Licensed operators

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Licensed operators offer a variety of guided activities within Pacific Rim National Park Reserve including day hikes, kayaking, marine wildlife viewing, surf lessons, backcountry guided hiking and public transportation.

Only operators who are licensed by Pacific Rim National Park Reserve may operate within the national park reserve. 

What does licensing mean?

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve business licensing process ensures that minimum safety standards are met for all businesses that operate in the national park reserve.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve does not evaluate guides on the extent of their knowledge of local natural and cultural features, and service standards vary from business to business. You are encouraged to discuss your service expectations with your prospective operator prior to confirming your trip plans.

If you have any questions as to whether a business is authorized to conduct trips in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, please contact us directly at 250-726-3500 or by email at pacrim.info@pc.gc.ca

Note: The service descriptions below are provided by the operators. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve does not necessarily endorse any of these services.

Licensed Operators


Archipelago Wildlife Cruises

Wildlife viewing tours by 53’ yacht. Guided excursions include a cruise through the stunning landscape of the Broken Group Islands and a gourmet meal. Romantic evening cruises and charters also available.

Address: 1943 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-8289
Email: info@archipelagocruises.com
Website: archipelagocruises.com

Broken Group Islands: Marine Wildlife Viewing


Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

We offer multi-day field trips for school groups, public tours, immersive summer and fall university courses, and support for university researchers (incl. 3000 sq. m of modern laboratory space and a fleet of boats to support research in almost any field of study. Please visit our website for details. 

Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, BC V0R 1B0
Website: bamfieldmsc.com

Broken Group Islands: Marine Wildlife ViewingWest Coast Trail: Guided Day Hikes, Marine Wildlife Viewing


Blue Dog Kayaking

Blue Dog Kayaking is committed to bringing you the best that sea kayaking can offer paddling along some of the most beautiful, unspoiled coastlines in the world. We offer the entire Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking program including intermediate and advanced programs in the beautiful Broken Group Islands.

Address: 2093 Wildflower Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1
Phone: 250-710-7693
Email: paddle@bluedogkayaking.com
Website: bluedogkayaking.com
Broken Group Islands: Marine Wildlife Viewing


Broken Islands Lodge

Phone: 250-466-5663
Email: booking.BrokenIslands@gmail.com 
Website: brokenislandslodge.com 
Broken Group Islands: Marine Transportation


Coastal Bliss Adventures

Coastal Bliss Adventures offers guided backpacking tours on the West Coast Trail, Long Beach and other coastal destinations. We also run guided kayaking multiday tours in the Broken Group Islands, Gulf Islands and other locations on Vancouver Island coast. The company is based in Cowichan Bay, near Victoria where we provide kayak rentals, lessons, day tours and rentals.

Phone: 250-715-0034
Toll-free: 1-800-896-9525
Email: coastalbliss@shaw.ca
Website: coastalbliss.ca
Long Beach Unit: Guided Day HikesBroken Group Islands: Guided KayakingWest Coast Trail: Guided Backpacking


Gabriola Sea Kayaking

Gabriola offers West Coast Sea Kayak Adventures and SKGABC Guide Training courses. Great trips and incredible people! 

Telephone: 250-327-3346
Email: gabriolaseakayaking@gmail.com
Website: kayaktoursbc.com
Broken Group Islands: Guided Kayaking


Get Outside Adventures

Phone: 403-478-1331
Email: info@getoutsideadventrues.ca
Website: getoutsideadventures.ca
West Coast Trail: Guided Backpacking


Hello Nature Adventure Tours

Hello Nature is a locally owned and operated adventure tourism company based out of Ucluelet BC. We offer guided multi-day and day sea kayaking expeditions in the Broken Group Islands of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Address: PO Box 713, 1705 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-2035
Email: adventures@hellonature.ca
Website: hellonature.ca
Broken Group Islands: Guided Kayaking


Jamie’s Whaling Station 

Jamie’s Whaling Station is a company comprised of a crew of 45-50 during our peak season. Operating marine adventure tours since 1982, Jamie’s is one of the original companies in the whale watching industry in BC. 

Address: PO BOX 129, 606 Campbell St, Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0 
Telephone: 250-725-3919 
Email: info@jamies.com
Website: jamies.com
Long Beach Unit: Marine Wildlife Viewing Broken Group Islands: Marine Wildlife Viewing West Coast Trail: Marine Wildlife Viewing


Long Beach Nature Tours

Long Beach Nature Tours offers a variety of private guided hikes, showcasing the diverse ecosystems, wildlife, and cultures of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. With a variety of trails to explore ranging from leisurely walks to more adventurous hiking, your tour will be customized to your interests and abilities.

Phone: 250-725-8305
Email: info@longbeachnaturetours.com
Website: longbeachnaturetours.com
Long Beach Unit: Guided Day Hikes


MB Guiding

MB Guiding is an ACMG certified guide service located in Victoria, British Columbia. From the mountaintops to the coastlines – experience a professionally guided trip, course or workshop on one of the many breathtaking routes British Columbia has to offer. We specialize in small groups and big experiences!

