Explore the Pacific Rim
Ucluelet-Long Beach as well as the Pacific Rim National Park are both great places to explore both on foot and by car. With a variety of walking and hiking trails, outdoor adventures and shops and galleries, there’s something for everyone.
Pacific Rim National Park is famous for its variety of beaches. Some are covered with black lava-rock formations, some, like world-famous Long Beach, are covered in a silky sand and stretch for miles. Changing tides create new beachcombing opportunities everyday. For more adventurous people, there are opportunities to surf at Long Beach and other beaches. Several outfitters in the area rent equipment and provide lessons.
The Wild Pacific Trail is a network of paths around Ucluelet tracing the rugged shoreline offering panoramic views of the Broken Group Islands. The trail winds through ancient rainforests, with giant windswept trees, ferns, mosses, nurse logs as well as birds and other forest creatures. Cygnet Cove Suites is situated just a few metres from the trail.
Cathedral Grove on Highway 4 (20 km south of Port Alberni) is also a great place to stop on your way up to Canadian Princess and experience the power of nature. The grove is home to trees over 800 years old and some that are more than 30 feet across.
Long Beach Golf Course
9 hole · par 36 · 3300 yards
rating: 70.5 · slope: 116
This Vancouver Island golf course is scenically situated between Ucluelet and Tofino. Surrounded by the ancient rainforest of Clayoquot Sound to the north and Barkley Sound to the south, the course offers challenging holes set against a beautiful backdrop.
Other Helpful Links
Subtidal Adventures – Whale Watching
The new Ucluelet Aquarium
Aquamarine Adventures – a nature tour company by zodiac
Majestic Ocean Kayaking – a kayaking company just down the street
West Coast Wild Adventures – a flight seeing tour company by seaplane and new zipline
Long Beach Charters – with fishing guide Mike Marriott
Westcoast Fish – with fishing guide Matt Olcen
Ukee Bikes – a bike rental company two blocks away
Relic Surf Shop – a surf lesson & rental shop in town
West Coast Fitness Centre Gym & Pool – perfect for those stormy winter days