Pacific Rim Visitor Centre
Pacific Rim Visitor Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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, a Parks Canada center, large maps of the region, public WiFi, secure garbage and recycling boxes, public restrooms, and plentiful parking for both RV's and regular vehicles. We will be closed early on December 31st at 3pm and closed all day January 1st and 2nd.
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PBPG
Yorkshire, UK6,010 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
As always a great place to stop at when getting into an area for the first time. Very friendly and helpful and gave us some great ideas for what to do, and where and when to pay for the national Park. It is also surrounded by some fantastic trees.
Written May 17, 2023
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lesley d
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A very helpful young lady assisted us and helped us with the trails that we wanted to explore and had the brochures and trail maps that we needed.
Written November 5, 2022
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Matt M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Worth dropping in to pick up a souvenir or just get information about the area from the friendly staff.
Written September 12, 2022
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spud0018
Mississauga, Canada812 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Good quick stop to pick up maps of the area, get park passes and get information on current conditions. Helpful knowledgeable staff. Decent washroom facilities available as well.
Written August 2, 2022
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DisneyDarwin
Spring, TX1,178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Nice small garden, a few interesting facts and displays outside and inside, a few trinkets, and very helpful staff. Don't expect more, but it makes a nice little stop.
Written June 20, 2022
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coasttraveller
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Modest centre, but Parks staff were excellent at helping visitors and giving personalized information about the area based on visitors' plans for their vacation. Not much in the way of merchandise, but some gifts if you're looking for a souvenir. Good stop if you need info before heading into town.
Written October 6, 2021
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Coastalailor52
Courtenay, BC4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Good way to learn about the area. So many things to see and enjoy. All kinds of wild experiences and lovely holes in the wall.
Written June 10, 2021
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somegalfromcan
Victoria, Canada189 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
According to both their website and the sign on the door, they open at 10AM. When I arrived at 10:30AM they had put a note on the door saying they would not be opening until 11. I bought my parks pass elsewhere.
Written October 25, 2020
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Hi somegalfromcan, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Though we operate in the shoulder-season with limited staff, we do our best to be available during posted opening hours. However, sometimes that is not possible, and under those circumstances we do our best to post any unexpected short-notice closures to the doors. We are happy to hear you were able to pick up a Parks Pass elsewhere, and hope you had a lovely visit to the West Coast!
Written October 27, 2020
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BCFOAPREZ
Maple Ridge, Canada27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Good place for lots of information about this wonderful area. Be sure to see both Tofino and Ucluelet.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the area! Hope to see you again on the West Coast.
Written March 20, 2020
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Line B
Hinton, Canada225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I'm glad I stopped in the centre for some info and use the restroom after a long drive. I recommend stopping in to find out what there is to do in this area. I was only planning a day and ended up staying a couple of days to experience Pacific Rim N.P., Uclulelet and area fully. What a gorgeous place. Tofino.... not so much. lots of derilict buildings, lots of homeless people sleeping on benches, drinking and shooting up in full day light. seriously doubting very much I will ever return to Tofino but Ucleulet and Pacific Rim are on my return list.
Written December 1, 2019
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Hi Line B, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our area, and are looking at revisiting in the future. And very sorry to hear you did not have a good experience in Tofino. We love our region and hope on your future visits you have a more positive experience in our neighbour to the north. Thanks again!
Written March 20, 2020
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PACIFIC RIM VISITOR CENTRE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Pacific Rim Visitor Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.