Phone: 250-703-1056
Email: mike@mbguiding.ca
Website: mbguiding.ca  
Long Beach Unit: Guided Day HikesWest Coast Trail: Guided Backpacking

 

Majestic Ocean Kayaking

Majestic Ocean Kayaking, Ucluelet’s Original kayak Company, 25+ years of experience leading kayak tours on the west coast. Professionally guided day trips and multi-day trips to the Broken Group Islands. Provides educational and fun tours with local guides, gourmet food and quality equipment.

Address: 1167 Helen Rd, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Toll Free: 1-800-889-7644
Phone: 250-726-2868
Email: majestic@oceankayaking.com
Website: www.oceankayaking.com
Long Beach Unit: Guided KayakingBroken Group Islands: Guided Kayaking, Marine Transportation


Outer Shores Expeditions

Outer Shores operates wilderness and wildlife sailing expeditions aboard the classic schooner “Passing Cloud”. Small groups of 6 guests, along with a crew of expert mariners and interpreters, explore the remote coastal wilderness of the BC coast. Activities include wildlife viewing, photography, interpretive walks, sailing, sea kayaking, and cultural site visits, all while enjoying fabulous chef-prepared meals and exceptional accommodation. 

Address: 360 B Harbour Rd, Victoria, BC, V9A 3S1
Email: info@outershores.ca 
Website: outershores.ca 
Broken Group Islands: Marine Wildlife Viewing


Raincoast Education Society

Address: Box 815, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
Phone: 250-726-6805
Email: info@raincoasteducation.org
Website: raincoasteducation.org
Long Beach Unit: Guided Day Hikes


SKILS (Sea Kayak Instruction & Leadership Systems)

Specializes in kayaking, canoeing, and kayak fishing courses as well as private instructional courses and guided trips.

Address: Box 727, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Phone: 250-726-5119
Email: info@skils.ca
Website: skils.ca
Long Beach Unit: Guided Kayaking, Surfing/Surf-kayaking Broken Group Islands: Guided Kayaking


Sea to Sky Expeditions

Sea to Sky has been providing amazing adventures since 1988. With hundreds of trips organized on the West Coast Trail, let our experienced guides show you all that this wonderful trail has to offer. Enjoy delicious meals and a food drop to reduce weight, learn about the intriguing history of the area and appreciate the opportunity to reconnect outside. 

Address: 1041 Webdon Rd, Courtenay, BC, V9N 9K7
Phone: 250-898-2825
Toll-free: 1-800-990-9735
Email: info@seatoskyexpeditions.com
Website: seatoskyexpeditions.com 
West Coast Trail: Guided Backpacking


Surf Junction Campground

Specializes in surf lessons for all levels. Learn about ocean safety, rip currents, tides, sea life, and surf technique.

Address: 2650 Tofino-Ucluelet Hwy, Ucluelet, BC
Phone: 250-726-7214
Email: surfjunction@alberni.net
Website: surfjunction.com
Long Beach Unit: Surfing/Surf-Kayaking


Thompson Rivers University – Adventure Studies

Address: 805 TRU Way, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8
Phone: 250-828-5221
Email: adventure@tru.ca
Website: tru.ca/adventure-studies
Long Beach Unit: Guided Kayaking


Timberwolf Tours

Timberwolf Tours offers Guided Hiking and Camping tours on Vancouver Island with hikes and activities in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. We enjoy showing our customers some of what makes Canada such an amazing place. As a family owned and operated tour company, we’ve been showcasing Western Canada’s National Parks for over thirty years. We’d be happy to have you join one of our small group, active tours. 

Phone: 780-470-4966
Toll-free: 1-888-467-9697
Email: info@timberwolftours.com
Website: timberwolftours.com
Long Beach Unit: Guided Day Hikes


West Beach Paddle

Sea kayak tours and Paddle Canada certified Courses. Basic Kayak , Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 Sea Kayak skills

Phone: 604-318-4019
Email: info@kayakcourses.ca
Website: kayakcourses.ca
Broken Group Islands: Guided Kayaking


West Coast Trail Express

Specializes in shuttle bus service, May 1 to Sept 29, from Victoria and Nanaimo to the trailheads and between the trailheads of the West Coast Trail. Pick-ups from and drop offs at Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Gordon River, Lake Cowichan, Nanaimo, Nitinat Junction, Pachena Bay and Bamfield. 

Address: 2-475 Head Street, Victoria, BC, V9A 5S1
Phone: 250-477-8700
Toll-free: 1-888-999-2288
Website: trailbus.com
West Coast Trail: Public Transportation


Wick’d Surf Camps

Offers surf camps, beginner lessons and surf guiding in small groups to maximize your one-on-one skill building experience. Surf camps are offered with discount accommodation (when available) and liaison service to help customize your stay.

Address: P.O. Box 587, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
Telephone: 250-266-0338
Email: andy.wickdsurfcamps@gmail.com
Website: wickedsurfcamps.com
Long Beach Unit: Surfing/Surf-Kayaking


Wild Root Journeys

Wild Root Journeys is rooted in bringing people into nature, in being self-propelled via sea kayak or our own two feet, and in creating connections. We offer day and multi-day sea kayak and hiking trips, lessons, and nature retreats along British Columbia’s coastline. Our goal is to open doors for those seeking adventure, time to recharge, and growth in nature.

Phone: 778-995-7455
Toll-free: 1-800-925-1213
Email: info@wildrootjourneys.com
Website: wildrootjourneys.com
Broken Group Islands: Guided Kayaking

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