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Reasons to Visit Ucluelet in the Summertime

If you have been to Ucluelet in the Summer, you know what all the buzz is about. Its not too late to book an amazing accommodation or campsite, a day out on the water doing your favorite activity or stop in at an incredible restaurant or food truck. With the opening of Highway 4, the time is now!

Summer in Ucluelet is in full swing. The rainforest is alive with life, blooming flowers and berries beginning to grow. The soundtrack of the Summer is chirping birds, laughing children and soft waves hitting the shoreline. Businesses in town are open and ready to welcome you, with new cafes and shops to be explored.

For the adventure seeker, you can customize a summer getaway packed with action. Start your trip with a wildlife cruise, catching glimpses of hungry bears on the shoreline. Plan a day of fishing in our world class waters- a great way to enjoy a summer day while reeling in your catch. Book a nature tour or hiking trip and have a seasoned guide show you some remote and stunningly beautiful spots. For those who want to unplug and truly connect with nature, a multi-day kayaking trip to the Broken Group Islands is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed.

For the max relaxers, the beach is calling! Sunny days mean its time to pack up the whole family, rent surf boards, wetsuits, book a lesson and post up for the day. After your day in the sun, there are a variety of restaurants and food trucks in town, so everyone can find something they love to eat. Before heading back to your accommodation, watch a jaw dropping sunset from the shoreline.

Ucluelet is the perfect place for a last-minute summer vacation. With current availability in town, it is the time to book your dream trip. We can’t wait to see you.

Thumbnail photo by Jeremy Koreski

Lillie Louise Major

Lillie Louise Major

Douglas Ludwig

Its a great time to support local! Many of our small businesses have been greatly impacted by the Cameron Lake Wildfires and are offering promotions and deals for those who want to shop/dine and stay local.

Majestic Sea Kayaking: Call 1.800.889.7644/250.726.2868 to book tours for locals at 50% off, all week.

Pluvio: Speakeasy, walk-ins only on June 16 & 17 from 8-9:30pm (cocktails, wine, small bites + good times.)

Pluvio: $100 off room rates until June 25th (with a $25, $50 or $100 restaurant gift certificate depending on length of stay).

The Cabins at Terrace Beach: $99/night on all cabins and lodge suites from June 14 to 24 for all people residing west of the Highway 4 closure (including Port Alberni!)

Image West Gallery: 30% off ALL local art tees, 30% off ALL Mala candles, 50-70% off ALL summer dresses ($15 or less), 40% off ALL pool floaties, 40% off select bath and body products, and 30% off select water bottles! Sale running as long as highway is closed!

Reef Point Ocean Front B&B: Off season pricing! For the rest of June, suites are $385.00 and include in suite breakfast. Beautiful ocean views, kitchenette, king bed, soaker tub and clifftop hot tub. Call 250-266-0255 to book or e-mail

Foggy Bean Cafe: Foggy Bean is turning 11! And we’re celebrating a little bit early this year. Our actual birthday is July 1st, but we thought we’d take this unexpected slow down to focus on our west coast locals. It’s great to be able to celebrate with you and make the best of the situation we find ourselves in here on the west coast. We’re offering 20% off coffee beans and 15% off all brewing equipment and merchandise. Our birthday sale starts today and runs all week. In-store only. Thank you for your continued support. Foggy Bean wouldn’t be where we are today without you. The Coffee Bar will be open our usual 8-2 every day. We hope to see you there.

If you have a promotion, please e-mail to be added to the list.

Visting in Ucluelet, you are invited to become one with the community and nature. You are more than just a visitor; you are part of a greater story unfolding all around you.
The story of Ucluelet is rich in cultural history and deep-rooted in appreciation for nature. Located on the traditional territory of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ -Ucluelet First Nation, our town shares respect and appreciation for Indigenous heritage. Protecting the land and ocean is just one way we show solidarity.

Our ancient cedars tell a story of their own. When you explore the Ancient Cedar’s Loop of the Wild Pacific Trail, you immediately feel the presence of wisdom. Tree roots and gnarly limbs are reflections of winter storms, wild winds, and survival.

“Ucluelet” means Safe Harbour, historically ‘dwellers of the protected place inside’ in Nuu-chah-nulth language. Our harbour has provided safety to fishing vessels waiting out a storm, as a seaplane base and flight strip during World War II, and most prominently, has provided habitat to Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ. Our harbour is home to orca’s feasting, eagles diving, and sea lions playing. The energy is one of protection and calm, even for those who stand on its shoreline.

When you immerse yourself in Ucluelet, you connect with the true spirit and beauty of the area. We welcome you with open arms and ask you to join our story by protecting and loving Ucluelet as much as we do.

Leave no trace

We are so glad you are here, but we don’t want reminders that you were (the bad kind anyways.) Avoid bringing unnecessary garbage, wrapping and single use plastics. Pack it in, pack it out and leave all places you visit unspoiled.

Respect the locals

Not just the people! We have a diverse host of local wildlife who want to go about their business. We respect their space, and they respect ours. Enjoy from a distance and never leave food unattended. As for the people, be the type of visitor they will want to invite back.

Book ahead

Spring and Summer can be busy, that’s why its always best to book ahead. There are some major perks of doing so. You will get top pick of the accommodation of your dreams; you will have your activities planned and reservations secured for amazing meals out. Beat the rush: book now!
For more suggestions on how to fit in with the locals, meet our very own Salty, the Sea Otter. He’s got a lot to say. See you soon!

Landon Sveinson

Landon Sveinson

Accessibility on the Wild Pacific Trail

Lexa Bergen

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