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The Francis

Boutique Inn in Ucluelet

Things to do in Ucluelet

Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim draws people from all over the globe. Discover the #1 destination for people who want to kayak, whale watch, hike, surf, comb the beaches, bird watch, fish, and experience the unique beauty of Ucluelet… This is the West Coast’s best kept secret!

Whale Watching

Grey whales, orcas, humpbacks and the occasional minke can be seen in the waters surrounding Ucluelet. These magical creatures are awaiting for you to come and discover them on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
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Archipelago Cruises

See the beauty and wildlife of Barkley Sound right in the comfort of the “Raincoast Maiden” boat. Seasoned mariners with decades of experience, Alan and Toddy Landry both warmly welcome you to enjoy the sights of the West Coast on their boat.
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The Wild Pacific Trail

Discover one of the top rated trail on the Pacific Northwest! The Wild Pacific Trail is free, family friendly and accessible year round. All ages from 0 – 100+ will enjoy the stunning ocean views and the towering majestic rainforest that the 9km+ trail weaves itself through. Wheelchair access is proudly available at the Lighthouse Loop area.
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Broken Group Islands

The Broken Group Islands are a pristine untouched archipelago of hundreds of islands within the Barkley Sound and part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve; just 20 mins south of Ucluelet. The area is accessible only by boat, and are consider one of the top sea kayaking destinations in the world.
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Aerial picture of the Broken Group Islands

Fishing Charters in Ucluelet

Halibut, salmon, cod…even BC Spot Prawns and Crab!

Ucluelet IS a world renowned fishing destination. The Pacific Northwest best fishing destination is waiting for you to enjoy it. The love for the sport is evident throughout the community and once you start reeling in one fish after another, you will see why!
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Ucluelet Aquarium

Visit the Ucluelet Aquarium and experience the amazing marine life that inhabits the waters of Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds. Our knowledgeable interpreters explain the mysteries of the sea and our specimens are returned back to the wild. Family friendly; open March to Dec every year.
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Beautiful image of the ocean in Ucluelet during stormwatching season

Storm Watching

Come witness Storm Watching on the West Coast of Canada along the top rated Wild Pacific Trail! Nothing is more exhilarating than the fury of the wind, rain and waves during a winter storm. The raw power of nature has become a fascinating draw for tourists from around the world to Ucluelet. The best time for storm watching is November through March, as gale force winds tear along the coast at over 70km an hour (appx 45mph).
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Pacific Rim National Park

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is a Canadian national park reserve in British Columbia comprising three separate regions: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. Exploration around the west coast has been going on for over a century and the region is rich with history that stretches back thousands of years.

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Picture of Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park

Surfing the Pacific

The water is a cool, yet fairly constant 10°C/50°F, making surfing a year-round activity, with some of the best rides being caught during the winter when the surf is definitely up with a strong, fairly consistent swell. A wetsuit is essential, along with recommended booties, gloves and a hood if you want to spend quality time in the water.
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Kayaking Around Ucluelet

Explore tiny islands and quiet coves, and camp on white sandy beaches. Watch for whales, eagles, bears and abundant intertidal life. Our certified professional sea kayak guides will share their extensive knowledge of the rich natural and cultural history of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
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There Are No Strangers Here

Come stay, be right at home and explore the pristine coastlines and majestic rainforests of Ucluelet, Tofino and The Pacific Rim National Park!
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