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Ucluelet [1] is a small town on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is a service center for the fishing industry.

Get in[edit]

Ucluelet is on Vancouver Island's West Coast, accessible by boat and Highway 4. It is about 100 km southwest of Port Alberni (a 1.5 - 2 hour drive). This tourist hub is 10 minutes from the Long Beach unit of Pacific Rim National Park. You must travel through Long Beach to get to Tofino. It is a 1/2 hour boat ride to the Broken Group Islands unit of Pacific Rim National Park. It is a small town of approximately 1400 people, built on a protected harbour. One can walk to Wild Pacific Trail and Amphitrite Lighthouse. Big Beach, Terrace Beach and Little Beach quite easily from the centre of town.

Get around[edit]

Most of the town and surrounding area can be seen by walking and hiking.


Most of the town and surrounding area can be seen by walking and hiking and boating. Car rentals are recommended, although some come in via bus or by passenger ferry (seasonally) from Port Alberni. Bike rentals can be obtained in town, when the bike shop is open.


  • West Coast Fitness Centre 3000 square foot facility fully equipped gym (with view of the small craft harbour), pool, sauna, tanning, showers for campers/surfers 279 Hemlock Street 9-9 Mon-Sat 9-6 on Sundays.
  • 'Big Beach' is so much fun to explore!
  • Wild Pacific Trail [2]
  • Ucluelet Aquarium [3]
  • Pacific Rim Whale Festival [4]


Ukee Days Edge to Edge Marathon Whale Watching through Jamies, Archipelago Cruises, Subtidal Adventures Kayaking though Majestic Ocean Kayaking Sailing Fishing Boating Hiking


Jiggers Fish and Chip Truck 4 Spice Experess Matterson House Restaurant Offshore Seafood Restaurant The Blue Room Ukee Dogs Norwoods Hank's 5 Spice Express Fetch Restaurant Floathouse Restaurant Roman's Pizza Harbour Pizza Cynamoka Coffee House Eagle's Nes Pub Grey Whale Ice Cream and Deli Smileys Wya Surf Shop Cafe Greenhouse Market Coop Deli Department Barkley Cafe Peninsula Cafe Canadian Princess Boat



  • Thornton Motel*
  • West Coast Motel, 279 Hemlock St (800 metres past WELCOME sign), 250-726-7732, [5]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Has a Fitness Centre, a public facility with indoor pool, gym and sauna that guests of the hotel may use for free. Free WIFI, free parking. seasonal pricing. (N48.55.272,W125.32.466) edit
  • Surfs Inn, 1874 Peninsula Rd, 250-726-4426, [6].  edit
  • Vancouver Island Vacation Rentals, 1.800.908.8439, [7]. Ocean view condos great for storm watching and summer sunsets, cabins, vacation homes for Tofino and Ucluelet.  edit
  • Water's Edge Resort, 1971 Harbour Crescent, 1.877.220.0227, [8].  edit
  • A Snug Harbour Inn, 460 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, V0R 3A0, BC, Canada, 250-726-2686, [9]. Adult-only Bed and Breakfast with private beach, hot tub, great ocean views.  edit


Get out[edit]

Tofino is 20 minutes north on Highway 4. Also, 10 minutes to the North is Pacific Rim National Park with hiking, camping and kayaking opportunities.

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