To reach the Pacific Rim region you must first drive through a grove of towering 800-year-old Douglas fir trees. What waits for you beyond the fir arches is just as spectacular: snow-peaked mountains, glacial lakes, rainforests, rolling surf, and sandy beaches that go on for miles and miles. People come from around the word to experience the area’s fishing, whale watching, nature cruises, and diving.


Ucluelet is a tourism and fishing town on the west coast of Vancouver island. Tourists flock to Ucluelet for its legendary charter fishing for salmon, halibut, and bottom fish and for Long Beach Park, a surfing hot spot.


Tofino This beautiful oceanside village nestled at the tip of a peninsula on the rugged West Coast has much to offer visitors year-round. Surrounding areas include old growth temperate forests, magnificent sandy beaches, cresting waves (a surfer's paradise), and the famous Clayoquot Sound. Remarkable scenery, a 2000-year old aboriginal history, fishing...

Port Alberni

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Port Alberni Known as both the Gateway to the Pacific Rim and the Salmon Capital of the World, Port Alberni is also a major forestry and logging community. Located at the inland tip of a long, salt-water channel (Alberni Inlet) that extends to the Pacific Ocean, the town is a popular destination for avid sports fishermen. Nearby lakes and rivers offer some of...


Bamfield Looking for adventure? Put this unique seaside community on your list. Off the beaten track, Bamfield is a wilderness paradise offering the best in salmon and halibut fishing, whale watching, marine/wildlife viewing, and hiking trails. The world-famous West Coast Trail starts in Bamfield. (Or ends, depending on which way you hike it.) Bamfield...
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