You might run out of time to do everything you want on your vacation, but you won't run out of things to do while visiting Ucluelet. Browse the gift shops and stop in for coffee, take a hike on the Wild Pacific Trail, poke around the tide pools at our local beaches or enjoy a tactile experience at the Ucluelet Aquarium.
You can't miss the eagles as they soar overhead, and you are likely to hear the Sealions in the harbour before you see them. The harbour is teeming with life:, shorebirds, harbour seals and river otters can all be spotted from one of the public docks or via a tour of the harbour by kayak or dory, the options seem endless. Fishing tours, sailing or whale watching; excitement knows no bounds here.
Why not take a surf lesson? It's a blast if you haven't tried it, give it a chance... great fun for all ages. Experienced surfers can rent a surf or boogie board from one of the local surf shops. Beautiful Wickanninish Beach, in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, is a mere 15 minute drive from town. And if you feel like doing nothing at all, Ucluelet is a great place to unwind.
Throughout the year we offer visitors a host of events to enjoy, like the Pacific Rim WhaleFest in March, or Ukee Days in July. In June, the Ucluelet Chamber hosts the annual Edge-to Edge marathon, half marathon and Relay. The Boston Marathon qualifier starts in Tofino, winds its way through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and finishes in Ucluelet. For more information, visit www.edgetoedgemarathon.com.
If you are up here to fish be sure to purchase a Ucluelet Salmon Ladder fishing derby ticket running all summer long! Your catch just might win you $250,000. Monthly cheques are presented to the largest catch, but the hidden weight prize can be won by anyone. The derby culminates with the Fish-off in September. More information - www.uclueletsalmonladderderby.com Good luck and tight lines!
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