Explore the secrets of the Coastal Temperate Rainforest

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On this 3 hour tour, you will be introduced to the unique interactions between land and sea. A relaxing walk through the old growth forest will lead you to sandy beaches, where tide pool exploration offers a glimpse into the constant battle for survival experienced in this rugged marine environment.


Join our Parks Canada certified guides to learn more about the wildlife of the Pacific Rim as well as the abundance of edible and medicinal plants found in these remote reaches of Vancouver Island’s coastal rainforest. This is one of our most popular walks for first time visitors or those of you returning to the coast and wanting a greater insight.

The activity level for this tour is recommended for the Novice hikerand is for someone who wanting an educational and leisurely nature walk. Most of the hiking is relatively easy beach walking and well maintained wooden boardwalks.

All of our tours are private which means that our rates are listed on a per person basis.

1 Guest: $220.00

2 Guests: $110.00

3 Guests: $100.00

4-5 Guests: $75.00

6-7 Guests: $65.00

8-9 Guests: $60.00

10 Guests: $55.00

  • Offered: all year round
  • Distance: 3km
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Elevation Loss/Gain: 1-10 meters
  • Quality of Trails: boardwalk/maintained path
  • Physical Requirements: minimal
  • Meeting Location: You will meet your guide at the trailhead in Pacific Rim National Park. Specific trail locations will be discussed with an LBNT representative during the booking process.
  • Local wilderness guide
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Lightweight hiking shoes
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide


“On the western edge of Vancouver Island, Long Beach is the most northern and most visited of three park units, a 34,800-acre chunk of beach-fronted coastal temperate rain forest, and a core protected area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The shoreline stretches roughly between the town of Tofino in the north and Ucluelet in the south.