“Life on the Edge” is the local motto of Ucluelet. The epitome phrase for this picturesque harbour town, it’s a vibrant and lively community with quirky shops, an array of restaurants, and a host of marine based activities to keep both locals and tourists entertained. Ucluelet is situated at the end of a peninsula on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, located 290 kilometers from Victoria, British Columbia’s Capital city and a breathtaking scenic 100km drive from Port Alberni, also known as the gateway to this rugged region.
Tofino, the neighbouring surf community, is a mere 40km Northwest. Between these two communities lay the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the traditional territory of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, home to sprawling white sand beaches, rocky headlands with wind swept trees; some of Canada's most photographed land and seascapes. This area spans a stretch of coastline from the Information Center at the Junction of Hwy 4 and The Pacific Rim Hwy, through to the south end of Cox Bay in Tofino, this are is also known as the Long Beach Unit. From Ucluelet, the Broken Group Unit of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve extends 15km to the southeast and comprise of more than 100 archipelago of islands.
Alternatively, you may be enticed to visit the region by plane either direct to Long Beach Airport (YAZ) from Vancouver (YVR - South Terminal), or a variety of regional airports; or you may charter a float plane to the inner harbour. A ferry service is also available from Port Alberni aboard the M.V. Frances Barkley, through Lady Rose Marine Services.