Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Effective July 12 at noon until further notice, a fire ban is in effect throughout Pacific Rim National Park Reserve including the West Coast Trail, Broken Group Islands, the Long Beach Unit and Green Point Campground.

The National Park Reserve-wide ban includes all beach fires, including those below the high tide mark. The prohibition includes campfires, charcoal briquettes, torches, candles, and any open flames. More information.

Combers Seasonal Dog Ban in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve in effect April 1 – October 1

Learn more about conservation measures in the migratory bird zone and visiting Pacific Rim National Park Reserve with your pet

Lying along the west coast of Vancouver Island in the traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve boasts kilometres of long sandy beaches, unspoiled temperate rainforests and adventures that will delight the explorer in all.

La silhouette de deux personnes se profile au coucher du soleil sur la plage

Long Beach Unit

Storm watching, beach-walking, cycling and more. There is something for everyone.

Rough coastline of Vancouver Island

West Coast Trail Unit

Back-country options on the west coast of Vancouver Island, including Cape Beale Headlands and the iconic West Coast Trail.

Two people paddling their kayaks in the Broken Group Islands

Broken Group Islands

Enjoy a day or overnight adventure in the sheltered bays and shell beaches of Barkley Sound. The islands are only accessible by boat.

Visiting Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Activities and experiences

Things to do, trails, special places to visit, red chairs and volunteer opportunities.

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, interpretive programs, school programs, maps and guides, liscensed guides and operators, tourism links.

Camping and overnight accommodations

Camping at Green Point Campground, Back-country camping on the West Coast Trail and in the Broken Group Islands.

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences. 

Shop and reserve

Reservations for campsites, West Coast Trail, Broken Group Islands. Gift Shop.


Daily visitor fees, camping and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.


What type of national park entry pass should I purchase?

Safety and guidelines

Important bulletins, trail conditions, water hazards, weather and marine forecast, tides and currents, wildlife. Trip Plans. Park regulations.

About Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Nature and science

Conservation and science, animals, plants, the environment, and research.

Culture and history

Indigenous connections, history, archeology, cultural landscape, architecture, historic engineering.

Stewardship and management

Indigenous co-operative management, partners, permits and licenses, public consultations, plans,  policies and jobs.

Contact Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

General inquiries:


For emergencies within Pacific Rim National Park Reserve:

Phone:1-877-852-3100 or Phone:1-250-726-3604

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Hours of operation

Long Beach Unit: 
Park access: all year round
Information centre and campgrounds: see all hours

West Coast Trail:
Open May 1 to September 30

Broken Group Islands:
Open May 1 to September 30
Complete schedule: see all hours


More places to discover with Parks Canada

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Scattered throughout the Salish Sea, the Gulf Islands teem with wildlife, a haven for rare species and threatened eco-systems and a playground for hikers, campers, cyclists, boaters and kayakers.

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site

Amid lush rainforest islands and seas rich with wildlife, Gwaii Haanas harbours rare sites of carved poles and longhouses, making this park culturally important to the Haida people who co-manage cooperatively manage the region with Parks Canada.

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

Tour through secret bunkers, military command posts and original 19th century buildings at Fort Rodd Hill, a west coast artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956. Be touched by the personal stories of soldiers and their families. Camp overnight in a group-friendly oTENTik.

Fort Langley National Historic Site

Experience life as a 19th century voyageur at Fort Langley, where the colony of British Columbia was born. Mingle with fur traders, pan for gold, learn the blacksmith’s art and camp in an HBC-themed oTENTik.

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

Tour a historic Fraser River salmon cannery, through a herring reduction plant and interactive fishing displays. Learn about local marine life on the Fish Wall and be inspired by the industrious fishery of BC’s past.

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