Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach & Broken Group Islands
View of Broken Group Islands
The Pacific Rim National Park/Long Beach is comprised of three distinct units. The 1st unit, Long Beach stretches from Ucluelet to Tofino. There are many beaches making up Long Beach. Enjoy Wickinninnish Beach, Combers Beach, Half Moon Bay, Florencia Bay and of course, the most famous – Long Beach. There are also some gorgeous hiking trails – such as the Bog Trail and the Rainforest Trail and lots more.
The 2nd unit, the Broken Islands Group in Barkley Sound are only accessible by boat from Ucluelet. The islands are an amazing archipelago of over 100 islands and islets. The remote area of the islands allows one to view the prestine wilderness, unforgettable coves/beaches,clear waters and wildlife. This is a MUST while in Ucluelet! Many tours depart from Ucluelet daily by zodiac/boat/yacht/sailboat/kayak. See the whale watching links on our whale watching page to contact companies that will offer you an enjoyable trip!
The 3rd unit, the West Coast Trail is not easily accessible from Ucluelet. Permission must be granted to hike in this area. Pacific Rim National Park.
Wickinninnish Beach is home to the Wickinninnish Interpretive Centre and restaurant – just 15 minutes from town, just inside the National Park.
Long Beach is located 10 minute drive from Ucluelet and is actually located BETWEEN Ucluelet and Tofino (not in Tofino, as many people think.)
SURF, SWIM, BEACHCOMB, ROAST MARSHMELLOWS, HIKE