Adventure is only a short drive away in Ucluelet

It’s that time of year when you’re eager to explore, and a nice road trip is a great way to kick off spring.

Now that Lake Kennedy Expressway construction is complete, there is no reason to delay a trip to Ucluelet. Experience a wealth of activities as the town comes to life with new and inspiring energy. Local stores open their doors, restaurants get a new look, and you’re excited to try their latest offerings. For adrenaline junkies and extreme relaxers alike, there is something new and exciting for everyone to experience.

For anglers looking to catch some fish this year, local sportfishing charters are open until the end of September. Rest assured that your guide knows the local waters and can catch everything from cod to salmon.

For the adrenaline junkies and extreme relaxers, there’s something new and exciting in Ucluelet.Douglas Ludwig/Ucluelet Tourist Office

If fishing isn’t how you want to spend time on the water, perhaps a scenic boat tour is more for you. Join a wildlife tour with an experienced local guide and learn about the coast’s rich history while catching glimpses of the rich marine life ecosystem that calls Ucluelet home, including sea lions, bald eagles and more. The resident whales might even lumber over to say hello, providing an experience you won’t get anywhere else.

You can also kayak at your own pace through the calm harbor waters while spotting coastal wildlife, pristine rainforest and rugged coastline. A guided single or multi-day tour of the Broken Group Islands is a truly magical experience. The turquoise sea water and white sandy beach make you feel like a paradise.

Once back on land, immerse yourself in unique surroundings Ucluelet Aquarium. Canada’s first collect and release aquarium lets you discover (using a touch tank) life in vibrant tide pools teeming with aquatic life along the coast.

Whether you’re an experienced surfer or looking to learn to surf, Ucluelet’s local resorts are just a short drive from stunning Wakeningish Beach and Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Catch the tail end of the area’s vibrant winter waves and surf, where a variety of waves are perfect for beginners and experts alike. local surf shop Rentals and lessons are available nearby, so don’t worry if you’re new to the sport.

Discover the creatures that live along the coast at Ucluelet Aquarium, Canada's first collect and release aquarium. Jen-McLeod - Photography/Travel Ucluelet

Discover the creatures that live along the coast at Ucluelet Aquarium, Canada’s first collect and release aquarium. Jen-McLeod – Photography/Travel Ucluelet

Start or end your vacation with a zip line soaring the Kennedy River Canyon near Clayoquot Plateau Provincial Park. For thrill seekers, West Coast Wild Zipline Offers a fascinating culturally guided experience as you travel through ancient rainforest and fly over the Winchee (Kennedy) River on each of the 6 routes.

With so many shops in Ucluelet, there’s no reason to leave the island in search of the perfect spring break.To plan your dream road trip today, visit


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