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.
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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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Best 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.
park is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island and
may be accessed by Highway 4 via Port Alberni.
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.
trail system leads the visitor to various viewpoints
and other notable features.
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.
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