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“Wonderful introduction to the west coast.”

Pacific Rim Visitor Centre
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Ucluelet
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Owner description: 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, Parks Canada center, large maps of the region, secure garbage and recycling boxes, public restrooms and plentiful parking for both RV's and regular vehicles.Hours of Operation:Winter - 10 am to 5:30 pm, 5 days a week*Summmer - 9 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week**Parks Canada hours may vary
Reviewed August 3, 2013

This facility is the primary information centre for the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. If you are a first-time visitor, your stop here will provide you with everything you need to know about the Park and surrounding area, including the towns of Ucluelet and Tofino. Because conditions such as the ocean/beach/forest environments, wildlife sightings, park regulations etc, return visitors should make the stop too, as the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre provides frequent updates on these conditions. The staff here are extremely friendly and helpful, and have a wealth of knowledge about the area.
We always purchase our park pass here, for the duration of our stay. This way we avoid having to pay each time we visit a different section of the park.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The area was clean and had a lot of information. The staff were knowledgeable and approachable. Not very much for souvenirs though. Otherwise a good pit stop

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Good selection of leaflets and helpful staff. Worth a visit if you don't know the area. You can buy day passes here, but if you don't want to call in, you can get passes at machines in the car parks associated with the Pacific Rim Trails.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I see a few reviewers have this confused with the Kwisitis Visitor Centre, located inside the Park. The Pacific Rim Visitor Centre is located at the T junction between Tofino and Uculet from Port Alberni, and is a good place to stop to get maps, brochures, etc. The staff inside have plenty of info, and there are washrooms outside.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

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.

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