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Historical Walking Tour

A New Way to Experience History

With the OnThisSpot app, you can:

  • Discover the history of Ucluelet in a self-guided walking tour
  • Compare dozens of fascinating then-and-now photos, highlighting Ucluelet’s past and present
  • Create your own then-and-now photos of Ucluelet with your smartphone camera

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Ucluelet, a Nuu-Chah-Nulth word meaning “people of the safe harbour,” is a perfect description of this fishing village on the sheltered shore of Ucluelet Inlet. The beauty and abundance of Ucluelet has attracted people from all over the world, and all interests, from outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, to pioneering adventurers.

This tour looks at the unique challenges and joys that came from living on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. We examine Ucluelet’s vibrant history, from its beginnings as a fishing village, looking at the perseverance of its early settlers, to its growth into a logging town, and finally into the tourist hub it is today.

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