About Our Region

Long Beach Nature Tours would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate, the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We would like to extend that respect to the Ahousaht, Hesquiaht to the north and the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, Huu-ay-aht to the south and all the First Nations of the region.

Tofino (Načiks) & Ucluelet (Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ)

Located at the western edge of Vancouver Island where the open ocean of the North Pacific meets the rugged coastline, filled with diverse wildlife, temperate rainforest and some of the most dramatic landscapes on the island. Tofino & Ucluelet are quaint villages consisting each of just under 2000 people making it the perfect place to get away from it all. There’s an energy here, something you can’t quite shake once you’ve experienced it.

Tofino & Ucluelet are internationally known for the stunning beaches and hiking trails of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the gateway to the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve - a region cherished for its profound biodiversity and environmental culture. Defined by its surf culture, First Nations roots and remote beauty, it serves as a major seaside resort destination. Visitors can pick their level of adventure, from coastal camping to rented beach homes to luxurious five star properties.

Pacific Ring National Park, places to explore in Tofino

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Home to the Nuu-chah-nulth people, the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a place of wandering beaches, stunning natural beauty and vivid cultural history. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a 511 km² park located in British Columbia, Canada, which comprises three separate regions: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. It represents the Pacific Coast Mountains landscape which is characterized by rugged coasts and temperate rainforests. The Long Beach Unit offers many hiking trails through rainforests and beaches. You can spend days exploring the trails or the seemingly endless sandy beaches. With sand between your toes and the smell of moss and ferns below towering trees - a trip to the national park reserve is a must when visiting Tofino and Ucluelet. Visit the Parks Canada website to learn more.

Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

The Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve is situated in Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia. A diverse range of ecosystems exist within the biosphere reserve boundaries, including temperate coastal rainforest, ocean and rocky coastal shores. Nine of the large forested valleys remain untouched by logging or other industrial development. The area’s temperate rainforest, lakes, rivers and alpine peaks provide habitats for a vast array of species, a significant number of which are endangered or rare. Given that development is increasingly resulting in the fragmentation of forest and alpine ecosystems and loss of biodiversity in coastal rainforests, this biosphere reserve provides a welcome refuge and centre for the natural dispersion and re-establishment of species. Visit the UNESCO website to learn more.

Explore the Tofino & Ucluelet Trail Guide

Nestled in the far western edge of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is one of the most distinctive coastal parks in Canada. Hiking here is wonderful and accessible for everyone. Experience breathtaking views of Pacific Rim on any number of trails. Explore the Trail Guide to find the trail that's right for you.

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