West Coast Trail Unit

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.

West Coast Trail

The West Coast Trail is a famous multi-day backpacking trail in the backcountry that even experienced hikers find challenging. 

Balaats’adt (Nitinaht Village) Trailhead

The West Coast Trail can be intimidating. A mid-point entrance at Nitinaht Narrows allows hikers to tackle a shorter portion.

Cape Beale Headlands

Cape Beale Headlands provide a chance for visitors to sample the same terrain as the 75 km West Coast Trail.

Embark on your backcountry adventure! The West Coast Trail Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve stretches along the western edge of Vancouver Island, connecting the communities of Bamfield, Anacala, Balaats’adt (Nitinaht Village), Lake Cowichan, Jordan River, Port Renfrew, and Sooke. This trail winds through the traditional lands of the Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht, and Pacheedaht First Nations.

Within the national park reserve, you'll find stunning features like the Cape Beale Headlands, Nitinaht Triangle, and the narrow path of the West Coast Trail itself, surrounded by ancient coastal forests. It's a great place to enjoy nature's beauty!

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