about tide pool ecosystems, discover the rich heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations of the area, and participate in creating west coast art!

There are also educational films playing in the summer months at the Green Point Campground. You do not need to be a registered guest of the campground to attend these evening shows. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask the Park Interpreters at the Kwisitis Visitor Centre on Wickaninnish Beach.

Additional Info

  • Address: Pacific Rim National Park
  • Phone: (613) 860-1251
  • Toll Free: 1-888-773-8888
  • Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Latitude: 49
  • Longitude: -125.6666667

One of Canada's Treasures

Canada's national parks represent different regions of Canada. The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve represents the coastal lowland forests of the Pacific Coast Mountain region, and the nearshore waters of Vancouver Island's marine region.

On its own, Parks Canada can't protect or conserve the country's national parks. Parks Canada needs everyone's help.

Activities outside a park influence everything within that park. Perhaps the Nuu-chah-nuulth First Nations of this area say it best with the word, "Hishuk-ish ts'awalk". This means "everything is one", a concept as important and timeless as the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre

To understand more about the history, culture and natural wonders of the Pacific Rim around Ucluelet, visit the Kwisitis Visitor Centre, which offers great exhibitions, films and interaction with Park Naturalists.