Ucluelet is a Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation word (pronounced you-clue-let) which means ‘People of the Safe Harbour.’
Affectionately referred to as Ukee (You-key) by locals, it’s considered a year-round travel destination. Visit and you’ll discover a rugged coastline, temperate rainforest, and secluded beaches, all nestled along Vancouver Island’s top-rated Wild Pacific Trail.
In this fishing village on the sheltered shore of the Ucluth peninsula, you’ll find an unpolished authenticity: we’re free-spirited, salt-of-the-earth types. We’re colourful, friendly, easy-going and accept others as they are without judgement. As you roam our streets, you’ll find a range of places to stop for food and drink, cozy B&Bs to spend the night, and funky artisan shops to bring something home with you.
Ucluelet is a flourishing community with an active, working harbour that thrives on outdoor recreation and ecotourism. With the 150,000-acre Pacific Rim National Park Reserve next door, the Broken Group Islands to the South and Long Beach to the North, it’s an excellent base for all the West Coast has to offer. Enjoy wildlife viewing, storm watching, hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing and more.