Parks Canada has issued a high to extreme wave hazard advisory, warning the public to use extra caution on beaches, shorelines and coastal waters in and around the national park reserve beginning on Saturday, October 6th to Friday, October 12th.
During this time period, high tides reaching up to 3.8 metres will be occurring mid-day. On October 6th and October 9th ocean swell is predicted to compound the tide hazard. These conditions could result in flooded beaches, floating logs, large waves breaking high up on shore and extremely hazardous surf conditions. The most dangerous period of the day is likely to be at high tide from mid-morning to mid- afternoon.
Depending of the severity of the flooding seas, select beach parking lots and beach areas in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve may be temporarily closed to protect visitor safety.
- Please respect all temporary closures and follow directions on any associated postings.
Park visitors interested in viewing large waves are advised to use the following safer locations:
- Kwisitis Visitor Centre’s Observation Deck at Wickaninnish Beach
- Florencia Bay Lookout
For more information on how to safely enjoy the park during the Thanksgiving weekend visit CoastSmart.ca