Pacific Rim Region
Leave civilization behind, then find it again in surprising, inspiring, active-or-relaxed fashion on Canada’s far left coast. Explore the deepwater ocean inlet and wild places of the Alberni Valley, the nation’s highest waterfall included. Then navigate an exciting, twist-and-turn road that leads to the fabled surfing beaches and dense coastal rainforest of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.
Outdoorsy types with a yen for fresh air and sublime creature comforts make the full trek from the Island’s east coast. Reel in a quota of salmon on charter sports fishing outings. Take a train trip back in time to the heyday of the forestry industry. Kayak to islands. View migrating whales. And learn to ride the waves at a surf school. At the end of long, tuned in days in nature, dream deep in acclaimed resorts, casual vacation lodgings or in a tent alongside river, lake or ocean.
International travellers and urban escapees from Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle can have it all here: the trails, lakes and mountain bike routes of the interior; waterways renowned for their motherlode of salmon; the ancient secrets and mysteries of the coastal rainforest; and the salty tang and seasonally changing magnificence of the open Pacific.
The trip from the Central Island’s eastern coastline leads first to Port Alberni, a deepwater inland port with a growing eco-tourism industry rooted in its long history as a salmon fishing capital. Shop, dine and learn at the Maritime Discovery Centre while lingering in this unpretentious and friendly town’s Harbour Quay area. Fishing, hiking, golf, geocaching and mountain biking are all within minutes of town.
The scenic Pacific Rim Highway (Hwy #4) continues northwest on twisting two-lane blacktop across the Island’s central mountain range to the Pacific coast. Not far past Port Alberni, swim and picnic at Sproat Lake, traditional home to the world’s largest flying boats, the now-decommissioned Martin Mars water bombers.
Another 90 or so minutes of Instagram-worthy drivetime takes you to the Island’s remote west
coast (although the trip can take much longer when pausing at scenic viewpoints or for rock climbing adventures). Take a left to Ucluelet (pronounced you-clue-let), a “safe harbour” (in the First Nations translation of the word) for boats and visitors alike with its restaurants, lodgings, adventure guides, aquarium and breathtaking coastal trail. Veering right leads to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and onward to the sandy beaches, art galleries and locally owned restaurants in lively Tofino. Tour the botanical gardens, paddle over to Meares Island (home to a remarkable stand of old-growth cedar), try yoga on the beach and master a stand-up paddleboard.
Top Things to See & Do
- Ride the Alberni Valley Railway steam train.
- Experience living history with a cast of costumed characters at McLean Mill, a 1920’s-era working steam sawmill.
- Fishing > The Pacific Rim region boasts some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing.
- Walk Ucluelet’s spectacular Wild Pacific Trail, highlighted by such stops as Amphitrite Lighthouse, Rocky Bluffs and the Ancient Cedars loop.
- Ucluelet Aquarium is a family must-visit with its touch tanks, kids’ summer programs and interactive exhibits dedicated to marine biodiversity.
- Surf & SUP School > Hang ten with the locals after professional lessons on Tofino’s surf beaches.
- Play footsie with the surf at Long Beach and marvel at the massive pieces of driftwood deposited during storm season.
- Hang with the marine sciences crowd and sit in on public programs at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.
- Storm Watching > Some rate the wet, wild winters as the Pacific Rim’s coziest and most exciting season.
- Schedule visits for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival (welcoming back migrating gray whales in March) and Feast Tofino (a boat-to-table seafood celebration in May).
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort. Your relaxation destination on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. Modern comfort set in breathtaking ocean side wilderness. Come and explore all the Ucluelet has to offer and enjoy the amenities available at Black Rock. Pool, Hot Tubs, Spa and wonderful dining in the restaurant or lounge.
Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Pacific Sands Beach Resort boasts Tofino’s only Deluxe all Suite Ocean view and Beachfront accommodation with Vancouver Island’s finest and most comfortable, fully equipped suites and Beach Houses. Located beach-front on Spectacular Cox Bay the resort sits on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park, a short scenic drive from Long Beach as well as the charming, seaside village of Tofino – famous for local culture and artisans. Built on family romance and fun, guests have revered and returned to Pacific Sands for decades. From smores and board-games around the gazebo, to surfing adventures and boardwalk strolls to Pettinger Point, it’s a hot bed of history and memories.
Breathe in the intoxicating ocean air as you relax on your private deck. Enjoy home-cooked meals from your fully-equipped kitchen or venture out to a variety of restaurants for local flavours. Renowned for year round fun, explore summer fishing, whale-watching and golf, winter storm watching, and all season beachcombing.
Beachfront and OceanView All-Suite Tofino Accommodations
Part beach house, part full-service luxury, Pacific Sands Beach Resort offers beach front and ocean view accommodations from fully-equipped, family-friendly kitchens to cozy fireplaces, relaxing hot tubs, social BBQ areas and more, our Tofino accommodation takes easy, seaside living to new heights and sights with jaw-dropping, panoramic views steps from the surf.
