Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

Pacific Rim Visitor Centre, Ucluelet: Hours, Address, Pacific Rim Visitor Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Pacific Rim Visitor Centre
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Pacific Rim Visitor Centre offers a primary arrival and meeting destination for those venturing to the Pacific Rim region on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Immediately following your drive over the Pacific Rim Highway (Hwy 4) from Port Alberni, you will reach our headquarters at the Junction between Ucluelet and Tofino. Our wheelchair accessible facilities offer a staffed Visitor Information Centre, a Parks Canada center, large maps of the region, public WiFi, secure garbage and recycling boxes, public restrooms, and plentiful parking for both RV's and regular vehicles.
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coasttraveller
6 contributions
Modest centre, but Parks staff were excellent at helping visitors and giving personalized information about the area based on visitors' plans for their vacation. Not much in the way of merchandise, but some gifts if you're looking for a souvenir. Good stop if you need info before heading into town.
Written October 6, 2021
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Mark D
Penang Island, Malaysia1,301 contributions
Couples
We have all been to "Tourist Information Centres"... but this one is a "must visit/see". The very scenic (and long-ish) drive will be made much more enjoyable after stopping to speak with the folks there!! If you plan on stopping in the Park they can sell you a "pass" [thereby avoiding an unpleasant, and expensive fine]. I asked one of the very professional staff to recommend a place to Picnic in Ucluelet... and the suggestion and directions made the trip completely worthwhile!! They also have many brochures which could prove to be useful! The "Visitors Centre" has also been awarded TripAdvisor's coveted "Certificate of Excellence"! Its a definite "Must see"!!

I hope that this Review has been helpful!
Written June 5, 2019
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Hi Mark D, Well, first off, thank you so much for the glowing review! We would agree, the drive out is absolutely incredible, and we are glad we could help you when you arrived. Hope you had a wonderful picnic and enjoyed the rest of your visit to the West Coast!
Written June 12, 2019
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lindadownunder
Perth, Australia2,858 contributions
Couples
We stopped at the Visitors centre on arrival in Ucluelet and found them very helpful.
The young girl who served us gave us good advice on what to do and see and on the many walking trails in the area.
Written January 22, 2016
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manswa
Stockport, UK3,973 contributions
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Very friendly staff and a good place to visit before exploring Pacific Rim National Park as there are many maps, leaflets and other material to enable you to get the most from your trip. There is also interesting local information and First Nations history.
Located on the main road into Tofino and Ucluelet, it is the first place you come to after the drive through the mountains to the coast - good, clean facilities.
Written July 21, 2013
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beverlyt20152015
Toronto, Canada152 contributions
The staff in the centre know the area really well. They provided excellent suggestions on a very rainy day.
Written October 3, 2019
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Hey beverlyt20152015, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope our suggestions helped you enjoy a rainy day on the West Coast :)
Written October 14, 2019
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Norman A
Ucluelet, Canada333 contributions
This visitor centre is a good place to stop. Especially after training the long winding road of highway number 4. You can use the restroom and obtain a map of the park and the trails. A parking pass is required to stop at any location in the park. If you did not plan ahead and are looking for last minute accommodation. The resorts do send a list of availability. Also see what trails are open as a couple are closed still from last winters wind storm.
Written September 19, 2019
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Hello Norman A, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review, we really appreciate all the feedback! Hope you enjoyed your trip out here to the West Coast!
Written October 3, 2019
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vraptorz
Seattle, WA42 contributions
Friends
Great place to pick up your Ucluelet and Tofino maps and information. Some Canada National Park pins and stickers available. Spotty customer service, but they were overwhelmed.
Written July 17, 2019
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Hi vraptorz, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback, and apologize we couldn't get to you promptly. During peak hours we sometimes have large influx of visitors, and try to the best of our ability to help everyone in a timely manner. We hope you were able to get the information you needed, and enjoyed your holiday out here on the West Coast. Hope to see you out this way again!
Written July 18, 2019
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Frank and Ruth Y
Pullman, WA191 contributions
Couples
Got much needed information from people at the counter. Can buy the National Parks Pass for Pacific Rim or the overall pass there. They have a few souvenir items for purchase. Bathrooms were clean. Gave me a small map and tide tables. Very helpful people.
Written May 23, 2019
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Hey PullmanCougar, Thank you for thanking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate it :) Hope you had a wonderful visit to the West Coast!
Written May 24, 2019
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yulias_ink
Toronto, Canada222 contributions
Couples
I am so thankful we stopped for advice - staff opened our eyes to some hidden gems and it was absolutely worth it!
Written January 27, 2019
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Hi yulias_ink, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thankful you stopped in and glad we could help you find some of the little gems we have out here on the wild West Coast! Hope you had a wonderful visit, and we'd love to see you again!
Written January 31, 2019
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G H
Abbotsford, Canada81 contributions
Couples
Staff was very helpful in recommending the Rainforest hiking trail which only took 40 minutes to complete. It was fascinating to see old growth trees - cedar, hemlock over 500 years old.
Written October 11, 2017
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Hi George H, Thanks for stopping by the Visitor Centre. We are happy you enjoyed the Rainforest Trail - It's one of our favourites too! Hope the rest of your visit was just as wonderful!
Written June 12, 2018
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