Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Rim National Park

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Park Details

Pacific Rim National Park was established in 2001, and has a total area of 126,080 acres (197 square miles, or 510 square kilometers).

Address 2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0
Phone250-726-4212
HoursOpen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Entrance FeeFree-$11 per day, depending on age
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Pacific Rim National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Pacific Rim National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Pacific Rim National Park are May, June, September & July.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visitsdata unavailable
Precipitation5603534022531521075783117365559490
Avg Temp475052576468747471605046
Max Temp566166738184888885746054
Avg Temp383840434751555654484137
Min Temp252531353944485046372924
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Pacific Rim National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Pacific Rim National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Vancouver Island & Pacific Rim5109

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Pacific Rim National Park.

NameDistance
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve99 km
Olympic National Park119 km
San Juan Island National Historical Park132 km
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve160 km
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park286 km
Mount Rainier National Park300 km
North Cascades National Park303 km
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site370 km
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area397 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Pacific Rim National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Hurricane RidgePort Angeles, WA5,500 ft46%119 km
Mount WashingtonComox-Strathcoma, BC5,216 ft52%129 km
Cypress MountainWest Vancouver North, BC4,751 ft65%142 km
Grouse MountainNorth Vancouver, BC4,100 ft42%147 km
Mount SeymourNorth Vancouver, BC4,150 ft34%156 km

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Pacific Rim National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Pacific Rim National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Vancouver International AirportYVRVancouver, BC131 km
Seattle–Tacoma International AirportSEASeattle, WA225 km
Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR376 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Pacific Rim National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Nanaimo AirportYCDNanaimo, BC81 km
Tofino / Long Beach AirportYAZTofino, BC89 km
Victoria International AirportYYJVictoria, BC98 km
William R Fairchild International AirportCLMPort Angeles, WA109 km
Texada Gillies Bay AirportYGBTexada, BC119 km
Comox Valley Airport / CFB ComoxYQQComox, BC120 km
Powell River AirportYPWPowell River, BC135 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.