Ranging from 520 to 1,400 square feet, choose from a wide range of suites and beach houses to suit your romantic, family or group wants and needs. Check out our accommodation choices at: http://www.pacificsands.com/accommodation/rates.php
Pacific Storm– Go wild this winter at Pacific Sands Beach resort with our value-packed Pacific Storm Watching package at its best.
Pacific Escape – When fresh air and the tranquil melody of the surf bekons in Tofino, escape to Pacific Sands Beach Resort to relax and recharge; complete with wine and Sobo dinner upon arrival
Pacific Surf– featuring Surf Sister, an accredited surf school with BCASI certified instructors. Enjoy world class surfing right at your door-step. From beginner to advanced, Surf Sister delivers a safe, fun experience for all ages.
Pacific Fishing – We have teamed with Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing to create the pacific Fishing package for you to experience the thrill of the catch
Pacific Adventure –Watch majestic black bears roam the ocean shores from the safety of a boat. Hang out with whale pods from the comfort of an enclosed cruiser with outdoor viewing deck or an exciting zodiac. And don’t be surprised when a friendly seal joins you on your kayaking tour. Choose your quest, bring your camera and leave the rest to us.
Pacific Romance – From sunsets and storms to surf and solitude, Pacific Sands Beach Resort revels in romance with a resort package you’re going to love.
We’re turning up the heat with our Pacific Romance Package, perfect for passionate getaways and heavenly honeymoons. Enjoy a sunset stroll to Pettinger Point and reconnect. Toast by the fire and relax. Take a new look at romance from our beach-front perspective.
There’s so much to do at Pacific Sands Beach Resort. Resort Activities include:
- Sunset Trail Boardwalk through the rainforest
- Beachcombing and tidal pools on Cox Bay
- Kid’s Camps during Spring Break, Easter & July/August
- Beachside BBQ – Wed & Sat in July/August
- Gazebo BBQ and fire pit
- Surf fun with beach toys
- Games and puzzles
- 500+ DVD Library
- Daily surf lessons spring, summer and fall
- Easy rider & Children’s bike rentals, May to October
- Guided interpretive walks
For parents looking to enjoy some worry free one-on-one time, we’re also pleased to provide babysitting and childcare.
Visit our website: www.pacificsands.com to check our rates and availability.
Jamie’s Whaling Station
In 2012, Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres celebrated an amazing 30 years! … and we’re excited about the next 30!
Jamie Bray, the original and current owner, pioneered the art of the whale watching industry on Vancouver Island. Since 1982 the company has grown to encompass the original Whaling Wharf- our Jamie’s Adventure Station in Tofino, and in 2000 established the harbour-front hub of Jamie’s Adventure Station in Ucluelet. But Jamie’s is more than just whales – we’re your ticket to the real west coast- fostering partnerships with many local operators to offer a range of adventure options for all ages and interests, making us a one-stop resource for whale watching, bear watching, tours to Hot Springs Cove and Meares Island, kayaking, scenic flights, hiking, sunset cruises and more!
Jamie’s has the largest, most varied fleet of whale/wildlife tour vessels on the west coast.
- Two large 65′ cruisers for whale watching tours. Each accommodating up to 49 (and 46) passengers of all ages. Heated indoor seating, outdoor upper and lower viewing decks, washroom, liquor-license, snack bar (free coffee, tea & hot chocolate), wheelchair accessibility
- A large 45′ high-speed custom-built, covered zodiac-style vessel specifically for bear watching, accommodating up to 40 passengers, with indoor seating, outdoor viewing deck, washroom
- A 35′ covered cruiser for tours to Hot Springs Cove, for up to 12 passengers, washroom, back deck and kayak transportation racks
- Five 29′, 12-passenger state-of-the-art, high-speed zodiac-style vessels (RHIBs) for whale watching and private charters.
Over 45 west coast residents make up our crew of professionals each year, the majority of which are dedicated employees that have been here from 5 to 25 years. Together with their families this represents approximately 3% of the population of Tofino & Ucluelet combined. In this way, we consider ourselves to be a family-run, family-oriented business. Jamie’s prioritizes extensive certification to ensure our crew are always trained and equipped with the highest standards of safety and service. The Jamie’s crew are all passionate about life on the water and proud of the unique and inspiring west coast experiences we are fortunate to share with the thousands of visitors, and locals, we see each year.
Wildlife research, rescue and education are also an important and vital part of the big picture. We are proud to recognize that since 1997, with the help of our patrons, we have raised and donated over $700,000 to non-profits such as: Pacific Wildlife Foundation, Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society, Raincoast Education Society, West Coast Bear Aware, North Island Wildlife Recovery Center, Ucluelet Coast Guard Auxiliary, Ucluelet Aquarium, and various other independent projects. Jamie’s $2 per passenger research fee, added to all of our fares, will be collected well into the future to ensure continued support of these non-profit organizations.
