View of the Wild Pacific Trail - Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
Ocean View from Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
Ocean View from Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
View of the Wild Pacific Trail - Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
Ocean View from Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
Ucluelet Beach & Trail Caution Board for Users, Vancouver Island
View of A Beautiful Tree with Green Trunk - Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
Ucluelet Trail View, Vancouver Island
User Guide Map Board in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Ucluelet

Ucluelet, also known as Ukee by the locals, is a district municipality in the Ucluelet Peninsula, Pacific Rim, Vancouver Island. The name Ucluelet means "people of the safe harbour" in the indigenous language of Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka). Based on archaeological evidence, First Nations have been living along the outer west coast of Vancouver Island for at least 4,300 years. The recorded history of British Columbia's started when European people explorers were searching for the Northwest Passage. First of all, was Juan Pérez, who anchored and traded in 1774 on the west coast of Vancouver Island, at Nootka Sound northwest of Ucluelet. The following year, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, who was sailing along the coast of Vancouver Island, roughly charted the coast in the vicinity of Kyuquot Sound.
The economy of Ucluelet has made the transition from resource-based to all-year-round tourism-based. After Victoria, the Pacific Rim area is now the second most visited tourism centre on Vancouver Island. Almost 90,000 visitors worldwide visit Ucluelet, TofinoPacific Rim National Park Reserve, and its Long Beach Unit
Tourist activities in Ucluelet are various and fun. What Ucluelet is known for is excellent salt-water fishing. So don't forget your fishing rod. Surfing, standup paddleboarding, fishing, whale watching, bear watching, kayaking, canoeing, camping, hiking, biking, swimming, and beachcombing are among other activities you can do around Ucluelet. Storm watching is also available from November to March.

Average Weather in Ucluelet

Ucluelet, with an oceanic climate, has mild, rainy winters and cool summers. The average monthly temperature is between 2°C (35.6°F) in February to 20°C (68°F) in August.

The Best Time to Visit Ucluelet

The best time to visit Ucluelet is from June to September. It is when the coastal climate has a mild summer temperature, suitable for outdoor activities.

How to Get to Ucluelet?

Ucluelet Airport Transfers

Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ) has round trips to Vancouver. The airport is near Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit.


Seaplane to Ucluelet

West Coast Wild has flights to Tofino and Bamfield, the nearest communities to Ucluelet, and from there, you can take a taxi or bus to Ucluelet.


Ferry to Ucluelet

You may start your departure from Vancouver to Victoria at Swartz Bay. From there, continue your trip by driving toward Ucluelet. You can also take a ferry from Tsawwassen to Duke Point or from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. After reaching Nanaimo, continue your way by driving toward Ucluelet.

Top 10 Attractions in Ucluelet

  • Going to Ucluelet Aquarium
  • Bird watching
  • Surfing
  • Going to beaches
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking the scenic trails
  • Whale watching/wildlife tours
  • Fishing charters
  • Pacific Rim Visitor Centre 
  • Visiting the Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Visiting Ucluelet

Discovering Beauty and Entertainment in Ucluelet

Ucluelet is a beautiful and scenic district and has a lot to offer as attractions and activities. A great view of the ocean while having fun and doing exciting activities make your visit memorable. Hiking and biking on the picturesque trails would bring you back to Ucluelet. Lying in the sun and relaxing at beautiful beaches would be delightful. For entertainment, Ucluelet is full of surprises. Experience scenic flights of West Coast Wild Adventures. Go and see Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, one of the world's most famous lighthouses. Have the time of your life with a zipline eco-tour in West Coast Wild. Visit the Ucluelet Aquarium, browse the galleries in a region that inspires hundreds of artists, and of course, enjoy pubs and bars in Ucluelet.


Gardens, Parks, and Natural Green Attractions in Ucluelet

  • Ucluelet Campground
  • Best Ocean Viewpoint in Ucluelet
  • Big Beach Park
  • He-Tin-Kis Park
  • Wild Pacific Trail
  • Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit
Ucluelet gardens

Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, and Water-based Activities in Ucluelet

Museums and Art Galleries in Ucluelet

  • Image West Gifts
  • Cedar House Gallery
  • Reflecting Spirit Gallery Inc.
  • Pacific Rim Arts Society

Entertainment in Ucluelet

Festivals and Events in Ucluelet

  • Oyster Festival
  • Pacific Rim Whale Festival
  • George Fraser Day and Heritage Fair
  • Edge to Edge Marathon
  • Van Isle 360 Yacht Race
  • Canada Day
  • Pacific Rim Summer Festival
  • Ukee Days
  • West Coast Maritime Festival / Tall Ships

Nightlife and Entertainment in Ucluelet

  • Officials Sports Lounge
  • Big Beach Bar and Lounge
  • Eagle's Nest Pub

Free Attractions in Ucluelet

  • Swimming and sunbathing at the beaches
  • Hiking all around the Wild Pacific Trail and watching birds
  • Visiting the Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
  • Hiking Ucluelet Lighthouse Loop
  • Browsing the gift shops
  • Going to art galleries like Mark Penney Gallery and Reflecting Spirit Gallery

Services in Ucluelet

Public Transportation in Ucluelet

Public transportation in Ucluelet includes buses and taxis.


