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UclueletCanada

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.

Top Hotels in Ucluelet

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
3.5 out of 5
1971 Harbour Crescent, Ucluelet, BC
The price is CA $116 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

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 Lighthouse ...

4.4/5Excellent! (968 reviews)
Always Love Coming Back

"While not cheap, we always enjoy coming back to Water’s Edge when we are able to afford it. Staff is always friendly, and suites are clean, spacious and comfortable. The fireplace and the outdoor tub are what we look forward to."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
3.5 out of 5
1943 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet, BC
The price is CA $139 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

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! (761 reviews)

"It was great that it was on the water, and close to different shopping for our daily needs, as well as things to do and restaurants. The staff were all helpful and courteous. We used the BBQ and the fire pit often. I was a little disappointed when we discovered the kitchenette was only a microwave, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
4 out of 5
596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, BC
The price is CA $259 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Offering direct access to the beach, this Ucluelet resort is within a 10-minute walk of Ucluelet Big Beach and Wild Pacific Trail. Little Beach and Clayoquot ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (597 reviews)

"Great views from everywhere and up to date fixtures in the room, beautiful showers."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
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.

Vacation Rentals in 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! (265 reviews)

"The property itself is nice. Our unit was not on water side and had no softub. Be sure to check form this when u book"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Reef Point Cottages
Cabins West
Cabins West
3.5 out of 5
258 Boardwalk Boulevard, Ucluelet, BC

Situated by the ocean, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrace Beach, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Ucluelet Aquarium. Ucluelet Big Beach and Wild Pacific ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)

"The place was clean and well equipped. A good place to stay for going on nearby easy hikes. We had issues with the Telus cable that were not resolved during our three day stay. We did have access to Netflix which was good."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

Cabins West
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 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (122 reviews)

"Love the layout, view and relaxing atmosphere! Would definitely stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2020

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.

Popular places to visit in Ucluelet

Ucluelet Big Beach
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Ucluelet Big Beach

4.5/5(141 reviews)

Look for wildlife in tidal pools, forests and out to sea when you visit this unspoiled beach on Vancouver Island’s west coast.

Wild Pacific Trail
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Wild Pacific Trail

5/5(259 reviews)

Stroll along this scenic walking loop at your own pace to enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the forest and the rugged setting of the coastline.

Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
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Amphitrite Point Lighthouse

5/5(181 reviews)

With its dramatic hillside location and sweeping panoramic views, this pretty lighthouse is a beacon for hikers as well as for ships.

Ucluelet Aquarium
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Ucluelet Aquarium

4/5(37 reviews)

View a rich collection of marine life, including sea lions and starfish and learn about local biodiversity at this waterfront aquarium.

Chesterman Beach
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Chesterman Beach

4.5/5(200 reviews)

Unwind on soft white sands and ride the waves at a picturesque beach where many people learn how to surf.

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
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Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

5/5(242 reviews)

See waterfalls and colorful rocks as you traverse rivers, bogs, rainforests and beaches in the three distinct sections of this enormous reserve.

Top things to do in Ucluelet

Private Session with a Local Photographer in Tofino and Ucluelet
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Private Session with a Local Photographer in Tofino and Ucluelet

CA $330
Per adult
Explore The History of People of the Safe Harbour in Walking Tour of Ucluelet
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Explore The History of People of the Safe Harbour in Walking Tour of Ucluelet

CA $6
Per adult
Ucluelet Harbour Tour
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Ucluelet Harbour Tour

CA $88
Per adult

Reviews of Ucluelet

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 21, 2020

Despite the town being mostly on lock down for the covid 19 virus, the grocery store was well stocked aliowing us to cook back at the cabin. The scenery was amazing and allowed us to relax with everything going on in the world.

5/5 - Excellent

Chococat

Mar 20, 2020

Wild pacific trail!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 17, 2020

Love this small little community and is my choice of fishing destinations for the past several years and many more to come.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 14, 2020

Loved the small town , so relaxing and fresh air , lovely people in town

5/5 - Excellent

Andy

Feb 28, 2020

Tofino is trying too hard. Ukee is where it's at.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 25, 2020

was there for work not play...

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