It has been an amazing 30 years in business and Jamie and the crew are eager to continue sharing our passion for the west coast and its wild inhabitants for many years to come.
Call Jamie’s today and ask about our special offers at 1-800-667-9913.
What in the WILD do you want to do?
Majestic Ocean Kayaking
Paddle the Pacific Rim of Vancouver Island, BC and have an adventure of a lifetime with Majestic Ocean Kayaking! Explore tiny islands, quiet coves, and camp on white sandy beaches. Watch for whales, eagles, bears and abundant ocean life. Our certified professional sea kayak guides will share their extensive knowledge of the rich natural and cultural history of the west coast.
We offers a wide variety of all-inclusive kayaking adventure tours, ranging from day trips in Ucluelet, Tofino, Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to our unique multi-day tours to the Broken Group Islands, Clayoquot Sound, and the Deer Group Islands. We also offer kayak rentals and instruction from our kayaking centre in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Our home is also here in Ucluelet, a quiet fishing village located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Ucluelet is the gateway to the paddlers paradise of Barkley Sound; a spectacular area that features the Broken Group Islands Unit of the Pacific Rim National Reserve and the Deer Group Islands. The vast wilderness and ancient temperate rainforests of Clayoquot Sound lie to our north west. With its abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Barkley Sound and Clayoquot Sound offer unforgettable kayaking on Vancouver Island.
We are best known for our personalized service and attention to detail. Everyone who arrives as a guest, leaves as a friend of Tracy & Ted Eeftink (owners) and their fantastic team.
Our Vancouver Island kayaking tours include the use of top of the line double and single fiberglass kayaks from Nimbus and Seaward. We provide all kayaking and camping equipment and serve hearty, homemade food to our kayakers using locally sourced ingredients and our tried and trusted recipes.
Come and experience kayaking the west coast of Vancouver Island. Explore the pristine wilderness of the national park, encounter the wildlife that share our beautiful west coast home, embrace our passion for kayaking and the natural world.
In British Columbia kayaking is the best you will find anywhere in the world, especially if you visit the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Our guides are exceptional. They come from a variety of professions and backgrounds and each bring a real passion for kayaking and exploring the west coast.
All of our guides are certified with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia and are trained in wilderness first aid and safety procedures specific to our operation. All guides are experienced outdoor leaders, skilled in kayaking, back country travel, and responsible environmental practices with an abundance of knowledge on the area, history and wildlife. Our guides each have a remarkable sense of pride in their leadership abilities.
You can also savour the taste of local cuisine from our own kitchen. The food on our trips is nutritious and varied. We use local and organic products as much as possible to support both the environment and the economies of local communities. Your guides will prepare a variety of tasty meals with recipes developed and tested by Tracy and prepared by the team in Majestic Ocean Kayaking kitchen. Tracy has always enjoyed feeding people and is very conscientious about the quality of ingredients that we serve our guests. Homemade cookies, cakes and desserts are served every day and are baked in Tracy’s kitchen. Having the food prepared and packaged in our clean kitchen ensures the health of the food and makes it easier for the guide to spend more time with the guests. Guests will not be left sitting around waiting long periods of time for meals to be served on the kayaking trip.
Wild Whales • Bears • Kayaking • Hot Springs – All with ‘Remote’ – quality Tofino adventures since 1986. Cruise the open Pacific or visit quiet-water inlets • Zodiac or 32’ all-weather cabin vessel • All gear provided for comfort and safety • plus Rainforest walk on Meares Island “Big Tree Trail” – great for families! Multi-tour Discounts • CAA/AAA • Lodging + Tour Packages available March to October • Toll Free Canada & U.S. 1-888-439-3396
Tofino is remarkable any time of year. Summer days are full of fishing and exploring; Autumn is a photographer and foodie paradise. Winter affords you a front-row seat to the edge of the world during powerful storms. And Tofino rejuvenates in Spring; celebrating the return of the grey whales, shorebirds, black bears, and the renewed vibrancy of the rainforest. Come create your own reality here. Come be awed by the force of nature in Tofino.
The Whale Centre located in Tofino, BC offers whale, bear, bird and Hot Springs tours. You will have an opportunity to see Grey Whales, Humpbacks, Orcas, Sea Otters, Black Bears, Eagles and many other marine species. Our friendly, experienced staff is committed to providing you with an exceptional wildlife experience.
The Alberni Valley is the ultimate retreat for people who love the outdoors. Already a prized fishing destination (we’re known as “the Salmon Fishing Capital of the World”!), the Alberni Valley is also home to a host of stimulating outdoor activities to tempt every interest. Whether on land or in the water, you’ll find yourself making memories to last a lifetime the Alberni Valley. We can’t wait to welcome you!
