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COVID-19/Travel Advisories

Welcome to Our Home

We’re thrilled to have you visit and ask that, as you explore the area, you follow our house rule: Respect the place and leave no trace — actions in one area affect outcomes in others.

We value and respect our culture, way of life, and environment and ask you to do the same.

In Ucluelet you’ll find commercial and charter fishing vessels moving in harmony with otters, seals, and sea lions in our working harbour. It’s a sign that we’re open to using our resources to provide economic benefits, as long as the development is sustainable and socially responsible.

Photo by Landon Sveinson

Respect the place and leave no trace

Welcome to Ucluelet. While you’re here, we kindly ask you to do your part to help keep it natural and beautiful for those that follow. For tips on how to lessen your impact you’ll find a downloadable pdf here.

Welcome to Ucluelet. While you’re here, we kindly ask you to do your part

to help keep it natural and beautiful for those that follow. For tips on how to lessen your impact you’ll find a downloadable pdf here

  • Visit during less-visited and off-peak times to maximize your connection with special places.
  • Bring along reusable water bottles or hot drink tumblers to stay hydrated and limit waste.

  • It’s tempting to take plants, rocks and historical items, but we ask that they get left behind so others can experience the joy of discovery.
  • So many pretty species of wildflowers, flora and fauna will live forever in a photo. Stop to smell the flowers, but please don’t take them.
  • Building structures or campsites on public land isn’t cool. Keep it pristine for everyone to enjoy.
  • Treat all living things with respect. Carving or hacking plants and trees may kill or disfigure them.
  • When camping, leave your site better than you found it. Be considerate of other users and follow instructions.

  • Pack it in, pack it out. Don’t leave food or trash behind; fed wildlife becomes dead wildlife. We love them too much to see them go because the trash was left behind.
  • You never know when nature will call! If you have to poo, with no washroom in sight, walk at least 70 steps from trails, water and people. Dig a cat hole 6 inches deep, do your thing in the hole, cover it and pack out your toilet paper. Or use a wag bag (a disposable bag found in most outdoor stores), so you can pack out your waste. Wash yourself, your dog or whatever else needs cleaning at least 200 feet from waterways and using biodegradable soap. We have some amazing local artisans who make soaps.

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia.

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

  • Spring, the beginning of new life and a sensitive time for wildlife. Many species are nesting, having their young or coming out of hibernation. Be sure to travel quietly and give all wildlife extra space during this time.
  • Ucluelet is home to tens of thousands of furry, scaly and feathered creatures. To keep them — and you — safe, enjoy from a distance. That’s how they stay wild.
  • Remember, fed wildlife is dead wildlife. No matter how hungry they might look, their natural food is always around.
  • Keep your furry buddies leashed when enjoying dog-friendly trails and beaches. It keeps them safe from the local wildlife and please pack out their waste—all the way to a trash can. Poop bag tree ornaments are not the type of decoration we’re going for.
  • No one likes being followed and neither does the local wildlife. Observe all wildlife from a distance, pursuing them only makes them feel stressed and defensive.

Please check out these informative PDFs from WildSafeBC

  • With so many wonderful trails already created, there’s no need to venture beyond. Be sure to stick to trails and walk in the middle of the trail—even if it’s wet, muddy, slushy or icy—to avoid erosion and damage to trailside plants. By sticking to these areas and camping in designated campgrounds, you’re helping natural areas stay natural.
  • Even though shortcuts can be tempting, please don’t take them. A few extra strides on the path will protect plants—the home of the true locals.
  • Make sure to wear sturdy footwear—like insulated, waterproof hiking boots—so you can always stick to the trail, particularly when trails are wet and muddy.

  • Chances are you’re not out in nature to people watch, so try out lesser-known public paths and sites.
  • Be considerate when passing others on the trails and yield to the uphill hiker and biker—they need the momentum.
  • Keep noise to a minimum when near others on the trail and let nature’s sounds prevail.