Pacific Rim

Next to Victoria and the South Island, the Pacific Rim is the most popular region for visitors on Vancouver Island. And it’s no wonder with its picturesque sandy beaches, old growth rain forests, and resorts.

The journey to the Pacific Rim twists and turns with lakes on the right, rivers on the left, and mountains surrounding your every viewpoint before dropping into the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

The highly-acclaimed tourist destination of Tofino on the far west coast of Canada awaits at the road’s end.

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Whether you are an active or a relaxed traveler, the Pacific Rim is an outdoorsy vacationer’s paradise.

Take that long-awaited Tofino surfing lesson with friends and family, go for a hike in an ancient rain forest, or take off your shoes and beach comb along the waters’ edge.

Water taxi over to the botanitcal floating gardens or kayak to Mears Island and stroll through a magnificent old growth cedar forest. If you keep your eyes open you’ll even see remnants of the First Nations people who settled here generations ago.

Go on an early morning bear or whale watching excursion and view animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy hot springs, spas, and deep sea fishing, or simply relax in the comfort of your accommodation with a good book listening to the waves roll in.

If you are looking for a deal, visit during the non-summer months known as “storm watching” season.  Go out on the beach and watch mother nature’s mighty power as the waves violently pound against the rocks. It is spectacular!

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