Hot summer days and strong afternoon breezes make the Alberni Valley a mecca for water enthusiasts. Get your toes wet in one of Canada’s best water playgrounds!
WINDSURF Due to strong afternoon winds, the Valley is becoming a haven for windsurfing.
KAYAK Rent a kayak or dip your own into the Alberni Inlet, or, if you prefer fresh water, try out the warm summertime water of Sproat Lake.
DIVE The Alberni Valley has some amazing shore dive spots near Port Alberni including a Chinese Immigrant Ship Wreck. Calm waters and great visibility bring divers from all over the world.
FISH Port Alberni was designated as the World Fishing Network’s first “Ultimate Fishing Town 2010.” Anglers can find an abundance of both river and ocean fishing in the Alberni Valley.
CRUISE Enjoy the stunning scenery of Barkley Sound aboard the working freighter M.V. Frances Barkley.
If you prefer to keep your feet on terra firma while you play, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Cycle, run, hike, golf – all with the spectacular backdrop of the Alberni Valley.
BIKE Mountain bikers make a bee-line for the Valley for the excellent biking circuits, including a fair share of winding, ultra-challenging routes. Want a toned down ride? There’s plenty of choice for that too.
GOLF We offer two gorgeous golf courses to suit a variety of styles and levels of expertise.
HIKE If you are after a flat easy path for a wheelchair or a rigorous vertical climb to a local peak, we have it; and lots in between! A must-see for everyone is the legendary Cathedral Grove in nearby MacMillan Park.
SIGHTSEE Catch a demonstration of old-time logging techniques at McLean Mills National Historic Site.
RIDE Hop aboard one of Vancouver Island’s last working steam trains and take a scenic ride through the Valley.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Up for a less physical adventure? We have those too! Here are just a handful of the ways you can spend your days during your visit.
- See the World’s Largest Flying Boat ever used operationally
- Wander through the fascinating galleries in the Arts District, or shop at Harbour Quay.
- Visit one of the valley’s two wineries and enjoy a glass of local chardonnay or merlot as the sun sets on another perfect day.
It’s all within your reach when you visit the Alberni Valley.
PLACES TO STAY
The accent is on welcoming when you stay in the Valley. These great hotel choices offer you all the comfort and amenities you need when you’re on vacation – let us look after you!
Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel
Howard Johnson Hotel
In addition to these hotels, you also have a choice of motels and B&Bs in town, plus resorts away from it all. Whatever your taste in accommodation, the Alberni Valley has something just right for you for your next visit.
For more information, stop by the Alberni Valley Visitor’s Centre at 2533 Port Alberni Highway, or visit our website:
Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing
18 Years of Great Fishing, Great Service and Great Fun!
Not only is Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing the #1 Rated Tour on TripAdvisor, we continue to be the trusted and proven industry leader for Sport fishing in Tofino. Our experienced guide team have spent countless hours on the water, our fleet of vessels are equipped with top of the line gear and electronics, and our commitment to meeting our guests’ expectations continues to be our top priority. We strive to provide safe, productive and fun fishing excursions for all experience levels and group sizes. Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing primarily focuses on Salmon and Halibut offshore excursions, however we also specialize in ocean fly-fishing and inshore light tackle Salmon fishing. For the anglers who enjoy Freshwater fishing, we also offer fully outfitted “walk and wade” trips on select river systems.
Bringing your own boat to Tofino? Drop by our Full Service Tackle shop on your way into Tofino for the local updates, and the most effective gear for our area. New to fly fishing? We offer casting lessons on the beach that can be combined with an afternoon on the water to test your newly honed skills. Feeling adventurous? Ask us about our new heli-fishing options to some breathtaking locations and great Steelhead and Trout fishing! Are you the only one in the family who wants to go fishing? We help arrange shared charters. Without a doubt, Clayoquot Ventures is the #1 resource for fishing in Tofino.
Clayoquot Ventures has hosted private charters for ardent anglers and novices alike for over 17 years, offering full day and ½ day fully guided and outfitted fishing charters as well as multi-day fishing and accommodation packages. Corporate and family groups are all welcome, and we will gladly customize a package just for you, with a suitable facility.
Salmon & Halibut Fishing Excursions. Chrome bright Chinook and Coho Salmon, powerful Halibut and plentiful Bottom-fish species make up the bounty of your fishing experience with us. We often travel a short distance offshore from Tofino, where our area offers B.C.’s most consistent early season fishery for Salmon and Halibut. Our inshore areas offer a year round Salmon fishery, but the prime fishing season runs May to October.
