Pacific Rim National Park named one of Canada’s ‘most epic’ camp destinations

Pacific Rim National Park named one of Canada's 'most epic' camp destinations
Pacific Rim National Park is seen in this file photo.

The results are in and a destination on Vancouver Island’s west coast just scored silver in the race for Canada’s “most epic” camp destination, according to Scouts Canada.

The organization says it surveyed 46,704 of its members to gauge their thoughts on camping to form a top five list in time for summer.

While Alberta’s Jasper National Parked claimed the top spot, raking in 39.5 per cent of the votes, B.C.’s Pacific Rim National Park Reserve got second place with 34.6 per cent support.

Home to the Nuu-chah-nulth people, coastal Pacific Rim Park is “a place of wandering beaches, stunning natural beauty and vivid cultural history,” according to Tourism Tofino.

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It says the 511-kilometre-squared park is known for its rugged coasts, temperate rainforests and three separate regions of Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands and the West Coast Trail.

Each region offers camping but reservations are required, Parks Canada says.

Tourists and locals alike from nearby Tofino and Ucluelet can utilize a new 25-kilometre multi-use pathway through Pacific Rim Park called ʔapsčiik t̓ašii, which was completed earlier this year in partnership with the Yuulu?il?ath and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations.

Also on Scouts Canada’s “most epic” list, Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and Labrador and Fundy National Park in New Brunswick scored 32.9 per cent, 27.3 per cent and 22.5 per cent, respectively.

Scouts Canada offers programs to people between the ages of 5 and 26.


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