Ucluelet, about 80 km
from Port Alberni, is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, at the
westerly entrance of Barclay Sound. it is not a new settlement by any means. In
1899, there were about fifteen settlers living here. The area has been
continuously occupied for at least the last 5000 years.
are many things for the tourist to do in Ucluelet, whale
watching, bear watching, bird watching, fishing, surfing,
hiking, biking, ocean kayaking or just strolling on the beach.
Ucluelet has a population of around 1500 and is at one end
of the Ucluth Peninsula on the west coast of Vancouver Island
with Tofino occupying the other end. The area has an abundance
of natural grandeur, wildlife and big beaches.
Ucluelet is located at the entrance to Barkley Sound and the Broken Group
Islands, a kayakers dream holiday place full of scenic paddling
and wildlife watching opportunities. Ucluelet provides a perfect
base for exploring the Pacific Rim National Park, this park is
one of the most stunning national parks in Canada, a place of
falling waters and misty rainforests full of giant cedars,
beautiful beaches and wildlife all around you.
I spent a
year here in the early 70s and I think to me, the winter storms
were my favorite times to head to the beach. The area is quite
beautiful with many things to keep one busy, a great place to
visit, a great place to live.