A Local Must-See During Your Black Rock Resort Getaway
Edged by the Insular Mountain Range of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Rim National Park is one of Canada’s natural and cultural treasures. From the majestic coastal mountains to the lush ancient rainforest to the rugged Pacific Coast, Pacific Rim National Park offers a myriad of natural beauty, diverse landscapes, dynamic history and adventure that captivates your spirit. Encompassing 317 square miles of land and sea on the south-west coast of Vancouver Island on the outskirts of Ucluelet, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is made up of three separate regions – Long Beach, Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail – where natural wonders are woven with the legacy of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.
Vancouver Island Hotel on the Edge of Pacific Rim National Park
Sitting on a rocky headland on Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is a captivating destination 2 miles from the wild majesty of Pacific Rim National Park. With breathtaking views of the ocean and rainforest, Black Rock offers nature lovers a front row seat Vancouver Island’s stunning west coast. Enjoy spacious suites with balconies and fireplaces, ocean facing hot tubs, a fitness room and delectable West Coast cuisine at Fetch Restaurant and Float Lounge. Rejuvenate your senses at Drift Spa, enjoy wine tasting in the Wine Cellar, and host celebrations and events in the elegant Rainforest Ballroom. Escape to Black Rock Oceanfront Resort – set in nature, designed for comfort.
Explore Pacific Rim National Park
Explore the magnificent seashore with miles of winding coastal trails and pristine sandy beaches. Feel sand between your toes, see eagles soaring overhead and marvel at the ocean stretching to the horizon. Ramble over headlands, gaze at life in the tidepools, and watch the fury of the sea against the rocks. Experience a vast rainforest of twisted trees, vivid green moss hanging from towering Sitka spruce, and arching ferns. Pacific Rim offers an abundance of marine and land activities, including fishing, birding, hiking, cycling, kayaking, and whale watching. Take a voyage to the Broken Group Islands, hike through rainforests and long scenic beaches, and bike along the Pacific Rim Highway.
Pacific Rim National Park Regions
Long Beach Unit
Stretching the coast from Tofino to Ucluelet, the Long Beach Region is a magical destination for outdoor adventures – from fishing to kayaking to whale watching. The area features the sands of Long Beach, 7.5 miles of trails that run through the shoreline, intertidal areas, bogs and temperate rainforest, Green Point, Florencia and Wreck Beach, Wickaninnish Beach and Wickaninnish Beach Interpretive Centre with a theatre and exhibits on native wildlife, plants, culture, and history.
Broken Group Islands Unit
An archipelago of over a hundred islands and rocks throughout Barkley Sound, Broken Group Islands is a boating and kayaking paradise. Explore dozens of waterways, channels, sheltered coves and bays that reveal breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Accessible only by boat, this fantastic destination is a haven for boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing and whale, seal and sea lion watching. Enjoy guided tours and activities for boundless adventure.
West Coast Trail
The 47-mile West Coast Trail follows the southwest coast of Vancouver Island from Port Renfrew to Bamfield. Named the best hike in the world by BestHike.com, the rugged trail winds through a challenging terrain of sandy and rocky beaches, rainforest, bogs, deep mud, high ladders, surge channels and headlands, where cliffs descend into the sea. Hikers pass old growth trees, tall waterfalls, streams and exposed shelf and boulders. Hikers enjoy stunning views of Pacific Ocean, Olympic Peninsula and Carmanah Lighthouse. To cross rivers and streams, hikers ride cable cars, trek over fallen logs or pass by boat. Access sections of the trail by the trail bus, water taxi and float plane.