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Travel Advisories

Travel Advisories

As a first step in planning your trip to Ucluelet, it’s a good idea to check for travel advisories. Road construction and conditions can change quickly in the region.

COMMUNITY NOTICE

Construction September 19 – October 31, 2022

Peninsula Road – Matterson Drive to Otter Street

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⚠️Alternate Access to Secret Beach Campground and Kayak Launch – September 7 to 14, 2022⚠️
For any visitors accessing the Broken Group Islands by way of Secret Beach Campground and Kayak Launch, please note that the Maggie Lake FSR Branch 01 will be closed between the dates September 7 and September 14 at the 5.9km for a bridge replacement project.
Alternate route will be through the Maggie Lake FSR Branch 4 (AKA: Barkley FSR) off the Port Albion Road.

As we move into a post COVID era, each local visitor and business operates at their comfort level. Some may ask you to wear a mask, and others will give you the option to do whatever is within your comfort level. Have a wonderful time while visiting Ucluelet, knowing we all respect your personal level of comfort

As you plan your trip to the coast, from time to time things happen along the journey. Go to Drive BC events page for the latest updates on road conditions.

Area: Vancouver Island;

Route: Highway 4. Depending on where you are travelling from, consider looking up Highway 19 (North of Nanaimo) and 1 (between Nanaimo and Victoria) on your way to Ucluelet.

*Notice of Road Work*

Tofino-Ucluelet Junction

Starting July 25, be advised of construction and traffic disruptions near the junction and in the Pacific Rim Visitor Center parking lot.  In order to meet growing demand in Tofino, BC Hydro needs to upgrade the power line into town from the Long Beach substation. As part of the upgrade, BC Hydro will be installing underground infrastructure near the
Highway 4 junction. Please expect minor delays as construction will require single-lane alternating traffic.

To ensure the safety of workers, we remind drivers to reduce their speed in construction zones and follow directions from flaggers. We appreciate your understanding while we undertake this important work and apologize for any inconvenience.

WHERE:
From the Long Beach substation to the Highway 4 Junction
WHEN:
July 25 to December 16, 2022
WORKING HOURS:
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CONSTRUCTION IMPACT: BC Hydro EV Charging Station at the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre.

BC Hydro civil construction at the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre will affect access to the EV charging stations at this location. Access to the charging stations at the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre will be intermittent from Monday, August 29th to Friday, September 2nd while BC Hydro crews install underground infrastructure. Please consider using an alternate charging station during this time. Thank you for your patience while we complete this important work.

Please use following links for more information on where to access alternative charging stations:

Pacific Rim Visitor Center – DC Fast Electric Car Charging – 2791 BC-4, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0, Canada – Park – PlugShare

Find every public charging station for electric cars | ChargeHub

If you have any further questions contact Vancouver Island Community Relations vancouverisland@bchydro.com

The Campfire ban has been lifted as of September 20th, 2022; however, the ban on Category 2, and Category 3 open fires is still in place. The following activities are also prohibited:

• Fireworks;
• Sky Lanterns;
• Binary Exploding Targets;
• Burn Barrels or Burn Cages of any size or description; and,
• Air Curtain Burners.

Please see link below for more details:

Ucluelet Outdoor Burning Bylaw.

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire, or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cell phone.

 

 

Before coming to Ucluelet please make sure you’ve booked your accommodations/campsites in advance so you can make the most out of your time in the West Coast. Avoid backroad camping to help us keep the community and forest safe. Thank you!

Find News Release on backroad camping here.