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Radar Hill

2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-3500
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Good for those who can't hike through rough trails and history buffs.

This hike is relatively smooth and wheelchair accessible to a relatively high viewpoint above the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
Short Walk

This a very short walk up to a viewpoint. The view was nice, but compared to some of the other... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Burnaby, Canada
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During WWII and The Cold War, Radar Hill was a part of the line of radar installations across the U.S. And Canada, watching for threats of long-range bombers. Radar Hill has a few rare lookout points over Pacific Rim's vast temperate rainforest. A gorgeous place to take in the view, the sweet breeze rolling in from the forest, all while cuddled up gazing over the horizon.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average37%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
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2040 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-726-3500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is relatively smooth and wheelchair accessible to a relatively high viewpoint above the forests for a beautiful view and a nice memorial to Canadians who fought in the Korean War. There is also an explanation of Radar Hill's significance before the Cold War....More

Thank Canucksontheloose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a very short walk up to a viewpoint. The view was nice, but compared to some of the other views that can be found in Pacific Rim, this was not the most memorable. If you are trying to choose between hikes, we'd recommend doing...More

Thank Caribby96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice easy trail to the top, 2-3 overlook areas that give you a feel for the area. Most anyone could access the lookouts. Heard a bear "huffing" near by when we were at the top, fun experience.

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made A very nice quick stop at this former cold war radar site ,very easy to get to,and some great history reading,a view that is well worth the trek,cheers

2  Thank daniel f
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Quiet lookout to admire the landscape. Veteran's monument at summit. Free parking on site. Easy access. Wheel chair accessible but steep hill.

Thank Takeacab
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I'm sure this was great back in the day when the trees were mowed down at the top of the hill...there's a bit of a view left and although it's nice and you should visit the place once in your life i wouldn't get to...More

1  Thank ryanv861
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Kind of a nice view but you get that everywhere in this area Not sure if maybe the trees have grown and it isnt as good as it used to be but I'd pass

Thank k0sm056
Reviewed 1 May 2017

There are several websites that have complete instructions on how to get there safely - read them and you'll get there and back safely! It took us 1 hour to get there and only 45 min to get back, because we were able to avoid...More

Thank 4kidsin4years
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The road was evidently rebuilt in ~2016 and very nice to get up to the parking area. From there, it's a short walk on the trail to the viewing points but the views themselves were surprisingly unremarkable. We were in Tofino for 4 nights and...More

Thank masivp
Reviewed 19 March 2017

You can see the views looking toward Tofino here and toward Ucluelet. A great spot to take photos and you are able to drive to the top so it is not as challenging to access as some mountain views.

Thank bmcOntario
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