Pacific Rim National (Green Point)

 

Pacific Rim National Park is found on the west coast of Vancouver Island facing the mighty Pacific Ocean. The park protects 130 km of shoreline and coastal forests and consists of 3 separate units: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and The West Coast Trail. Each unit is accessed via a different route and offers a unique experience. Long Beach boasts 22 km of vast, wave-swept sandy beaches while The Broken Group Islands are a paradise for ocean kayakers. The West Coast Trail, perhaps the most famous feature of the park, is a challenging 75-km long trek through cool coastal rainforests and along the rugged shoreline and sweeping sandy beaches.

Green Point is the only full-service vehicle-accessible campground in the Pacific Rim National Park and is located in the Long Beach Unit, roughly halfway between Tofino and Ucluelet. The campground is situated on a forested terrace above Long Beach and offers 94 drive-in and 18 walk-in campsites. Visitors will have ample opportunities to walk along the endless sandy beaches, beachcomb, and explore the tidal pools filled with fascinating marine life. Windsurfing is also very popular here. In addition to beach walking, there are over 12 km of short hiking trails through the temperate rainforest, some equipped with stairs and boardwalks. The Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre located a short distance from the campground offers exhibits and displays on the natural and cultural history of Pacific Rim National Park. From late June to early September, nightly presentations are run at an indoor heated theatre at Green Point Campground. Please be advised that the Green Point campground may be full every day during the high season, and reservations are highly recommended.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping Walk-in / Wilderness Camping Group Camping - - Picnic Areas Campfires Flush Toilets - - Drinking Water - - - - Wheel Chair Accessibility Beach Managed Site / Facility Operator

Activities

- Hiking Swimming - - Canoeing / Kayaking - Wind Surfing Bicycling - - - - - Wildlife Watching - - - - -

Rating

Campsite privacy
Fun for kids
Lots of shade
Peacefulness/Quietness
Activities

Number of campsites: 112, reservable: 94, nearest town: Tofino (18 km), Ucluelet (21 km)

Additional Information

Location

The park is located just off Highway 4 between Tofino and Ucluelet.

Contact Information

Phone: (250) 726-3500
E-mail: pacrim.info@pc.gc.ca
Reservations can be made at www.pccamping.ca or by calling 1-877-737-3783 or 1-905-566-4321

Camping Information

Fees

  • Park entry fees: Adult - $7.80 per day; family (up to seven people, including 2 adults) - $19.60 per day.
  • Camping fees (Green Point campground): Drive-in sites - $23.50 per party per night; walk-in sites - $17.60 per party per night.

Operation Dates

Campground opening and closing dates: March 14 – October 12 (the park remains open to visitors year-round).

Campground dates with full fees and services: March 14 – October 12.

Campground reservable dates: May 15 – September 19.

Facilities

Vehicle Accessible Camping

Vehicle Accessible Camping

There are 94 drive-in campsites at the Green Point campground.

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

Walk-in / Wilderness Camping

There are 18 walk-in campsites at Green Point campground.

Group Camping

Group Camping

A walk-in camping area is available for a group of up to 24 people. The group campsite may be reserved by faxing a request to 250-726-4270. Group campsite fee: $5.80 per person per night.

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are allowed at drive-in and group campsites only. No fires are allowed at walk-in sites at Green Point campground. Firewood may be purchased at the campground for a fee of $6.80 per bundle.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Some facilities at this park are wheelchair-accessible.

Activities

Hiking

Hiking

In addition of walking on 22 km of sandy beach, visitors to the Long Beach Unit can enjoy 9 short and easy hiking trails leading through the coastal rainforest.

Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing / Kayaking

Ocean kayaking is possible at this park.

Wind Surfing

Wind Surfing

There are excellent opportunities for windsurfing.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Cycling is allowed on Long Beach.

Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching

There are opportunities to beachcomb, as well as observe marine mammals such as seals, sea lions, and whales, who occasionally visit the waters near the shore.

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