|Pacific Rim National Park Reserve,British Columbia, Canada |
|General Information: |
|State||:||British Columbia |
|Nearest AirPort: ||:||Vancouver International Airport |
|Nearest Railway Station||:|| |
|Category: ||:||National Park |
|Type: ||:||Honey Moon/Vacation/ Adventure/ Family Vacation/Site seeing |
|Height above sea level: ||:|| |
|Best Time to visit: ||:||The best time to visit Pacific Rim is between May to September. ||
|How To reach Pacific Rim National Park Reserve:|
|The nearest airport is Vancouver International Airport.|
By air,Listed below are the airports close to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve |
Tofino Airport which is about 4.5 miles, but a smaller airport
Nanaimo Airport which is about 80 miles, but a smaller airport
Vancouver International Airport, about 113 miles from the reserve
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport which is about 191 miles from the reserve
By road: Follow Highway 4, the "Pacific Rim Highway" west from Port Alberni about 108 KM.The scenery along route is beautiful, allow ample time and use
the pullouts to let traffic pass you. The highway is very busy during the summer. At the Tofino-Ucluelet junction, turn right, to enter the Long Beach Unit of
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Winters are extremely cold with snowfall and summers are hot and humid.
|Pacific Rim National Park is a thin strip of land along the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island.Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
is composed of three sections: Long Beach, the West Coast Trail and the Broken Group of Islands.Park's marine and forest environment features sand beaches, an island
archipelago, old-growth coastal temperate rainforest, and significant archeological sites.
|Long Beach Unit:|
The Long Beach Unit is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island between the villages of Ucluelet and Tofino.This is the most visited section of the park, and contains 94 campsites.
Long Beach unit is famous for surfing/windsurfing, kayaking and boating, camping and golf. The open ocean stretches off unbroken and vacant, while the elemental forces at play here - the winds
and tides, the sun and rain - excite within visitors a deep-seated resonance, a sense of belonging to this place.Long Beach Unit includes Green Point Campground, with 105 campsites situated on
a forested terrace with trail access to Long Beach. There are also nine walking trails
within the Long Beach Unit of the park.
|Broken Group Islands: The Broken Group Islands are located in Barkley Sound and are only accessible by boat. The Broken Group is known internationally
for awesome kayaking and wilderness camping enjoyed by organized adventurers seeking escape to the remote and desolate islands within the park. The Broken Islands Group offers the opportunity
for visitors to explore dozens of different sheltered coves and bays by boat. Camping is also popular in this area of the park, particularly during the peak visitation period from mid-July
|West Coast Trail:|
The West Coast Trail is located on the southern west coast of Vancouver Island.The West Coast Trail section includes a 47 mile long hiking trail that stretches across the coast from Port Renfrew to Bamfield.
The West Coast Trail is one of three components of the Pacific Rim National Parks system to protect the outstanding
natural features of this area, both terrestrial and marine. The beauty of this craggy sea stacks; dramatic rocky headlands; wide, sandy beaches and lush rainforests all intertwined with a vibrant
cultural history, are but a few special features on the West Coast Trail.The West Coast Trail is open to overnight use from May through September.