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The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is urging visitors to stay on designated trails after a hiker became injured in an unsanctioned area last week. (Westerly file photo)

Injured hiker rescued in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

“Safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

 

Meaghen McCord cradles a smoothhound shark (Mustelus mustelus). McCord achieved a Masters Degree in Fisheries Science, where she specialized in the stock assessment and fishery management of commercially fished sharks in South Africa. (Submitted photo)

B.C. marine ecologist wants Canada to sink its teeth into shark protection

Gulf Islands scientist says top predator under shocking threat from human behaviour

 

Areas along the West Coast Trail, Broken Island Groups and Long Beach Unit will remain closed to public for overnight camping in 2020. (Photo: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve/Facebook)

West Coast Trail to remain closed to overnight camping for rest of the year

Broken Islands and Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve also off limits

 

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is welcoming visitors back to limited spots at Green Point Campground. (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Facebook)

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve announces limited camping opportunities

Existing reservation holders will get first dibs.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is welcoming visitors back to limited spots at Green Point Campground. (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve Facebook)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve reopened to visitors on June 4. (Westerly file photo)

Ty-Histanis resident frustrated by Pacific Rim National Park Reserve reopening

“To see tourists walking through the community is definitely pretty upsetting,” said Hjalmer Wenstob

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve reopened to visitors on June 4. (Westerly file photo)
Banff National Park. (The Canadian Press)

National parks to open campgrounds for existing reservations next week

All national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas were closed at the end of March

Banff National Park. (The Canadian Press)
This wolf was spotted stretching out by a trail cam set up within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve issues wolf advisory

Frequent sightings reported around Long Beach area.

This wolf was spotted stretching out by a trail cam set up within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (Photo - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve)
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s famed Long Beach, between Tofino and Ucluelet, is expected to partially reopen on June 4. (Westerly file photo)

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve plans limited reopening on June 4

The Park Reserve shut down on March 18 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s famed Long Beach, between Tofino and Ucluelet, is expected to partially reopen on June 4. (Westerly file photo)
A view of the West Coast Trail near Nitinat Lake. (David Enstrom/Wikipedia Commons)

West Coast Trail to remain closed for now

Federal government won’t open world-famous trek until its First Nations are ready for visitors

A view of the West Coast Trail near Nitinat Lake. (David Enstrom/Wikipedia Commons)
Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Twenty-nine of Canada’s 48 national parks to reopen to day-use visitors June 1

All national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas have been closed for weeks

Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A collection of new artifacts from the wreck of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus, is seen at Parks Canada Conservation Laboratories in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Artifacts include a hairbrush, handle of a stamp for a seal, clothes brush, comb, piece of sealing wax, chain, toothbrush and paintbrush. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Thumbprint, hairbrush: Franklin wreck in Nunavut waters reveals sailors’ lives

In 2019, the Parks Canada team produced extraordinary images of the HMS Terror

A collection of new artifacts from the wreck of the Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus, is seen at Parks Canada Conservation Laboratories in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Artifacts include a hairbrush, handle of a stamp for a seal, clothes brush, comb, piece of sealing wax, chain, toothbrush and paintbrush. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is looking into adding new visitor kiosks on the highway between Tofino and Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve looking into drive-thru visitor kiosks on highway

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, Ucluelet First Nation, Tofino and Ucluelet to be consulted.

The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is looking into adding new visitor kiosks on the highway between Tofino and Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)
Can you dig it? BMX rider and trail builder Dylan King jumps Ucluelet’s new BMX park on a beautiful autumn day. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Vancouver Island’s West Coast going wild about cycling

Ongoing project will tie Tofino and Ucluelet together with a paved cycling trail

Can you dig it? BMX rider and trail builder Dylan King jumps Ucluelet’s new BMX park on a beautiful autumn day. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
GOLDEN OLIN: Tofino surfer Sanoa Dempfle-Olin gets carried out of the surf by teammates Jasmine Porter and Keanna Hasz after winning the U18 girls division of the 2019 Rip Curl Nationals. Sanoa, 13, also took second place in the U16 girls and claimed bronze in the open women’s shortboard. Her older sister Mathea won gold in the U16 and placed fourth in the open women’s shortboard. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
GOLDEN OLIN: Tofino surfer Sanoa Dempfle-Olin gets carried out of the surf by teammates Jasmine Porter and Keanna Hasz after winning the U18 girls division of the 2019 Rip Curl Nationals. Sanoa, 13, also took second place in the U16 girls and claimed bronze in the open women’s shortboard. Her older sister Mathea won gold in the U16 and placed fourth in the open women’s shortboard. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Canada’s best surfers riding Tofino waves

Canada’s best surfers riding Tofino waves

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve hosts Rip Curl Nationals next month

Canada’s best surfers riding Tofino waves
What the Teaching Building looked like at Tod Inlet last week, covered in snow. It is still capsized upside down. (Sarah Verstegen)

MacGyver–style rescue mission for capsized SeaChange building planned

The Teaching House at Tod Inlet in Gowlland Tod park is currently upside down in the water

What the Teaching Building looked like at Tod Inlet last week, covered in snow. It is still capsized upside down. (Sarah Verstegen)
A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Extreme Wave Advisory issued for Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

A West Coast resident watches a giant wave crash down from a safe viewing platform on Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Campers can now put on more thing on their supply list: cannabis. Parks Canada says cannabis will be allowed on national campgrounds. (Pexels)

Parks Canada says cannabis use is allowed on campgrounds

Smoking and camping will be allowed at national parks across the country

Campers can now put on more thing on their supply list: cannabis. Parks Canada says cannabis will be allowed on national campgrounds. (Pexels)
Research vessel RV David Thompson will make its maiden voyage to Alaska from Victoria. (Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS)

Canadian research vessel to explore 19th Century shipwrecks

Commissioned this week in Victoria, the RV David Thompson is Parks Canada’s newest vessel

Research vessel RV David Thompson will make its maiden voyage to Alaska from Victoria. (Anna James/VICTORIA NEWS)