Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts

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FAQ - Camping at Green Point Campground 

  • Parks Canada continues to monitor and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations for the 2021 visitor season will open in April 2021, as opposed to January, to allow additional time to monitor the pandemic and make any necessary changes to the campsites and experiences that can be reserved for the 2021 visitor season. This will also allow visitors to make their reservations closer to the date of travel and with more information to help plan their visit.
Changes to Campground Facilities
  • Washroom buildings have a limited capacity. The maximum capacity for each building is posted outside. Please follow the guidelines on posted signage and wait outside until it is your turn to enter. Please do not linger inside the washrooms and do not bathe in the sinks or wash wetsuits, dishes or any other items in the sinks.
  • Non-medical masks or face coverings are required for everyone when visiting indoor public spaces at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve including washrooms.
  • Special Note: The flush toilets and pit toilets are only meant for waste that is biodegradable.  Please do not put any foreign objects in the toilets including: disinfectant wipes, feminine hygiene products and any other non-biodegradable items. Doing so obstructs the waste management system and results in facility closures. 
  • Cashless payment is preferred (Tap is accepted).
  • Prepare for long lines upon check-in. Peak time for checking in is between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Plan to arrive outside these times to avoid longer lines. Please note that there are safety improvement traffic delays on Highway 4 between Port Alberni and the west coast of Vancouver island. For more info
  • Clean picnic tables, bear bins, handles for the recycling/garbage, door handles, and toilet seats before and after you use them.
  • Give our staff space to do their job safely. Maintain a physical distance of at least two meters (six feet) at all times.
  • Please be kind and patient with all staff and other visitors.
What should I bring?

Please bring your own clean-trip kit, including hand sanitizer, garbage bags, masks, as well as table cloths if you plan to use a picnic table. Consider using green or environmentally friendly products. 

Is it safe to come camping?

Visitors are responsible to follow the advice of public health authorities for physical distancing and hygiene practices. Staff efforts will focus on providing an increased level of service in the campground washrooms, which will be cleaned twice daily. Please do not groom or linger in the washrooms.

Please abide by the BARE Campsite Program - You are camping in wildlife habitat. We share this landscape with wild animals that depend on it for their food and survival, including black bears, cougars and wolves. The “bare” campsite program is in place for your safety, and to keep the wildlife alive and wild. By keeping a “bare” campsite, you are playing an important part in preventing animals from becoming food-conditioned. When not in use (when sleeping, or when you leave your campsite, even to use the washroom), you must store all attractants in a hard-sided vehicle, motorhome, trailer or campground food storage locker. Please ensure you are doing your part and secure all wildlife attractants at all times. Attractants include food, stoves, dishes, toiletries, and anything else with a scent. 

Remember to be CoastSmart and Know before you go at CoastSmart.ca 

Is the Green Point campground open to out-of-province campers?

Parks Canada is not monitoring the origins of visitors at this time, however it is everyone’s responsibility to follow the advice of the health authorities in the province of British Columbia (and your home province/territory) regarding non-essential travel. And remember to practice physical distancing and safe hygiene practices.


FAQ - West Coast Trail

  • Parks Canada continues to monitor and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations for the 2021 visitor season will open in April 2021, as opposed to January, to allow additional time to monitor the pandemic and make any necessary changes to the campsites and experiences that can be reserved for the 2021 visitor season. This will also allow visitors to make their reservations closer to the date of travel and with more information to help plan their visit.
  • The West Coast Trail will be open to overnight visitors from June 4 to September 30 in 2021.
  • Reservations for the West Coast Trail backcountry experience will open on April 30, 2021 at 8 am PDT at www.reservations.pc.gc.ca or 1-877-737-3783
  • Camping at Keeha Beach, Tapaltos and all other locations in the Cape Beale region and the Nitinaht Triangle will remain closed until further notice.
  • Motorized and non-motorized vessels, including kayaks, are not permitted to land anywhere within the West Coast Trail Unit.

FAQ – Broken Group Islands

  • Parks Canada continues to monitor and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations for the 2021 visitor season will open in April 2021, as opposed to January, to allow additional time to monitor the pandemic and make any necessary changes to the campsites and experiences that can be reserved for the 2021 visitor season. This will also allow visitors to make their reservations closer to the date of travel and with more information to help plan their visit.
  • No decisions have been made yet as to what may or may not be open for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s 2021 visitor season. Parks Canada is working with First Nations and surrounding communities to reduce the possible risk of COVID-19 transmission to these communities.
  • A reservation launch date has yet to be confirmed for the Broken Group Islands.
  • Parks Canada continues to work collaboratively with local First Nations to explore visitor experience options that do not put remote communities and staff at risk of COVID-19 transmission. When and if this experience becomes available for 2021 reservations, the reservation launch date will be communicated through Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s website and social media.
  • All camping in the Broken Group Islands is prohibited for the 2020 Season.
  • At this time day use in the Broken Group Islands is permitted.
  • Secret Beach Campground, Marina and Kayak Launch, in the Toquaht Nation Treaty Settlement lands, will remain closed for the entire 2020 season. Launching for trips into the Broken Group Islands will not be possible from here. Please respect Toquaht Nation’s efforts to protect the health and safety of their employees and community.  

