Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

COVID-19 Important information about your visit to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Parks Canada is pleased to begin a gradual re-opening of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve so nearby visitors can enjoy the beauty of this protected area in a safe and responsible way.

The resumption of services will take time and be incremental in nature to ensure the health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada staff.

Please check our website for up-to-date information on what is open and what is closed in the Long Beach Unit, Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail.

We look forward to gradually and safely welcoming you back to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Suit up in your storm gear and watch the winter breakers crash on a rocky shoreline, or enjoy a summer stroll along an endless sandy beach. Step out of your kayak to be greeted by a First Nation Beach Keeper, or hear ancient legends told around the campfire by Guardians of the West Coast Trail. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve offers a West Coast experience steeped in nature and history.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada includes three distinct units: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands and the West Coast Trail. 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 and the smell of moss and ferns below towering trees - a trip to the national park reserve is a must when visiting Ucluelet.

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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.