An adventurous hike? Beachcombing in bare feet? Fishing for your dinner? Catch a wave or paddle to a remote island for lunch? Or would you prefer to be tucked up safely along the Wild Pacific Trail beside Amphitrite Lighthouse and witness a grey whale with her calf peruse the coastline for a snack? These are just a few of the daily offerings this captivating area offers to those who are inspired to partake in the endless outdoor opportunities of the region.
Don’t underestimate the presence Ucluelet has in the local surf community. Oftentimes Tofino is the first image to graze ones mind when considering for surfing, however Ucluelet has grown in popularity and has become a year-round destination on it’s own for this adrenaline fueled activity. The local surf inspired businesses support the popularity by being open for business 12 months a year. Once you are geared up and ready for a surf adventure, prime surf grounds are a mere 15 minute drive from Ucluelet.
The fishing industry is the backbone of this hard working community. Commercial fishing was the original facet, while Sport Fishing has gained momentum over the years with great returns on fish stock. It’s a great family friendly activity that is part educational, and part adventurous. Hire a guide for a day charter or launch your own vessel and the accessible and well maintained facility and seek out your own fishing spot.
Ucluelet Community Centre is a stunning multi use facility located with an oceanview. The local library, community gymnasium, fitness center, and an array of rooms that may be rented for private functions or events make up this well maintained complex. A short stroll across the street will have you at Big Beach, a local beach that has the eerie remains of one of the many shipwrecks speckled along the coastline, also referred to as the graveyard as the Pacific.
The West Coast Fitness Centre has a spectacular harbour-view, making it an easy decision to workout. The facility provides certified trainers, a 3000’ sq gym (cardio equipment & weights) , pool, and wet sauna.
Ucluelet has many hiking trails as well as a paved multi use path that runs from the junction of Hwy 4 and Pacific Rim hwy, to the village of Ucluelet.
Come for one of the many annual events or festivals and stay permanently!