Things to Do in Ucluelet
Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim is becoming increasingly popular. Ucluelet is the number one destination for people who want to experience true nature and beauty. Come and kayak, whale watch, hike, surf, comb the beaches, bird watch and fish. Ucluelet is the west coasts best kept secret!
The Wild Pacific Trail
The Wild Pacific Trail is free, family friendly and accessible year round. People from all over the globe come to enjoy it. It is also one of the top rated destination in BC! All ages from 0 – 100+ will enjoy. The stunning ocean views will take your breath away! More than 9km of trail weaves itself through. Wheelchair access is proudly available at the Lighthouse Loop area.
Broken Group Islands
Discover this pristine untouched archipelago of hundreds of islands. Nested within the Barkley Sound, just 20 mins south of Ucluelet, this natural wonder attract adventurer who want to go where most people don’t. The area is accessible only by boat, and the Broken Group Islands is consider one of the top sea kayaking destinations in the world.
Visit the Ucluelet Aquarium and experience the amazing marine life that inhabits the waters of Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds. Their knowledgeable interpreters explain the mysteries of the sea and our specimens are returned back to the wild. Family friendly; open March to Dec every year.
Storm Watching on the West Coast of Canada along the top rated Wild Pacific Trail is an adventure of a lifetime! Nothing is more exhilarating than to feel the power of nature during this season. The raw power of nature will take your breath away.
The best time for storm watching is November through March, as gale force winds tear along the coast at over 70km an hour (appx 45mph).
Pacific Rim National Park
The Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada is made up of the Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands and the West Coast Trail. Ucluelet also offers water access to the Broken Group Islands Unit, an archipelago of islands, inlets, and coves sheltered in Barkley Sound.The Pacific Rim National Park offers many hiking trails through rainforests and beaches where you can spend days exploring.
Surfing the Pacific
Surfing is a very popular activity in Ucluelet with both locals and visitors. The area surrounding our little town offers some of the most accessible surf breaks on the west coast of Canada. Sandy beach breaks roll in along 25 km of shoreline. If you come and visit, this is a MUST in the “things to do in Ucluelet” category.
Kayaking the Harbour
Live the dream! Explore tiny islands and quiet coves, and camp on white sandy beaches with certified professional sea kayak guides. Watch for whales, eagles, bears and abundant intertidal life. This is is an adventure of a lifetime you will not forget.
George Fraser Island
George Fraser was an avid horticulturist originally hailing from Scotland. He ended up in the remote fishing village of Ucluelet in 1894 where he bought 236 acres of land to start up his nursery. He is most famously known for hybridizing plants. Today, you can visit Fraser Lane to view his legacy at George Fraser Memorial Gardens.
Your Ocean Adventure Awaits!
Experience first class Ucluelet Sport Fishing, Ucluelet Whale Watching and Private Charters with seasoned top notch guides aboard clean, safe, luxury motor yachts that depart right from the convenient Ucluelet Harbour.