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Address: 2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-726-3500
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Description: During WWII and The Cold War, Radar Hill was a part of the line of radar...
During WWII and The Cold War, Radar Hill was a part of the line of radar installations across the U.S. And Canada, watching for threats of long-range bombers. Radar Hill has a few rare lookout points over Pacific Rim's vast temperate rainforest. A gorgeous place to take in the view, the sweet breeze rolling in from the forest, all while cuddled up gazing over the horizon.
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Not a bad trek, but did not live up to our expectations

Put this scenic overlook about anywhere else in the world, and you have an impressive sight. However, with all the other opportunities to take short walks to scenic attractions... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent hike. Steep at the outset then easier in the middle. I would say kids as young as 6 could handle it. Lots of climbing on logs if so inclined. About 45 minutes in and out but the crashed bomber is amazing! Very worth it

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I had visited Radar Hill a few years back, but I went up to Tofino for the day with a friend from out of the country that had never been before. Good to see nothing has changed. $7.80 per person just to park your car on the lot, since it's a federal park. The road up isn't for the lowered... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There is a spectacular view and short little walk as you drive most of the way up. Definitely worth doing.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Put this scenic overlook about anywhere else in the world, and you have an impressive sight. However, with all the other opportunities to take short walks to scenic attractions, Radar Hill just did not live up to our expectations.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Not overwhelmed by this walk....but we DID it. Perhaps it was the weather......perhaps it was our mood. At least by the time we got there, there were NO crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was very interesting to be where a Cold War radar use to stand. There also is an amazing view. We watched a storm roll by and open up to a great view of the ocean an its islands.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Better than Radar Hill is the walk to the Canso, where you can view a crashed war bomber. Park at Radar Hill, walk south to Pole 300 and follow the 30 minute trail.

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Harrison Hot Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A fantastic historical site from the Cold War, if you are a military history buff, its worth a stop. if you have a better than average camera, you can get some great shots of the water and surrounding areas.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The view was nice, but slightly obstructed with the trees in the foreground. If you are interested in Canadian involvement in the Korean War, there is a nice memorial/plaque at the top which gives some information. It's a one time stop, and it doesn't take long, but it still takes time out of the day which I believe would be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Pacific Rim park is beautiful but radar hill is not really worth the drive. The road was washed out but passable. Better to walk the rainforest trail or combers beach

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