- Distance 0.2km
- Elevation Gain 15 meters
- Camping No
Radar Hill is situated just north of Pacific Rim National Park, between the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. As the site of a historic radar station during World War II, this short, picturesque walk features the Kap'Yong Memorial - in honour of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, which served during the Korean War.
On a clear day, the 0.2 kilometre-long Radar Hill Trail offers spectacular panoramic views that are unique to the national park. Walk this family-friendly trail to enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Clayoquot Sound, Tofino Inlet and the majestic northern mountains.
The Radar Hill Trail is short, wide and wheelchair accessible. Start at the pathway from the parking lot to access this trail, then walk up the concrete route as it veers right until you arrive at a viewpoint and the Kap'Yong Memorial, which overlooks the ocean. From this point, continue on the trail as it wraps around to a high point, then walk a bit farther as it stretches to another scenic viewpoint looking southward.
To head back, simply retrace your steps down the pathway and walk in the direction of the parking lot.
How to get to Radar Hill Trail
Radar Hill is located between the northern edge of Pacific Rim National Park and the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
From Tofino: Drive south along Highway #4 and watch for signs to Radar Hill. Turn right and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.
From Ucluelet: Drive north, straight past the intersection and through Pacific Rim National Park. After leaving the park area, watch for signs to Radar Hill and turn left. Follow the road up the hill to the parking lot.