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Ucluelet
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Ucluelet which includes a bay or harbour, boating and general coastal views

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 $164 per night from May 10 to May 10
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Very nice condo with full kitchen and gas fireplace. Great place to relaxe."

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

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 May 9 to May 9
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! (820 reviews)
"The room was not cleaned properly there was a coloring pencil underneath the bed and an empty cup as well which tells me the cleaning was done on a superficial level. The coffee machine was not working they didn’t bother replacing another one for us! If you are checking late you will find your keys ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 6, 2021

Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
4 out of 5
596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, BC
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Ucluelet resort is within a 10-minute walk of Ucluelet Big Beach and Wild Pacific Trail. Ucluelet Aquarium and Clayoquot ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (624 reviews)
"Beautiful location with spectacular view. Good access to the beach for exploring and the trails for walking. Only limits were Covid related- difficult to get a table at the restaurant and seating in the lounge was difficult with kids."

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2021

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.
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! (300 reviews)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Reef Point Cottages. Check-in was very easy, everything was in excellent condition, and the location is within easy walking distance of the beautiful Wild Pacific Trail."

Reviewed on Apr. 7, 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! (127 reviews)
"Very Peace and Calm place."

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2021

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Black Rock Landing
Black Rock Landing
4 out of 5
1645 Cedar Rd, Ucluelet, BC
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is steps from Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery and Ucluelet Aquarium. Ucluelet Big Beach and Little Beach are also ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
"Really cool space with beautiful view of the harbour and the mainland."

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2021

Black Rock Landing
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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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

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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

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Feb 25, 2020

was there for work not play...

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