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Radar Hill

2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-3500
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Good place for the drive-in "hiker"

This is a very good place for people who want or have to take their car to sightseeing spots. From... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dundr2015
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Victoria, Canada
Great views

Short walk up to the top of the hill and great views on a nice day. Has a nice memorial as well at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Claire P
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Long Island, New York
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During WWII and The Cold War, Radar Hill was a part of the line of radar installations across the U.S. And Canada, watching for threats of long-range bombers. Radar Hill has a few rare lookout points over Pacific Rim's vast temperate rainforest. A gorgeous place to take in the view, the sweet breeze rolling in from the forest, all while cuddled up gazing over the horizon.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average38%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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“cold war” (16 reviews)
“korean war” (10 reviews)
“war memorial” (6 reviews)
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2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very good place for people who want or have to take their car to sightseeing spots. From the parking lot it is only a very short walk to the top of the hill which provides a beautiful panoramic view of the area....More

Thank dundr2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Short walk up to the top of the hill and great views on a nice day. Has a nice memorial as well at the top. Right off the main road, so it's an easy stop when driving to or from Tofino.

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, when we stopped at Radar Hill it was quite foggy so we couldn't see the fabulous views clearly. It is definitely worth a stop though, especially on a clear day. There are good, well maintained paths up to the top that would be very...More

Thank karen h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Limited parking but nice uphill trek to the lookouts. Great history to be learnt. Foggy days nothing to see but lovely on a clear day.

Thank Desharlyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe at one time the views were better, but currently the trees have grown and there is not much of a view. We were there on a foggy day which didn't help either. The walk to the memorial is easy and short. I understand there...More

Thank cyndywill8
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Fairly moderate trail leaving to wild beaches. Such an adventure and love the history behind this route.

Thank ashley s
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The only things left are the cement foundations. I must have missed something however, the trail was great to the ocean.

Thank nina k
Reviewed 1 August 2017

It's an easy walk up to the top of the hill, about 100m. There are a couple of vantage points where you can look back over at Tofino and also across Long beach. The site of a cold war radar station and a monument to...More

Thank RussShaw
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Went up just for a walk in the rain. Wasn't expecting a 1 km walk up and down a hill, the path is well marked I think, don't know what the other review is saying because there is a massive billboard telling you about it....More

Thank rabby123
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Radar Hill is the former site of a cold war radar installation. There is very little of the original station but there is a monument and some spectacular views out to the Pacific Ocean. And the climb is not bad getting up there.

Thank Joe W
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