Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino

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Explore flourishing temperate rainforests and weatherbeaten coastlines at Pacific Rim National Park, a protected area consisting of three main zones. Wander on Long Beach, named after to its 16 km (10 mi) expanse of sand, or hike trails running though the rainforest regions of the park. Only accessible by boat, the park also includes hundreds of small islands and islets. Truly adventurous explorers might want to tackle the 75 km (47 mi) West Coast Trail, traversing all types of terrain and taking between five and seven days. With our world travel planner, Tofino attractions like Pacific Rim National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • One of the many fantastic parks in Canada, this is still relatively quiet. A beautiful country with friendly people!
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  • Hate saying this but everyone should experience this west coast treasure at some point. Long beaches, surf, fresh air and lots to do.  more »
  • We did a few of the board walks through the woods and onto the beaches. They were all very easy to follow and manageable. Beautiful woodlands and beach views. Highly recommended.  more »

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Many options cluster around the township itself, in the island's north, with those near the beach or the town's marina usually proving the most popular. If the town feels too touristy, look farther south--you can find plenty of small hotels, guesthouses, and private holiday rentals along the coast, just off the Pacific Rim Highway. Make sure you reserve your accommodations in advance if planning to visit between June and September, the height of the season.
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