No trip to the coast of Vancouver could be complete without a trip to the beautiful areas of Ucluelet. The Tofino Ucluelet airport is one of the main ways that people arrive at this destination, but it’s also possible to get there by car or other means. To some people, this municipality might seem boring and remote, but at a closer look, there are plenty of things that you can do in this area.
Wild Pacific Trail
This has managed to get itself the top spot, according to many websites such as TripAdvisor. It’s not surprise to see why this is such a popular place to visit, and apart from providing a great place to go for a relaxing stroll, it’s a brilliant place to take the kids for a day out too. Many visitors to the area enjoy an invigorating hike along this trail, and if you want to meet new people while visiting Ucluelet, you’ll probably come across many other families and hikers. With good access for disabled visitors, the Wild Pacific Trail is a great place for everyone. It’s not all about hiking and being on the move, however. There are plenty of spots where you can stop for a while and simply take in the breath-taking scenery and nature surrounding you.
For those who are fans of sea life, this aquarium is a must-see when you’re in the area. Although it isn’t the largest aquarium you’ll ever visit, it’s packed with information and things to learn. You can see octopuses, fish and many other forms of marine life at this attraction. With prices starting at just $7 for children, it’s something which is considered very affordable for the whole family to enjoy. The perfect way to get up close and personal with the creatures from under the sea!
Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
If you’ve never seen a lighthouse up close before, this should be on your list of places to visit in Ucluelet. It is one of the most famous landmarks in the area, and if you’re visiting, many travellers recommend setting aside a few hours to pay it a visit. The best time to visit is when the weather is good, so plan your trip around the seasons and what the weather is going to be like. From this point, you can see many of the broken islands out in the Pacific. If you want to explore even further, follow the trail and enjoy a stroll or a faster brisk walk. Apart from the great views which you will experience from this landmark, it’s the ideal spot for bird-watching so don’t forget your binoculars. Fans of nature and plants will be in their element here, and you never know what you might discover next.
No trip to Ucluelet is complete without going on one of the many boat tours which are available. Since the area is known for its close proximity with the ocean and the popular Port Alberni, life on the ocean is something which many of the locals are familiar with. If you’re a keen sailor, you can even look into chartering a yacht and taking to the waters for a few days to experience a whole new world. Among the cruises and day trips which are available are the wildlife cruises. These trips allow visitors to Ucluelet to see sharks, seals, sea lions and other sea creatures up close, and they’re great for children too. Don’t forget when going on any of the boat tours that it’s important to wrap up warm – it’s often very cold at sea!