Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Rim National Park is a national park located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The park was established in 1970 to protect the unique and diverse natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the area.

The park is made up of three distinct areas: the Long Beach Unit, the Broken Group Islands Unit, and the West Coast Trail Unit. Each of these areas offers a different type of experience and activities for visitors.

The Long Beach Unit is known for its long, sandy beach and is a popular destination for surfing, beachcombing, and picnicking. The Broken Group Islands Unit is made up of a group of more than 100 small islands and is a popular destination for kayaking, boating, and wildlife viewing. The West Coast Trail Unit is a challenging backpacking trail that runs along the rugged coast of Vancouver Island and is known for its beautiful, wild landscapes and diverse plant and animal life.

In addition to its natural resources, the park is also home to several historic and cultural sites, including the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations village of Yuquot, which has been occupied by the First Nations people for thousands of years.