Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Pacific Rim National Park, BC, Canada


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Pacific Rim National Park

PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK


Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, consists of three geographically seperate areas including Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands and the West Coast Trail. The Long Beach area is named for the longest of a series of beaches on Vancouver Island's west coast, the Broken Group Islands is an archipelago of over 100 islets in the Barkley Sound and the West Coast Trail is 77 km (48 miles) of difficult hiking which was originally used as a life saving trail for shipwrecked mariners battling the elements of Vancouver Island's west coast.

Information & Services
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort: Magnificent Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Hotel, in Ucluelet, is true luxury with spectacular accommodations & awe-inspiring views of ocean on one side and rainforest on the other. Facilities available for meetings and events. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: BC’s first kayaking company offers award-winning trips to the Queen Charlotte & Gulf Islands, Johnstone Strait, & West Coast Trail. We guarantee world-class scenery, some of the world’s finest Orca whale and bear watching, & an absolute commitment to service. more
Terrace Beach Resort: Jason Priestley and family invite you to their beautiful fully equipped beachfront resort in Ucluelet. Near Pacific Rim Park, Long Beach, Broken Islands, Wild Pacific Trail, & Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, there’s fishing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, & whale wa... more
Wickaninnish Inn: Near Pacific Rim National Park and Clayoquot Sound, we provide panoramic ocean & beach views, fireplaces, soaker tubs, & balconies. Our spa offers the ultimate in relaxation, and there’s oceanfront dining at the Pointe Restaurant from our award winning culina... more
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Long Beach

Pacific Rim National ParkBest known for its incredible beaches and rugged rocky headlands, Long Beach is a favorite for those wishing to hike the sandy trails, beachcomb, enjoy the pounding surf, the dense coastal rainforest or view an impressive array of bird and wildlife. Each spring over 20,000 grey whales migrate through the park waters. The Wickaninnish Centre is an intrepitive centre located at the water's edge and should be visited to learn about the park's marine ecology and the ocean and forest environment.

LOCATION
The park is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island and may be accessed by Highway 4 via Port Alberni.

Camping
Fully facilitated campgrounds include the Green Point Campground which is a 94 site semi-serviced camping area with fireplaces and a walk-in campground which has 53 sites and offers primitive camping facilities. There are private campgrounds in the area offering various services.

Hiking & Trails
A trail system leads the visitor to various viewpoints and other notable features.


Pacific Rim National ParkBroken Group Islands

The 100+ small, rocky islands in Barkley Sound are accessible only by boat. A kayakers and canoeists paradise, this area offers protected anchorages and numerous sandy beaches. Bird and wildlife is abundant and the undersea world offers divers some of the world's best diving oppurtunities including old wrecks and a varied marine life. There are eight designated campgrounds. Visitors may stay a maximum of 14 nights on the Broken Group Islands.

West Coast Trail

This 77 km (48 mile) trail leads the visitor through the coastal rainforest of western Vancouver Island. A varied terrain and abundant wildlife species attract visitors from all over the world each year. Reservations must be made to ensure that the parks natural habitat is protected from over-use. Starting points are from Port Renfrew, Bamfield and Nitinat Lake.



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Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Pacific Rim National Park, BC, Canada