Fishing & Whale Watching
We have wonderful sport-fishing available here. Several salmon species, Halibut, Ling Cod, Black cod, crab…..mmmmm!
St. Jean’s Cannery has locations in Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Vancouver – for those of you interested in canning your catch.
Did you know Ucluelet is home to 2 surf shops and schools and is located close to surfing beaches?
The Long Beach unit of Pacific Rim National Park is approximately a 10 minute drive away. Surfers enjoy Florencia Bay, Wickinninnish Beach and Long Beach sections – with Wickinninnish and Florencia being a 15 minute drive and Long Beach 25 minutes.
Explore Ucluelet, Long Beach and Barkley Sound from the sky!
WestCoast Whale Watching Tours– Whales, whales and more whales – as well as sealions, sea birds and sea otters! From low level seaplane flights along a rugged shoreline that only the Pacific Ocean could carve, to the glaciers that melt to create the majesty of the highest waterfall in North America. Whale-watching tours are a true experience in “Eagle Vision.”
Why walk? when you can BIKE!
We try to promote sustainable transportation when exploring ukee! Bring your own bike or rent one from our local bike shop, or explore hidden gems on a guided ebike tour. All Ebike tours depart from the Canadian Princess Lodge parkade with Pacific Rim Eco Tours. We are within walking distance to the bike shop.
Golfing Long Beach
For the golfer who cannot leave the clubs at home – there is a very nice 9-hole course at Long Beach – 25 minute drive from town.
Long Beach Golf Course – www.longbeachgolfcourse.com. The Long Beach Golf Course, located in the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve, is one of the most scenically situated golf courses in British Columbia, on the West Coast of Canada.
Hiking in Tofino & Ucluelet
There are many trails and beaches between Ucluelet and Tofino.
The Wild Pacific Trail is one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. Located in Ucluelet this easy 8 km hike (broken into different sections) offers a rocky coastline and is most commonly known for its stunning coastal views. The trail takes you through an old gnarled forest with moss hanging from tree branches creating a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. The trail then opens up presenting spectacular shoreline panoramas as it overlooks the Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands out across the Pacific Ocean. The newest section just opened in 2013 and presents more breathtaking scenery.
HELLO NATURE ADVENTURE TOURS —Hello Nature Adventure Tours
Hello Nature Adventure Tours most conveniently docks out of the Canadian Princess Lodge Marina. Walk steps from your room and join the comfort and convenience of Hello Nature Adventure Tours. Kayaking and hiking tours range from short half-day tours to week-long adventures. Explore the Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Island and the Pacific Rim National Park with Hello Nature Adventure Tours. Whether you are an experienced or novice sea kayaking and/or hiker looking for a new and exciting adventure or someone who is not really sure what the west coast of Vancouver Island is all about, they will find the right experience for you.
Gotta visit at least one Provincial Park
Thought we were all about the ocean and the rainforest? Visit Kennedy Lake, just 15-20 minute drive. You’ll pass the lake on the way into town. Many people often think that Kennedy Lake is the Pacific Ocean as they near Ucluelet! Scores of Ucluelet children learned to swim at this lake prior to the opening of the West Coast Motel swimming pool.
Rainy Day Activities
Oh I Love A Rainy Night…
Now, we have noticed that many adults have forgotten the joys of walking in the rain and truly believe that they must be “made of sugar” and will melt if wet! There is no bad weather! Just a poor “dress code”. The deep colours and lovely smells brought out by rain is unparalleled. The trees in this area are huge for a reason – lots of sun AND lots of rain. The ground is spongy and meant to absorb great quantities of wet stuff and is sheltered by large trees. Perfect hiking atmosphere. Revisit your childhood. Warm up in the motel sauna after your walk.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Endless Ride Surf Tours
They offer daily SUP lessons! It’s an easy to learn water activity that appeals to all physical ability levels. Enjoy the beauty of Ucluelet’s shoreline from the water while you paddle. Stand up paddling or SUP is a fun total body exercise tour that we welcome you to try with us. Contact us to book your lesson now!
Wild Pacific Trial & Lighthouse
Take a walk on the “Wild Side”…
10 kilometres of hiking on moderate trails that overlook the rugged and spectacular coastline of Ucluelet. Amphitrite Lighthouse is located along the hike. This trail has been built over the years by local volunteers. The plan is to eventually link the trail to the Pacific Rim National Park. Wild Pacific Trail. We are within a 10 minute walk.
Zip-lining Tofino and Ucluelet
Zip-lining through Kennedy River
The Kennedy River Watershed is Traditional Tla-o-qui-aht Territory. A view from above would reveal this hidden treasure, a fantastic canyon only steps from Highway 4. Hidden by dense rainforest and cut from centuries of flowing white water, the canyon plunges to over 100 ft. below the road level. The river drops and pools its way through the canyon as it narrows and forces the water through spaces so small the only way to see it is from above… on a zipline. 40-minute drive from town.