Visit the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve COVID-19 page for updates on park facilities and services.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has various camping options depending on the area you are visiting.

Long Beach Unit:

The national park reserve’s frontcountry option, Green Point Campground, has drive-in and walk-in sites as well as new accommodation options.

Broken Group Islands:

Backcountry camping on seven islands, accessible only by boat.

West Coast Trail:

A multi-day backcountry hike for experienced hikers with designated campsites along the route.


Prevent the spread of pests. Buy firewood where you will burn it.

Although we might not see them, invasive insects that threaten our forests can easily hide in firewood. When firewood moves, so do these pests, potentially threatening our beautiful forests.

Learn more about rules for moving firewood and how you can prevent the spread of invasive species.


 Group of friends relax by their tent

Long Beach Unit: Green Point Campground

12 km north of the Ucluelet-Tofino junction on Hwy.4, midway between Ucluelet and Tofino.

Parks Canada continues to monitor and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations for the 2021 visitor season will open in April 2021, as opposed to January, to allow additional time to monitor the pandemic and make any necessary changes to the campsites and experiences that can be reserved for the 2021 visitor season. This will also allow visitors to make their reservations closer to the date of travel and with more information to help plan their visit.

Open: May 1 – October 12, 2021.

Reservations available: 8 AM PDT April 7, 2021. 

Green Point Campground is the only campground in the spectacular Long Beach area of the national park reserve. Since Green Point Campground was established in 1962, people from all over the world have come to experience the beauty and tranquility it has to offer.

Drive-in sites

  • 94 sites
    • 6 people/site*
    • 2 tents maximum or;
      1 RV/camper and 1 tent
    • 2 vehicles per site (space permitting)
    • Maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights

*exception: 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 7 people

  • Services
    • Electrical service
    • Flush toilets
    • Showers (closed until further notice)
    • Fire-pits
    • Picnic tables
    • Sani-dump
    • Firewood available for a fee

Walk-in sites

  • 20 sites
    • 6 people/site*
    • Maximum 1 tent per site
    • No pets
    • Maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights

*exception: 2 adults with their dependent children to a maximum of 7 people

  • Services
    • Un-serviced
    • Flush toilets
    • Cold water taps
    • Fire-pits
    • Picnic tables
    • Food storage
    • Firewood available for a fee

Parks Canada oTENTik 

  • 1 site
    • Sleeping area 6 people max.
    • No pets
    • Maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights
  • Services
    • Soft sided tent on platform
    • Table and chairs
    • Flush toilets
    • Cold water taps
    • Fire-pit
    • Picnic table
    • Food storage
    • Firewood available for a fee

Group walk-in site

  • 1 site
    • 8 to 10 people
    • No pets, alcohol, or stereos
    • Maximum stay is 7 consecutive nights
  • Services
    • Un-serviced 
    • Flush toilets
    • Fire-pit
    • Picnic table
    • Firewood available for a fee

Points of interest 

Green Point Campground is located on a bluff above the beach. Take a relaxing, breezy walk on the sands of Long Beach.


Facilities and services at Green Point Campground

Potable water:

Available in campground

Garbage facilities:

Available in campground

Hook-ups:

All drive-in sites have hook ups.

Restrooms:

Flush toilets

Cooking facilities:

No cooking facilities. Fire pits provided in all sites.

Bus / motor home / trailer access:

Buses are not permitted in the Green Point Campground.

Most drive-in sites accommodate trailers/RVs but sizes and turning radii differ. Please refer to the Parks Canada Reservations Services for specific sizes of each individual site.

No access to Radar Hill, Schooner Trail, Willowbrae Trail, Florencia Bay, Bog Trail or Incinerator.

Sani-Dump:
Please use environmentally friendly chemicals in your tanks.


Note: Please be aware that, other than the oTENTik, no roofed accommodation is found in the national park reserve. Motels, lodges, resorts, bed and breakfasts and commercial campgrounds are found adjacent to the park in the villages of Tofino and Ucluelet. For more information, contact the Ucluelet and Tofino Chambers of Commerce.


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