If you’re ready for an adventure that’s equal parts thrilling as it is cozy, you can’t do better than a trip to Ucluelet. Situated near Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Ucluelet is chock full of outdoor opportunities, from scenic coastal hikes to winter surfing.
And if you’re looking for the ultimate way to experience the town, a hike along the famed Wild Pacific Trail is certainly warranted. Voted the #1 Thing to Do on Vancouver Island by TripAdvisor, the accessible 9 km-long trail follows Ucluelet’s stunning coastline, with breathtaking views of the Broken Group Islands, Barley Sound, and Amphitrite Point to colour your journey.
Those who want to tour the archipelago can book one of Ucluelet’s many wildlife-watching tours, which take you through the area’s cultural and natural history – and hopefully catch a glimpse of some humpback whales, orca, black bears, sea otters, and bald eagles in the process.
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Visitors can also journey through the treetops via West Coast Wild, check out the local surf shops, or visit Canada’s first catch-and-release aquarium.
And if you prefer to cozy up in an Airbnb by the ocean and wait out some winter storms later this year, you’ve got plenty of options there.
So there you have it, Vancouver. A trip to Ucluelet is well worth it no matter the season!
Where: Ucluelet, BC