Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is in the middle of some amazing rehabilitation projects to restore its infrastructure including roads, shelters, and Green Point Campground. The park reserve is excited to have these projects underway as it means our visitors will be able to enjoy and experience the natural and cultural wonders of the park reserve for many years to come.

Due to the ongoing construction work, we had to close a few areas around the park reserve. We apologize for this inconvenience and are offering free entry to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve until April 30, 2016. We hope you will be back again soon to see the renewed park reserve.

What can I do in the park reserve this February and March?

Schooner Cove Trail (located on Highway 4 south of Tofino)
Follow this twisting boardwalk as it descends through young and old stands of cedar/hemlock forest and Sitka spruce fringe to Schooner Cove beach – a great place to do some tidal pool exploring at low tide! This trail is 1 km one way and has some long flights of stairs.

Long Beach at North Beach Parking Lot (located on Highway 4 halfway between Ucluelet and Tofino)
Put on your walking shoes and make the trek to the very end of the beach to sit in one of Parks Canada’s iconic red chairs. Hint: when you get to the rocky outcropping at the end of the beach, look up!

Incinerator Rock (located on Highway 4 north of Long Beach)
Long Beach isn’t just famous for its long stretch of sand and sky, it’s also one of the best places to catch waves on the west coast of Canada. Put on a (thick) wet suit, take a lesson, and give surfing a try.

Rainforest Trail (located on Highway 4 south of Long Beach)
Explore a world of ancient giants, drifting mists, witches’ moss, twisted trees and rainforest wildlife on the Rainforest Trail. Each loop of the trail is 1 km and there are many short flights of stairs.

Willowbrae and Halfmoon Bay Trails (located off of Highway 4, 2 km south of the Ucluelet -Tofino Junction)
Stroll along a path through old growth forest and discover secluded sandy beaches just waiting for your footprints. Halfmoon Bay Trail branches off of Willowbrae Trail 1 km in. Both trails are approximately 1.5 km one way and have long flights of stairs leading to the beach.

Regular updates on infrastructure work in Paci c Rim National Park Reserve are on the web at crim, Facebook at, and Twitter at @PacificRimNPR, or by calling 250-726-3500.



Updated Highway 4 Road Closure Schedule at Kennedy Hill