Ucluelet

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Ucluelet featuring a sunset, a bay or harbour and mountains

Take a waterfall shower and wander through thick rainforest before hiking down the rocky coastline near this charming town.

Ucluelet has a small harbor with forests and beaches along its pristine coastline. The rainforests, waterfalls and rivers of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve lie just outside town, while the main draw within city limits is the Wild Pacific Trail. Ucluelet’s location on the Pacific Ocean makes it ideal for surfers and kayakers.

Many adventurers use the scenic town as a base for exploring the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, which covers 123,000 acres (50,000 hectares) of diverse terrain surrounding Ucluelet. Visit the three sections of this enormous park: Long Beach, Broken Group Islands and West Coast Trail. Explore bogs, forests and rivers to find waterfalls and colorful rocks.

Back in the town itself, the Wild Pacific Trail is the main attraction. The 5.5-mile (8.8-kilometer) trail provides an epic journey along pebble beaches, dramatic coastline and rainforest. See the Amphitrite Lighthouse with a backdrop of violent waves crashing against the cliffs. Learn about First Nations people who have lived on this land for thousands of years.

Take advantage of the wild waves for surfing. Try surf kayaking, with proficient paddlers taking on the more violent waves. Join a guided kayaking adventure tour in a calmer section and paddle your way through the culture and history of Ucluelet Harbor.

Look for seals, sea lions and whales in the distance. For a closer look at the wildlife, visit the Ucluelet Aquarium. The complex gathers a collection of local marine creatures. See bizarre jellyfish, sea cucumbers and octopuses.

Summer months are pleasant, while winters are mild and rainy but remain popular among storm watchers. The city’s name is pronounced “Yew-kloo-let” and means “Safe Harbor” in the Nuu-chah-nulth language.

Fly from Vancouver to Tofino Airport, 15.5 miles (25 kilometers) north of Ucluelet. The city is located in the west corner of Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.

This charming port town of Ucluelet has become a popular destination for walkers and nature lovers.

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
3.5 out of 5
1971 Harbour Crescent, Ucluelet, BC
The price is CA $206 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
Offering direct access to the beach, this Ucluelet hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ucluelet Big Beach, Wild Pacific Trail, and Little Beach. Amphitrite Point ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"Property situated on a beautiful piece of land with great views. Free parking close to our suite. Hot tub was nice, however light was burnt out on the patio so we had to sit there in the dark. TV remote batteries were also dying, which was frustrating at times. Overall, its a great hotel with a full ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2021

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
3.5 out of 5
1943 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $229 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in the heart of Ucluelet, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Clayoquot Sound, Ucluelet Aquarium, and Ucluelet Big Beach. Wild Pacific Trail and ...
3.8/5Good! (915 reviews)
"Older but clean facility. Large rooms with amazing views of the water."

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
Ukee Peninsula Motel
Ukee Peninsula Motel
2 out of 5
1648 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, BC
The price is CA $229 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Ucluelet Aquarium and Ucluelet Big Beach. Clayoquot Sound and Wild Pacific Trail are also within ...
3.8/5Good! (408 reviews)
"We had an enoyable stay at the motel. The room was clean and the staff were great! The location in the middle of Ucluelet made it walkable to restaurants, groceries and water."

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Ukee Peninsula Motel
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Embarc Ucluelet
Embarc Ucluelet
4 out of 5
1971 Harbour Crescent, Ucluelet, BC
The price is CA $359 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Situated near the beach, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clayoquot Sound, Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery, and Ucluelet Aquarium. Ucluelet Big ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
"Nice view, very spacious"

Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2021

Embarc Ucluelet
Reef Point Cottages
Reef Point Cottages
3 out of 5
1012 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Terrace Beach and Little Beach. Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Ucluelet Aquarium are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (332 reviews)
"This was our second time staying. Was an great weekend. Excellent accommodation. Would highly recommend. Very spacious, clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on Sep. 8, 2021

Reef Point Cottages
Wild Pacific Waterfront Cabins
Wild Pacific Waterfront Cabins
3 out of 5
277 Boardwalk, Reef Point, Ucluelet, BC
Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Terrace Beach and Little Beach. Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Ucluelet Aquarium are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)
"Though the cabin is quite pricey, it's worth the cost. Unit in excellent condition- tastefully decorated, warm cabin/rustic feel, excellent equipped full kitchen, electric fireplace wonderful in cold evenings. Even have a propane BBQ available. the only issue is parking space for 4 vehicles very ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2021

Wild Pacific Waterfront Cabins
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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