Pacific Rim

Vancouver Island's pristine west coast

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Vancouver Island’s west coast is famously wild.

On the churning Pacific coastline of British Columbia, the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve features the sandy beaches of the national park’s Long Beach Unit, over 100 sheltered islets of the Broken Group Islands popular for kayaking expeditions, and the 75-kilometre multi-day West Coast Trail. Tofino and Ucluelet are popular destinations, particularly for surfing, whale watching, and beach explorations.

Vancouver Island's Pacific Rim

The surf town of Tofino and rugged Ucluelet can be reached via Highway 4 across Vancouver Island. Port Alberni is a central hub for exploring the island, and it’s a town rich in culture and heritage.

Culinary Tofino

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Surfing in Tofino | Destination Canada/Brian Caissie

The Pacific Rim region is known for its ancient rainforest, abundant marine life, and ferocious winter squalls. It’s where the storm-watching trend originated. Tofino is a popular place to learn how to surf, and it has become a culinary destination for its fresh-off-the-boat seafood.

Floatplanes in Tofino | iStockphoto.com

Experience Providers in the Pacific Rim

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Pacific Rim National Park

Parks & Wilderness Areas, Storm Watching

Tofino

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Fishers Island Adventures

Fishing

Courtenay

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Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre

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Port Alberni

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Gold River Visitor Centre

Visitor Centres

Gold River

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Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing

Fishing

Tofino

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Taylor Arm Provincial Park

Parks & Wilderness Areas

Port Alberni

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