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Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

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Address: 2791 Pacific Rim Hwy, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-726-4600
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

The Pacific Rim Visitor Centre offers a primary arrival and meeting...

The Pacific Rim Visitor Centre offers a primary arrival and meeting destination for those venturing to the Pacific Rim region on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Immediately following your drive over the Pacific Rim Highway (Hwy 4) from Port Alberni, you will reach our headquarters at the Junction between Ucluelet and Tofino.Our wheelchair accessible facilities offer a staffed visitor information centre, Parks Canada center, large maps of the region, secure garbage and recycling boxes, public restrooms and plentiful parking for both RV's and regular vehicles.Hours of Operation:Winter - 10 am to 5:30 pm, 5 days a week*Summmer - 9 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week**Parks Canada hours may vary

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Very kind ranger with good information.

I had made al list of walks we wanted to do in the Pacific Rim National Parc and I wanted the opinion of the ranger about the walks. He told me 2 of the walks didn't exist... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hasselt, Belgium
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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had made al list of walks we wanted to do in the Pacific Rim National Parc and I wanted the opinion of the ranger about the walks. He told me 2 of the walks didn't exist anymore, one walk was not worth our while and he added a walk that was extremely beautiful and special.

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Vancover Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

So informative with maps and info on the local area. Also washrooms after the long drive to get here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A good place to stop before Ucluelet or Tofino. Lots of information available, maps etc and National Parks have officers manning a desk there as well providing information on hiking trails.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great trails to explore and some great spots for birdwatching, very clean and very scenic. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I stopped at the visitors center in May with friends from the North. The staff at the center were friendly and informative, sharing information on trails and attractions in the area.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Learning more about the park as well as the flora and fauna lifts any visit to this area. This includes history, native people as well as wildlife.

Thank Lynne W
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

No bad, but better directions to handicap bathroom required from parking lot. Ended up having to use the stairs instead of walking over the ramp as it was not clearly marked from the parking lot at the back of the building where RVs go

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Orangeville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stopped in here to find out about the area. Lots of help, pamphlets and most importantly washrooms. Once you come out of here you can go left to Ucluelet or right to Tofino.

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B.C. Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Make this Visitor Center your first stop for Tofino/Ulcluelet information. Easy parking, attractive flower planters, a whale sculpture, & accessible bathrooms gave good first impression. Inside the center staff were ready to help with questions. There were lots of pamphlets available with info. I particularly like the 3D scale model of the Pacific Rim. It gave me a much better... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We arrived here in a panic, having realised we really did not want to trek back across the island that night, having underestimated the distances, but had nowhere to stay. Hunter rang around tons of accommodation, and got us sorted, v helpful indeed!

Thank Julia M

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