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“Absolutely stunning part of the coastline”

Pacific Rim National Park
Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Tofino
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
London
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Absolutely stunning part of the coastline”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Loved it. The weather wasn't great but didn't spoil anything. Beautiful beaches and rainforest trails.

Visited May 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Every beach is different. Combers Beach had a long walk through the rainforest to get to the beach - very fun. The visitors Center on the beach is interesting. The restuarant opens in June, so i didn't try it out.
This is a truly spectacular area and it is worth visiting all the beaches and doing the walks.
The parking fees at the park are weird. It costs about $15 or $16 a day for a parking permit and it doesn't run for 24 hours. They seem to expire at 4:00PM. This was a bit annoying if you bought one later in the day, like 7:00PM, thinking you have 24 hours, but it would expire the next day at 4:00PM so you had to buy another one. It's just something to be aware of.

Visited May 2013
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Port Alberni, Bc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Green Point National Park Campground”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed at the Green Point campground, part of the National Park, with a truck camper. The sites are very well laid out. About a quarter of them are alongside the beach bluff and some of these have ocean views. There is lots of separation with trees between each site. There are toilet blocks with flushing toilet and hot water - no showers onsite.

Good access to the beach down a choice of two paths. We enjoyed going down to the beach and walking, watching surfers.

This campground offers a very natural environment with minimal facilities. We stayed May 10, 2013 (the online booking system wouldn't let us reserve a site until later in May). There was no firewood availability onsite (the notice said not available at this time).

Visited May 2013
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Toronto
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“Wonderful walking trails”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Great walking trails all thru the park. An amazing place. Don't forget your camera and have good hiking shoes too.

Visited May 2013
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Courtenay, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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“After coming to this part of the world for decades...I had to let it go.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Government cuts have squeezed the available services in the parks. There are comissioners who vigilantly scan for an expired parking permit. But few park officers, no life guards even in peak season, not even an emergency phone. Happily most people have their own now - unless they are in trouble out in the water.

In my opinion, the park looks a little worn. I've heard that there will be no garbage pick up this year. I hope that's not true, but be prepared to take out what you bring in.

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