Inshore Saltwater Light Tackle Fishing Excursions – Experience an exhilarating battle with truly “Wild” Pacific Salmon, while enjoying the scenic and pristine landscape of world famous Clayoquot Sound. Just minutes from the dock, the protected inshore waters of Clayoquot Sound provide an ideal habitat for travelling and feeding Salmon. Accessible year round, the prime Fishing Season runs June to October.
Saltwater Fly-fishing Excursions – Your pursuit of acrobatic Coho Salmon, Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout and various species of Bottom fish will test your skill with a fly rod and reel. Clayoquot Ventures Tofino Fishing has specialized in this unique and popular fishery for nearly 20 years, in all aspects from hosting TV shows to creating some of the most productive fly patterns for the area. The prime fishing season runs late June to early October.
Afternoon Marine Experience/Eco Tour – Witness nesting Bald Eagles and Sea Otters in the Kelp. Learn how to troll for Salmon or jig for Bottom-fish, then check the traps for Dungeness Crabs. Whether your passion is the great opportunities for Photography or getting a little closer to nature, this private tour will create great memories of your Tofino experience. April – October
Freshwater Excursions – Only the pristine beauty of these quiet little lakes and small coastal streams parallel the fantastic Steelhead, Trout and Fall Salmon fishing that await you! Prime fishing season is March thru November for these catch and release oriented excursions.
A premier tour company offering guaranteed whale watching, bear watching, coastal hot spring tours, Meares Island walk & custom private charters. Comfortable state of the art cabin vessels & large zodiac with washrooms. Free parking, gallery & espresso bar. Book online before June 1st & receive a 10% discount. Readers choice award – Voted #1 charter company for six years.
Long Beach Lodge Resort
Luxury oceanfront resort on the expansive sandy beach of Cox Bay; relaxed inspirational West Coast setting & award winning architecture. Iconic Great Room with oceanview dining room & lounge. Two types of accommodation: beachfront Lodge rooms or self-contained, 2 bedroom Rainforest Cottages. Pet friendly accommodation available. The Surf Club is our adventure centre offering on-site surf /sup lessons & rentals, Marine Adventures on our new heated charter vessel, and luxurious post-adventure spa-like facilities.
Long Beach Lodge Resort is set amongst the native coastal vegetation and takes full advantage of the expansive sandy beach and the open ocean with wild west coast surf… in fact it is one of the few Tofino hotels that can claim such a spectacular locale. Come view Tofino’s biggest waves from the comfort and warmth of our Great Room and partake in some of our award-winning cuisine!
The Resort is for the traveller who prefers first-class service in a relaxed, informal setting. Choose accommodation in the beach front Lodge (41 rooms), most rooms with spectacular ocean views, gas fireplaces, double soaker tubs & balconies. Or retreat to a tranquil, 2 bedroom Rainforest Cottage (20 Cottage) with full kichen, living room, fireplace and outdoor patio hot tub. Our cottages are ideal for families, two couples or extended stays.The warm and welcoming interiors utilize natural colours, fabrics and textures. Each of the guest rooms include luxurious bathroom amenities, bathrobes, cozy duvets, and waterproof rain jackets and umbrellas.
The Great Room
The Lodge is home to the Great Room which is a central focus of this Tofino Resort – a gathering place for guests with its massive granite fireplace and post and beam construction. Sink into an overstuffed chair, put your feet up, and gaze out to the crashing surf and lighthouse beyond.
The Surf Club & Marine Adventures
The Surf Club Centre is our adventure booking centre… come chat with us and let us know what you are after. We are happy to customize your experience whether it be a private on-site surf lesson or a marine adventure on our brand new charter vessel which seats 12 guests in comfort, has a heated cabin, full washroom facilities and for the exclusive use of Lodge guests. Come explore our pristine marine environment with our captain and in-house naturalist—incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.
Long Beach Lodge is the only Tofino hotel or resort that offers an on-site surf school with full equipment rentals, luxurious apres surf facilities including showers, change rooms, lockers, hot tub & sauna, and Marine Adventure charter service. The Surf Club is a one-of-a-kind facility and a first in Canada that will set a new standard for the surfing world. This spa-like facility is open during the day to all visitors to the Tofino area who wish to experience the professional, customized surf instruction of the Resort’s Surf Club. During the evening Resort guests have exclusive access to the facilities.
The Surf Club Centre also provides stand up paddleboard (SUP) lessons and equipment rentals, and houses a gift shop and cappuccino bar with outdoor patio seating.
On Canada’s wild west coast, you can visit the edge of an island both ancient with history and young in energy. Visit with whales, bears, eagles, and rainforest creatures. Storm watch, surf, kayak, hike and fish where the mountains reach the sea. Wander Vancouver Island’s beaches and clifftop trails right from your motel, cabin, resort or B&B. Ucluelet, BC is a world class destination.
The area is famous for having some of the largest stands of old-growth red cedar in the region and is just minutes away from Long Beach, BC, the longest stretch of sandy beach on Vancouver Island’s west coast. You can spend days exploring the beaches and trails of Ucuelet and Pacific Rim National Parks’ beaches and trails.
