West Coast Trail: Reservations

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Pachena Bay, Gordon River and Balaats’adt (Nitinaht Village) trailheads

NOTE: Reservations can be made for the 2024 season as of 8 a.m. PST January 22, 2024
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  • 1-877-737-3783 (toll-free within Canada & US)
  • 1-519-826-5391 (international)

When making a reservation, have the following ready:

  • preferred start dates - first choice and alternate dates;
  • the number of hikers in your group;
  • the names and emergency contacts for hikers;
  • means of payment: Visa, MasterCard or American Express (see our Fees for information on West Coast Trail fees);
  • the access point you plan to start from - Pachena Bay, Gordon River or Balaats’adt (Nitinaht Village); and
  • an email address to send confirmation and orientation information.

Standby list

  • Standby spaces are no longer available, all spaces are reservable

Permits and passes

Overnight visitors to the West Coast Trail must purchase a West Coast Trail Backcountry Use Permit and have a valid National Park Entry Pass.

These fees help support the cost of operating the West Coast Trail (e.g., rescue services, information services, construction of ladders, cable cars, boardwalks and bridges).

Ferry fees

Ferry fees pay for passage across the Gordon River and Nitinaht Narrows, a service provided by the Ditidaht and Pacheedaht First Nations throughout the hiking season.

If accessing or exiting the trail from the Nitinaht Narrows, the Balaats’adt (Nitinaht Village) Water Taxi fee is $70.00 per person one way, for travel up the lake. Hikers planning to enter or exit the trail at Balaats’adt (Nitinaht Village)  can pay this fee directly to the water taxi operator.

Cancellation policy

  • Reservation fee: non-refundable.
  • When cancelling a reservation 21 days or more prior to the departure date, the West Coast Trail Backcountry Use Fee and the ferry fees are fully refundable. The reservation fee is non-refundable and a cancellation fee will apply per booking.
  • Only ferry fees are eligible for a refund if cancellations are made within 20 days of the departure date (the non-refundable cancellation fee applies).

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