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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

See waterfalls and colorful rocks as you traverse rivers, bogs, rainforests and beaches in the three distinct sections of this enormous reserve.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a natural and cultural wonder with rainforests, beaches and history. It is the main attraction on Vancouver Island, offering something for every type of traveler, from campers and sunbathers to history buffs. Camp and hike in the park, which stretches across more than 123,000 acres (50,000 hectares) of picturesque landscape and ocean.

The park is divided into three main sections. Long Beach is the most visited and accessible part of the reserve. Walk along 10 miles (16 kilometers) of its sandy coastline and surf on the fierce ocean waves. Explore trails leading inland through forests. Spend the night in one of the campsites in the Long Beach area.

Hike the West Coast Trail, which will take between five and seven days for the full 47 miles (76 kilometers). Pass through territory of several First Nations groups who have inhabited this area for thousands of years.

Encounter stunning natural features of waterfalls and multi-colored rocks as you traverse forests, bogs and beaches. Cable cars and boats will take you over large rivers. Take an orientation course at the beginning of your journey to learn how to handle encounters with wildlife, such as cougars, wolves and black bears.

The final part of the park is Broken Group Islands, which comprises more than 100 islets. Rent a kayak to travel between the islands. Make sure to bring enough water for your stay at one of the campsites.

Fees to enter the park vary depending on age and section. Services, such as camping, firewood, trails and student programs have separate prices. The reserve is open year-round, except for the West Coast Trail which is only open May 1 to September 30. Check the official Parks Canada website for the opening times of facilities.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve occupies a large portion of Vancouver Island. Drive south from Tofino for about 3.5 miles (5.5 kilometers) along the Pacific Rim Highway to reach the beginning of the park, which stretches as far as Port Renfrew. The reserve has several parking lots.


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Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge ¥12,598
Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge

Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge

1119 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Tofino hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clayoquot Sound and Chesterman Beach. Mackenzie Beach and Tofino Botanical Gardens are also within 10 minutes.

    Cox Bay Beach Resort ¥32,944
    Cox Bay Beach Resort

    Cox Bay Beach Resort

    1431 Pacific Rim Hwy Tofino, Tofino, BC
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Offering direct access to the beach, this Tofino resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clayoquot Sound and Chesterman Beach. Cox Bay Beach and Frank Island are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Long Beach Lodge Resort ¥21,068
      Long Beach Lodge Resort

      Long Beach Lodge Resort

      1441 Pacific Rim Highway, Po Box 897, Tofino, BC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Tofino resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cox Bay Beach and Chesterman Beach. Clayoquot Sound and Frank Island are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Dolphin Motel
        Dolphin Motel

        Dolphin Motel

        1190 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Clayoquot Sound and Chesterman Beach. Tofino Botanical Gardens and Mackenzie Beach are also within 15 minutes.

          Pacific Sands Beach Resort
          Pacific Sands Beach Resort

          Pacific Sands Beach Resort

          1421 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Tofino, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Clayoquot Sound and Chesterman Beach. Cox Bay Beach and Frank Island are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Black Bear Guesthouse ¥11,225
            Black Bear Guesthouse

            Black Bear Guesthouse

            926 Black Bear Lane, Tofino, BC
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated by the ocean, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Clayoquot Sound and Chesterman Beach. Cox Bay Beach and Frank Island are also within 15 minutes.

              South Chestermans Beach Retreat
              South Chestermans Beach Retreat

              South Chestermans Beach Retreat

              1342 Chesterman's Beach Road, Tofino, BC
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this cottage is steps from Clayoquot Sound and Chesterman Beach. Frank Island and Cox Bay Beach are also within 15 minutes.

                BriMar Bed and Breakfast
                BriMar Bed and Breakfast

                BriMar Bed and Breakfast

                1375 Chesterman Beach Road, Tofino, BC
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Tofino bed & breakfast is just steps from Clayoquot Sound and Chesterman Beach. Cox Bay Beach and Frank Island are also within 10 minutes.