The Cabins at Terrace Beach, Ucluelet
Welcome to The Cabins.
It would be a pleasure to host you and your family during your stay here on the west coast. Your stay at the cabins will provide you the opportunity to experience the true coastal way of life, cabins style’ which is of course ‘check-In & chill out..:) no matter what the catalyst which moves U2 this beautiful place we genuinely welcome you and hope that you will take the time to explore and make memories of your own from edge to edge on this beautiful peninsula.
We invite you to spend a few night & days or a couple of weeks with us; make the cabins your home base for exploration and adventure. Surround yourself with the history of ancient rain forests and the wilderness of the wind-swept coastal region of Vancouver Island’s west coast. Kayak around the Broken Group Islands, learn to surf at Long Beach, experience the excitement of whale watching or the awesome power of a storm. Enjoy all the many trails and beaches, there are activities to suit all levels and interests.
Located in Ucluelet at Terrace Beach right at the start of the Wild Pacific Trail and Amphitrite point lighthouse just south of the pacific rim national park, world famous long beach, Clayoquot sound and Tofino; and just north of the Broken Group Islands and Barkley sound. walk the wild pacific trail, visit Tofino, Clayoquot sound, the broken group islands and Pacific Rim National Park. Long Beach is only 15 minutes away. Ride a surf board or kayak in Barkley sound, whatever you choose to do, make the cabins your home base on the west coast.
The wild pacific trail that joins our ocean front cabins, the gazebo on terrace beach, the boardwalks that join he-tin-kis park trail, the boardwalk on top of the pilings, formally know as roots lodge where our surf lofts are located are for all of our guests to enjoy.
Canada’s vast and awe-inspiring wilderness, along with the wildlife, and recreational opportunities that abound, have long been accessed by the ubiquitous Canadian Lodge.
On the furthest reaches of Canada’s rugged West Coast, guests seek refuge from the elements and experience the ancient wild coast within the rustic luxury of the Lodge at the Cabins. Nestled amongst old growth forest and the weather-worn rock and driftwood of Terrace Beach, the Lodge embodies both a timeless aesthetic and modern coastal comforts.
Guests are greeted with a deep burgundy hug of the curving grand spiral staircase envelops them in the lodge’s characteristic warmth. Gumboots and slickers left in the foyer, guests continue up to the Great Room, the true heart of the Lodge.
Exclusive views of Terrace Beach define the Great room. Framed by these floor-to-ceiling vistas, the fireplace, finished in local stone, invites one in to the comfort and familiarity of an intimate living space. Below the expansive windows, cushioned window seats provide a perfect perch from which to take in the impressive natural setting. Luxurious textures, vibrant colour and pattern create a rich backdrop to the outdoors while calming neutrals bridge the rustic luxury with a modern sensibility. An honesty of material, and fine Canadian craftsmanship are visible in furnishings and millwork and along with local artwork emphasize the uniquely Canadiana experience.
No retreat would be complete without a place to grab a well deserved drink after a busy day, and this detail has not been missed; a raw cedar slab salvaged from Barclay Sound offers a distinctly “West Coast” gathering place. Here storms are weathered, hot toddy in hand, tall tales of fish caught and waves ridden shared over frosty pints.
Come explore the West Coast!
Wya Point Resort
Wya Point Resort is an ideal retreat for couples and families offering luxurious lodge accommodations, rustic eco yurts and a family-friendly campground. Sister businesses Wya Surf Shop and Cafe and Kwisitis Feast House also welcome Resort guests. With direct access to pristine private beaches, the area’s newest resort sits amongst 600 acres of old growth forest, located on an old village site of the Ucluth First Nation. Always striving to provide memorable guest experiences, the Wya Point Resort was honoured with the 2014 Outstanding Accommodation Award by Aboriginal Tourism BC as well as a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
Whiskey Landing Lodge
Located on the historic waterfront in the heart of Ucluelet, BC, the Whiskey Landing Lodge design, using native cedar, post and beam construction, rock and glass is a tribute to the local culture and West Coast’s natural beauty. The 15 beautiful suites offer an ideal base for your adventure – fishing charters, whale and wildlife tours, hiking, kayaking and surfing, or simply relaxing in this pristine environment.
Guest rooms at Whiskey Landing Lodge, featuring studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, include modern stainless kitchen, jetted soaker tub, fireplace and water views. Comfortable sofa sleepers allow for expanded occupancy with family and friends.
The Original Tofino Surf Shop. Family Owned & Operated for 30 Years. Sales Rental Lessons. Fun for Everyone!
Golf Vancouver Island
GOLF VANCOUVER ISLAND IS A CENTRAL RESERVATIONS SERVICE FOR GOLF PACKAGES, VACATIONS AND TEE TIMES on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail.
