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Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

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Address: 2791 Pacific Rim Hwy, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
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+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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Great way to discover where to go, what to do in the Ucluelet/Torino area. Staff there were very well researched in all aspects of the area, from where to stay, where to visit... read more

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St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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19 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to discover where to go, what to do in the Ucluelet/Torino area. Staff there were very well researched in all aspects of the area, from where to stay, where to visit, where not to visit. Gave us a lot of information and map to make our journey a lot easier

Thank GMUNY55
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visitors Centre has helpful staff, but if you are hiking the West Coast trail, better book years ahead.

Thank Bill A
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The visitor center has some excellent maps for hiking trails and info about the local wildlife and what to do if you encounter a wolf or bear. Definitely worth stopping for 10-ish minutes before heading to Ucluelet or Tofino to learn the info and make the overall visit to the area that much more enjoyable.

Thank Vanman68
Comox Valley, Canada
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112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 767 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pacific Rim Visitor Centre is easy to find: end of the highway at the Tofino-Ucluelet split. If you want info on the park, see the Ranger on the left desk, but if you want info on the towns, see a greeters on the right. There's also a small gift shop on site and clean washroom facilities. Worth the visit.

1 Thank Paulshappy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was helpful and the visitor center itself had lots of interesting material. Plus the washrooms are open 24/7 and you can park in the lot and grab some sleep without being hassled.

1 Thank Sher M
Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Helpful staff providing everything we needed to make the most of our visit to one of the most beautiful places in Canada. From accommodations to trail maps to park passes, this is the place to begin your experience.

1 Thank Brian S
Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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.

Thank traveladdict3500
Vancover Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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.

Thank harleydon13
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nan90
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

Thank Staffsmartin

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