Tofino-Ucluelet Highway, BC

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (ups-cheek ta-shee)

Parks Canada’s new 25 km multi-use pathway traverses the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Named ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (ups-cheek ta-shee), which means “going the right direction on the path” in Nuu-chah-nulth dialects, it provides visitors and locals alike with a route to explore the wonders of the national park reserve.

Respecting First Nations communities

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii lies in the traditional territories and lands of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and YuułuɁiłɁatḥ. Working together on the pathway involved years of careful planning. Elders from both First Nations provided a set of guiding principles to ensure building was completed appropriately: hishukish ts’awalk (everything is one), uu-a-thluk (taking care of), and iisaak (respect). Together with environmental and archaeological experts, Parks Canada used these principles in building the pathway.

Safety and Trail Etiquette:

• Share the pathway and keep to the right.

• Cyclists must yield to all other users.

• Travel at a reasonable and controlled speed.

• Use caution as some areas of the pathway may be slippery — especially raised boardwalks.

• For those using e-bikes, only class 1 pedal-assist e-bikes are permitted.

• Know your equipment; understand how your e-bike works before riding.

• Keep pets on a leash, under control and on the designated path at all times.

• Keep a safe distance from wildlife. If you encounter or are approached by wildlife – Act big – Make noise – Don’t run

• Please use caution when riding or walking along Highway #4 between the District of Ucluelet’s multi-use path and the southern boundary of the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the ʔapsčiik t̓ašii.

Before you set out:

Parks Canada makes every effort to ensure visitor safety, however all outdoor activities involve some degree of risk. Please remember that your safety is your personal responsibility. Be well prepared for your chosen activity and wear appropriate safety equipment. Daylight hours are limited in winter; plan enough time to return safely.

In case of emergency, contact: 250-726-3604 or 1-877-852-3100

For more information on the pathway see Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s website at: