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.
The surf towns 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.
The Pacific Rim coastline of BC is breathtaking, but don’t let it take your breath away permanently. Understand the hazards of our wildly beautiful beaches and trails with these safety tips.Become CoastSmart
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Nature & Wildlife
Tofino, on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, is popular for sandy beaches, surfing, and hot springs.
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Things To Do
Suggested winter hikes on Vancouver Island, and tips on how to do them safely.
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