Interpretive programs

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

This summer, come explore with us! Let our park interpreters inspire and fascinate you as you experience all that Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has to offer

Discover and explore the tide-pools and rainforest. Feel a fuzzy sea otter pelt. Listen to stories that are older than our ancient trees. See the land and water from a different perspective as you immerse yourself in the cultural and natural treasures of Pacific Rim. To answer your questions and more look for a Parks Canada interpreter on the beach or trails! Find them, talk to them, and they will be happy to share what they know.

Our interpretive programs run daily throughout July and August with limited programming in June and September. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and special program offers. If you would like to book a special program for your group please contact the Interpretation Coordinator, Diana Lukinuk at Diana.Lukinuk@pc.gc.ca or at 250-726-3505.

NOTE: Public programs are supported through the purchase of park entry pass. Programs are presented in English, with special programming available in French.

2022 Interpretive Program Schedule

August Schedule - Ends August 30 

Guided walks

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
11:00 am at Kwisitis Visitor Centre Parking Lot Sand Dunes Walk

Interpretive Bird Walk

*Departs from Combers Beach Parking Lot

Tracking the Wild Shoreline Explore Walk Sand Dunes Walk Coastal Creatures Rainforest Walk
 2:00 pm at Kwisitis Visitor Centre Parking Lot
 Rainforest Walk Shoreline Explore Walk

Interpretive Bird Walk

*Departs from Combers Beach Parking Lot

Coastal Creatures Touch Tank with the Ucluelet Aquarium  Tracking the Wild Haahuupa Series Event

Prop talks

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
1:00 pm at Kwisitis Visitor Centre Parking Lot Slugs! Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Paws & Claws Sea Otters Southern resident Killer Whales Carnivore Snapshots Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Paws & Claws Sharks and Bats

Theatre shows

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
8:00 pm at Green Point Theatre Film Night Guest Speaker Series Do You Hear What I Hear? Time in Nature Whale Tales Bears,Wolves & Cougar! Pirates of the Intertidal

September schedule – begins August 31

Guided walks

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
11:00 am at Kwisitis Visitor Centre Parking Lot Shoreline Explore Walk

Coastal Creatures

Tracking the Wild Coastal Creatures Shoreline Explore Walk Rainforest Walk Sand Dunes Walk

Prop talks

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
2:00 pm at Kwisitis Visitor Centre Parking Lot Sharks and Bats Slugs! Southern Resident Killer Whales Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Paws & Claws Sea Otters Carnivore Snapshots Touch Table: Jaws, Paws & Claws Paws & Claws

Theatre shows

Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
8:00 pm at Green Point Theatre         Whale Tales Film Night Bears, Wolves & Cougars

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Note: Programs may be subject to change without notice.

Guided walks

Venue: Begins at Kwisitis Visitor Centre Parking Lot

(Approximately 90 minutes. Arrive early, parking may be limited. Dogs are not allowed. No recording devices.)

  • Shoreline Explore: A guided tour of the fascinating world that exists where land and sea meet.
  • Coastal Creatures: Search for signs of the exciting animals that call the rainforest, ocean, and beaches their home. Towering whale spouts, crawling banana slugs, what will we find today?
  • Rainforest Walk: Experience the sights, sounds, and scents of an old growth rainforest.
  • Tracking the Wild: Come search for the tracks of Bears, Wolves and Cougars, on the beach and in the dunes.
  • Sand Dunes Walk: Walk the slopes and crests of windblown sand. Discover a world that is not beach or forest, but a strange and disappearing blend of both.
  • Interpretive Bird Walk: See and hear shorebirds, seabirds and songbirds as you stroll through the forest to the beach with an interpreter.
  • Touch Tank with the Ucluelet Aquarium: Join visiting Ucluelet Aquarium staff and the creatures they will bring with them. Learn about anemones, urchins, sea stars and more as you experience them up-close and personal in touch tanks.
  • Ḥaahuupa Series Event: Be transported on a Nuu-chah-nulth journey through the past and into the present and future.

Prop talks

Venue: Kwisitis Visitor Centre Parking Lot

  • Fun, hands-on activities for everyone – young and old. Ask a staff member what’s happening today.

Theatre shows

Venue: Green Point Theatre

(Doors open at 7:45 pm. Children must be accompanied at all times. Pets are not allowed.)

  • Guest Speaker Series: This July and August, Parks Canada will host guest speakers. Ask park staff who this week’s speaker will be.
  • Pirates of the Intertidal : Meet Captain Claw, a hermit crab not much bigger than your thumb. But beware - his intertidal world is full of thievery, deception & piracy!
  • Bears, Wolves, Cougars : Discover what happens when bears, wolves and cougars try to share this place with the people who live and visit here.
  • Film Night: Ask a staff member what film is showing this week.
  • Do You Hear What I Hear ? : An immersive audio adventure through the west coast, learn what sound can tell us about the world around us.
  • Time in Nature: Fascinating life cycles, marvelous molting, intriguing growth patterns. Discover how nature shows time passing
  • Whale Tales: Grey, humpback, and orca whales are some of the most captivating creatures that visit the national park reserve. Learn about their mysterious and fascinating lives, and how our relationship with them has changed over time.
     

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