The town of Ucluelet is your gateway to Barkley Sound. The world famous Wild Pacific Trail traces the rocky outer coastline of the peninsula, from Amphitrite Point lighthouse toward Pacific Rim National Park. See migrating whales, massive winter surf, ocean vistas, stunning sunsets and tidepools galore. Just 40 km southeast of Tofino, Ucluelet provides easy access to Bamfield, the Broken Group Islands and the West Coast Trail.
Tofino Bus offers express bus service from Ucluelet to Tofino on its northbound route and to Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Victoria on its southbound route. Tofino Bus leaves Ucluelet from Murray's Groceries at 1738 Peninsula Road.
Check our bus schedule for information about arrivals and departures in Ucluelet.
Ucluelet Trails and Attractions
Wild Pacific Trail
The pride of the Pacific Rim, three trail heads offer cliff-top views of the coastline. Choose from section 1 (2.7 km 'lighthouse' loop), or section 2 and 3 (a 4 km one-way trail between Big Beach and the bike path at the edge of Ucluelet). All sections have stunning ocean views, private beach discoveries and forest trails.
Pacific Rim National Park
The secret trail to the back end of Florencia Bay, one of the warmer beaches, lay in the sun at either Halfmoon or Florencia Bay.
An easy fascinating trail through a stunted shore pine bog. Wheel chair accessible boardwalk.
Links Florencia Bay and the Wickaninnish Centre. Signs explore the history and culture of the First Nations people who settled this coast thousands of years ago.
South Beach Trail
1.5 km round trip leaving from the Wickaninnish Centre.
Tthe interpretive trail for the Pacific Rim National Park and the trail head for many hikes.
Rainforest Interpretive Trail
Old-Growth forest with two 1 km interpretive boardwalk trails.
Combers Beach to Wick Centre
An amazing beach walk that is often uncrowded.
The name speaks for itself. The largest attraction in the area.
Schooner Trail to Long Beach
A forest/beach combo that is the most popular trail in the park.
Ucluelet's proximity to amazing surf beaches of Long Beach and Cox Bay, makes it a great spot to experience the Canadian surf paradise.
The Beach Bus works with the surf schools and surf rental stores in both Tofino and Ucluelet to get you and your gear to the best location.
Whale and Bear Watching
Ucluelet and Tofino offer endless opportunities for nature cruises in both Barkley and Clayoquot Sound. A day on the ocean is a must-do to fully enjoy this marine environment.
Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet offer excellent charters for both saltwater and freshwater angling. Salmon are the most famous fish on the coast, but halibut and bottom fish are also plentiful.