Bird Watching



The west coast of Vancouver Island offers a variety of ecosystems that provide critical habitat for migrating shorebirds, waterfowl, forest songbirds, raptors and pelagic seabirds. Pacific Rim provides a stopover site for globally significant numbers of shorebirds, many migrating between South America and the Arctic. This tour is designed as an introduction for the beginner to intermediate bird enthusiasts.


  • Discover the rainforest of Pacific Rim National Park
  • Learn bird vocalizations and identification with your expert naturalist
  • Sharing stories and showing you places less travelled




1 person: $200group of 2: $200group of 3: $250group of 4: $300group of 5: $350group of 6: $400group of 7: $450group of 8: $500group of 9: $550group of 10: $600 Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

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Where Do We Meet You will rendezvous with your guide at Storm Light Outfitters if you are staying in Tofino and drive to the National Park together. If you are staying in Ucluelet, you will rendezvous with your guide at the trailhead. These details will be discussed during the booking process. Locations vary depending on time of year. Start Times 7:00am (Saturday & Sunday only)

Duration: 3 hours Walking Distance: 4 km (2.4 miles) Type: Nature Walk/Private/Specialty Tour/Birdwatching Location: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit Terrain: Sandy beach, wooden boardwalk, gravel trail Group Size: 1-10 people Season: Spring & Fall

Introductory To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the terrain and length of the trip. If your tour is graded introductory, no previous hiking experience is required and you can expect 2-4 hours of physical activity. These walks utilize well formed trails, boardwalks, beaches and in general are up to half day in duration. For you to be able to really enjoy this trip we recommend that you are to walk comfortably for a few hours at a time (with breaks included). Suitable for all ages.

A professional and knowledgeable bird specialist guide Spotting Scope Use of hiking poles (upon request) Transportation for groups of 1-4 people (upon request) National Park Entry Fee

Transportation for groups of 5+ people (available for additional cost) Water (1 litre recommended) Gratuity for your guide

We recommend you wear comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor exercise and close-toed shoes suitable for hiking. It's always a good idea to bring a waterproof jacket or an additional layer such as a warm sweater as coastal weather can change quickly - even on sunny days! It's also a good idea to pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a snack, camera and binoculars! We ask that you please bring your own reusable water bottle - we're working to reduce plastic waste. Did you know that Tofino has some of the cleanest and freshest tap water in the world? Our fresh water supply comes from Colnett Mountain on the beautiful Meares Island. If you don't have a bottle of your own; Reusable Bottles are available for purchase at our Storm Light Outfitter's Booking Office along with a variety of outdoor gear.

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