Golf Vancouver Island is your “one-stop shop” for Island Golf Getaways and Vacations. From airfares and ferry reservations to tee times, accommodations and even après golf activities, they take care of it all!
Owned and operated by the golf courses on Vancouver Island, consumers save time and money, while choosing from 10 golf courses and 5 accommodation options on the internationally renowned Vancouver Island Golf Trail. Golf Vancouver Island provides complimentary information, vacation planning assistance and reservations for Vancouver Island golf vacations.
The Vancouver Island Golf Trail, a 250 kilometre golf trail of Pacific paradise from Victoria to Campbell River, awaits golfers on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, including designs by renowned architects Jack and Steve Nicklaus, Les Furber, Graham Cooke and Bill Robinson – making for “plenty of gold medal worthy golf” according to GOLF Magazine. There are 10 destination golf courses on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, and from South to North include…Olympic View, Highland Pacific, Bear Mountain Resort Mountain and Valley Courses, Arbutus Ridge, Cowichan, Fairwinds, Pheasant Glen, Crown Isle and Storey Creek.
Please visit www.GolfVancouverIsland.ca for further information on the Vancouver Island Golf Trail courses, packages, instant quotes, transportation, golf tips, photo galleries, and much more! Ask for the EXCLUSIVE Tourism Vancouver Island referral offer to save $50 pp!
Salmon Eye Charters
Salmon Eye Charters works from two locations:
Here you have the largest feeding grounds for salmon and halibut in British Columbia and Alaska. Ucluelet is ideally situated to access these feeding grounds and we are so confident you will have good success that we offer a 50lbs a day guarantee on all 3 day Silver and Gold packages during the summer season. Our guides are extremely good at catching fish as well as making your time on the boat a ton of fun. We have heated 27-29ft sport fishing boats that are set up for the best comfort with large heated cabins as well as a large decks. Having a large open cabin is important for visibility when fishing in close to shore as well as anchoring for halibut. Check out our past fishing reports with pictures to see what others have caught.
We offer 2-6 day fishing packages that include accommodation, fishing, vacuum packing and freezing and one nice seafood dinner. We make booking a trip here extremely easy and you will look like a hero when your friends arrive and experience the fishing.
Victoria is one of the best places on Vancouver Island to fish during the spring months for salmon and halibut. Halibut fishing is pretty consistent during most of the winter and gets better in the spring. Chinook salmon fishing usually starts picking up in February and we fish here until May 15.
Oak Bay Marine Group
Our celebrated fishing lodges and resorts are located in stunning, oceanfront locations on Vancouver Island and Quadra Island. We invite you to experience an unforgettable adventure with us.
A legendary fishing lodge, a gateway to nature. This is Painter’s Lodge. Upon the shores of Vancouver Island’s Campbell River, on the banks of Discovery Passage, lies the illustrious Painter’s Lodge. Welcoming nature and fishing enthusiasts from all corners of the world, it’s a place for adventure, a spot to relax, and a retreat to experience the wilderness. A guided fishing trip, a tour of the wildlife, a whale-watching expedition – choose your own adventure. Or simply relax. Garden view, oceanfront, or a cabin in the woods – find an accommodation option that suits you. And be spoiled in an unspoiled wilderness.
APRIL POINT RESORT & SPA
Tucked away in a pocket of pristine British Columbia lies April Point Resort & Spa. On the shores of Quadra Island, our vacation resort is surrounded by the waters of Discovery Passage and Gowlland Harbour, set against the backdrop of the majestic Coastal Mountains. Experience serenity, charm, and wonder in our gardens, on a kayak, or from our restaurant deck that is perched right over the ocean. Find luxury in the great outdoors at our Aveda Spa. Or set your sights wilder on a Zodiac Wildlife Adventure Tour or fishing trip. At a resort where ocean views aren’t optional, discover what it means to be present in a moment.
CANADIAN PRINCESS FISHING LODGE & MARINE ADVENTURES
On the rugged shores of Ucluelet near the most spectacular beaches on Canada’s west coast, The Canadian Princess Lodge is a base for all things wild. The west coast of Vancouver Island, the very core of the Pacific Rim, draws anglers, adventurers, surfers, explorers, and hikers to its beautifully rough setting. And our celebrated lodge is at its centre.
Sleep in our rustic dwellings on shore. We’ve got you and your group covered in rooms with two beds or loft rooms with four. Warm hospitality, comfortable accommodations. That’s all you need when the great outdoors beckon.
Use The Canadian Princess as your base for the ultimate west coast adventure. The endless rolling waves of Long Beach are right next door, and more beaches, including Cox Bay and Chesterman, are nearby. This is British Columbia’s surfing Mecca, in the heart of the majestic Pacific Rim National Park. At our doorstep is renowned Wild Pacific Trail, guiding you through the heart of the rainforest at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Beach comb, walk, cycle, kayak, find local artwork – there’s plenty to do in this breathtaking part of the world.