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Where to Stay in Ucluelet

The best place to stay is near the beaches to enjoy a great view and be close to where the water sports are available and make the best of your trip.

Hotels:
Hyphocus Inn
Canadian Princess Lodge & Marina
Bayshore Waterfront Inn
Water's Edge Shoreside Suites

Hostels:
 Island West Resort
West Coast Motel On The Harbour
Ukee Peninsula Motel

Guesthouses:
Terrace Beach Resort Ucluelet
Ucluelet Ocean Mist Guesthouse
The Cabins at Terrace Beach
Hertel's Beach House
Storm Cove Suites
Ucluelet Guest House
Shopping in Ucluelet


Shopping in Ucluelet

Ucluelet has remarkable art galleries for shopping, such as Mark Penney Gallery, Cedar House Gallery and The Den a Paint & Pottery Studio. You can also find gift shops in the city. Here are some of the best:
Ukee Sunday Night Market, Rubio, Image West Gifts, The Wreckage and Turning Tides Tarot

Food and Beverage Services in Ucluelet

Restaurant and Café in Ucluelet

Most of the food and beverage services in Ucluelet are around Peninsula Road. Here is a list of them:
Seom Restaurant, Currents Restaurant, Ukee Dogs Taqueria, Cedar Grill, Heartwood Kitchen, Abbondanza, Howler's Family Restaurant, Wild Bean Café, Thay Tea - Organic Loose Leaf Tea, Yayu Café, Huckleberry's Coffee Shop

Ucluelet Restaurants and Cafes

Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Pubs, and Bars in Ucluelet

Ucluelet Brewing Company and Pacific Rim Distilling are downtown.

Health and Wellness in Ucluelet

Sport and Wellness Centers and Spas Ucluelet

Sport and Wellness Centers, Spas, and Recreational Therapy in Ucluelet

  • The Studio Ucluelet - Fitness + Yoga Studio
  • RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty (Ucluelet)
  • West Coast Fitness Centre
  • Drift Spa at Blackrock Resort
  • Nurture Day Spa
  • Wild Roots Esthetics & Massage
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Naomi Joy Furst RMT
  • Mackenzie Alsager, RMT
  • Harbour Health Integrated Therapies
  • Rain In Motion Mobile Massage

What you Can Expect to Do Near Ucluelet

Ucluelet Whale Watching

Ucluelet Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Tofino Whale Watching

Barkley Sound Whale Watching

Barkley Sound Whale Watching

Bamfield Whale Watching

Bamfield Whale Watching

Broken Group Islands Kayaking and Canoeing

Broken Group Islands Kayaking and Canoeing

Barkley Sound Kayaking

Barkley Sound Kayaking

Camping in Pachena Bay Campground

Camping in Pachena Bay Campground

Wya Point Camping

Wya Point Camping

Cox Bay Kiteboarding

Cox Bay Kiteboarding

Wickaninnish Beach Storm Watching

Wickaninnish Beach Storm Watching

Wild Pacific Trail Storm Watching

Wild Pacific Trail Storm Watching

Kwisitis Visitor Centre Storm Watching

Kwisitis Visitor Centre Storm Watching

Long Beach Storm Watching

Long Beach Storm Watching

Cox Bay Beach Storm Watching

Cox Bay Beach Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach Storm Watching

Chesterman Beach Storm Watching

What you Can Expect to See Near Ucluelet

Bamfield

Bamfield

Cape Beale Lighthouse

Cape Beale Lighthouse

Ucluelet

Ucluelet

Wickaninnish Beach

Wickaninnish Beach

Sarita Falls

Sarita Falls

Low Tide Sea Cave

Low Tide Sea Cave

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Long Beach Unit

Pelham Range

Pelham Range

Kennedy Lake Provincial Park

Kennedy Lake Provincial Park

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Tofino Botanical Gardens

Virgin Falls

Virgin Falls

Ahousat Hot Springs

Ahousat Hot Springs

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Cox Bay Beach

Cox Bay Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach

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