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Pacific Rim National Park

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Unique park composed of three sections - Long Beach, the West Coast Trail and the Broken Group of Islands - that feature sandy beaches, island archipelagos, temperate rainforests and important archaeological sites.
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Tofino, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

This is by far one of my favorite places I have visited. Scenery is spectacular, trails well maintained. Ocean crashing up on the rocks, little sea creatures hidden away. What more can be said?

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

This park has a lot to offer: beaches, rainforest, first nations history. Great system to pay for parking fees. Well guided and maintained trails. Try to visit the rocky beaches at low tide so you can do some tidepooling or look for starfish on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ingrid D
Reviewed December 8, 2018

How do you not give a Nation Park on a beach anything but a five-star rating? Here are some things to think about: - don't be cheap, bring money to buy a parking pass. - there are lots of areas to park along Long Beach...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Some beautiful, informative, well maintained walking trails. Found parking to be a little tight in busy periods and electronic pay ticket stations were finicky. But well worth visiting

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank KristieSteps
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is one of the greatest places in Canada. I love visiting here, though I seldom do. I have a few minor suggestions for improvements for the Green Point campground, and the Park in general. In the campground, if replacing firepits, please consider a better...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Dougnobugs
Reviewed November 10, 2018

If you visit Tofino, your trip isn't complete without a hike along the trails of the Pacific Rim park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ericawanders
Reviewed November 2, 2018

There is so much to see in this park. Many walking/hiking paths for all abilities. All offering great views. A lot a variation. Not just beaches. We changed our plans and spent an extra day here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank S A
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Nice Park Great walks, but they have to do some renovations on the paths! we did al the walks in 2 days

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ivar1970
Reviewed October 18, 2018

If you don't go.....you have missed your gem. Study the trails and do as many as is appropriate for your ability and your time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CPHunter
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The title says it all, the Pacific Rim is an incredible and varied drive. It makes the driver jealous that they can't constantly be looking out the window, so luckily I was a front seat passenger! Keep your camera at the ready.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Cynthia F
September 4, 2018|
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Response from BoThi | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cynthia, You may buy your park passes very conveniently at the official website of Parks Canada. As for the dogs, you will find relevant sections nearly at all beaches.
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Pennyech
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
No there is not. There is a paved path for pedestrians and cyclists that goes from downtown Tofino to Jamie's Rainforest Inn, after that it is just Pacific Rim Highway, It is single lane both ways and the speed limit is... More
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July 5, 2018|
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Response from suemI3088ND | Reviewed this property |
Lots of trails in this area. Stop at the Tourist Information on the crossroads between uclulet and Tofino and get their day hikes leaflet, it's got them all in. Long Beach perfect for couples.
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MomOnTheGo88
Charlottesville, Virginia
4 nights: SeaTac-Victoria-Vancouver-Bellevue with kids (9 Replies)
We (husband, 7 year old, 5 year old, and i) are flying into SeaTac just after noon on 10/19, and need to be back in Bellevue the evening of 10/23. [I also posted this in Seattle; sorry for the duplication] We are planning the following itinerary: -ferry to Victoria with Wednesday overnight in Victoria -Thursday in Victoria: Butchart Gardens and other activities TBD -Head to Vancouver for Friday to Sunday: Stanley Park, Granville Island, Capilano Bridge and/or Lynn Canyon, Grouse...More
August 21, 2011|
Response fromAlegreVancouverBC|
1) No need to rent a car. Local public transport is a fun way to explore. 2) Doesn't matter as long as it is in daylight. 3) Even if it rains a bike is a good idea. Your hotel will tell you the closest bike shop. There are rentals all over town. 4) Doable? Probably but plan on late October weather to be coldish and damp. 5) Lynn is a walk in the forest. Cap is an organized tourist destination. Google for late Oct weather but expect high 40's (7-10C) and rain. 6) Likelihood of seeing...More
Megan821004
Lismore, Australia
Help for British Columbia and Alberta road trip (9 Replies)
Hi My partner and I are travelling to Canada for our honeymoon in September this year, we have put together a rough plan for a road trip but really need some advice on timeframes and where to go, the plan to date is; Fly into Vancouver and stay 2 nights Okanagan Valley (Oliver or Kelowna) for 2 nights Lake Louise for 3 nights Banff for 3 nights Jasper for 2 nights Whistler for 2 nights Victoria for 2 nights Vancouver for 1 night Any advice on timeframes and length of stays for...More
June 19, 2014|
Response fromVancouverite67|
Yes, its a pretty good plan, with a couple of hiccups as noted. Three nights Lake Louise and three nights Banff is like having three nights in Ballina and then moving to Byron Bay for three nights. Barely worth the hassle of moving hotels. Lake Louise is very small and doesn't offer a lot in the way of shops and restaurants. The hikers prefer Lake Louise because its closer to the trailheads, but pretty much everyone else just spends a night there. I can understand the romance of wanting...More
Paige S
Longmont, Colorado
3-4 nights Vancouver Island (5 Replies)
My husband and I just booked flights for a last minute trip to Vancouver Island in about two weeks! We'll be there for 4 nights, but get in late on the first night so planning on going straight to a hotel by the airport. We aren't planning on spending time in Victoria. We want to explore Pacific Rim National Park and we're looking for suggestions of which town we should stay in. I've looked at Tofino, and I know there's plenty of outdoor activities, but it seems small to stay for 3 nights....More
May 03, 2018|
Response fromtraveller47|
Stay in either Tofino or Ucluelet...neither town is the draw..it’s the park between the two that will be where you spend your time. Pacific Rim National Park. You can also walk the Wild Pacific Trail at the Ucluelet end. No point in driving 3 hours each way from Nanaimo. .