Call us now 1-800-663-7090.
PEDDER BAY RV RESORT & MARINA
Welcome to Vancouver Island’s premier RV resort and Marina located just 40 minutes from downtown Victoria. Enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of the area against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountain Range and the Race Rocks Marine Reserve. Pedder Bay offers full service marina facilities including a fuel dock, three-lane boat launch ramp, boat rentals and guided fishing charters, gear rental, a tackle shop and lots more!
Ocean Village is nestled comfortably on beautiful MacKenzie Beach, minutes from the picturesque village of Tofino. Our property is ideally located for guests to enjoy all of the activities this breathtaking area has to offer. Enjoy unobstructed views and direct beach access from your oceanfront cabin. Renovated and updated for maximum comfort, our iconic “beehive” cabins are affordable, family oriented and pet-friendly. Our cabin styles are available in single-story one and two bedroom units or upper and lower studios. Each cabin features:
- Private bathroom with a shower and full size tub
- Full kitchen including all dishes, cookware and organic fair-trade coffee
- Bed linens and towels
- Private entrance
- Private patio and picnic table or private balcony
- Breathtaking panoramic views of MacKenzie Beach
Along with the breathtaking vista, guests at the resort have access to many services and facilities at Ocean Village. Amenities include:
- Swimming Pool
Take a dip in our 20 x 50-foot indoor pool, and warm up in the adjacent hot tub. An outdoor hot water shower is the perfect spot to take off your wetsuit after a surf.
Each cabin has on-site parking for two vehicles.
- Outdoor Barbecue
A large, common outdoor barbecue area is the place to be for family grilling.
Wash and dry clothes at our coin-operated laundry.
- Handicap Access
Select cabins. Please call our office for details.
- Wireless Access
We offer free WiFi access to all guests. (As with anywhere in Tofino, our wireless signal is not always the strongest)
Waters Edge Shoreside Suites
Water’s Edge Shoreside Suites is the only property with access to both the serene Ucluelet Inlet & the active Marina from every suite! The peaceful harbour suites are located on a private island joined by a causeway and just minutes from Vancouver Island’s #1 top rated; Wild Pacific Trail. Waters Edge is truly the ideal location for discovering the Real West Coast of Ucluelet, Tofino and The Pacific Rim National Park. All major attractions within 15-30 mins from Waters Edge! Guests enjoy spacious private suites featuring west coast decor & full kitchens; the perfect home base for your escape.
Every experience starts with a story. Step into the timeless culture and living history of Vancouver Island’s Aboriginal peoples, and experience their stories, myths and legends through fascinating tours, adventures, art and much more.
Where to Stay
- WYA POINT RESORT
Luxurious oceanfront lodges, yurt glamping. tent and RV camping. Ucluelet.
- CLUXEWE RESORT
Oceanfront cabins in the land of the Kwakiutl people. Port Mcneill.
- TSA-KWA-LUTEN LODGE
Magical place offering ocean views and beachfront cottages. Quadra Island.
Where to Fish
- WALTER’S COVE RESORT
Known for a luxurious setting and incomparable fishing. Kyuquot.
- AUGUST POINT LODGE
Family business and B&B; the perfect gateway to west coast fishing. Zeballos.
What to See and Do
- NAKWAKTO RAPID TOURS
Experience boat tours to the world’s fastest navigable tidal rapids. Port Hardy.
- SEA WOLF ADVENTURES
Up close adventures with grizzlies, whales and Aboriginal culture. Telegraph Cove.
- U’MIST A CULTURAL CENTRE
Discover ancient artifacts in the “Potlatch Collection·. Alert Bay.
- ADVENTURE VILLAGE ISLAND
Experience authentic cultural kayak adventures around Village Island. Telegraph Cove.
- CULTURE SHOCK INTERACTIVE GALLERY
Explore traditional Nusa art forms and storytelling. Alert Bay.
- SIDNEY WHALE WATCHING
Experience Orcas and learn about the Salish Sea’s marine life. Sidney.
- T’ASHII PADDLE SCHOOL
Discover fascinating canoe or SUP tours in the Tla-o-qui-aht territory. Tofino.
- AHTSIK NATIVE ART GALLERY
Up close cultural experiences with First Nations artists. Port Alberni.
- ABORIGINAL JOURNEYS
Immerse yourself in exciting cultural and wildlife-viewing tours. Campbell River.
WestCoast Wild Adventures Ltd.
Eco-educational Adventure Zipline - Zip 6 lines (2 hours) in Ha'uukmin Tribal Park, Tla-o-qui-aht traditional territory. Experience ancient growth rain forest and a narrow sculptured canyon carved deep by rushing clear water.
Flight Seeing - an Eagle eyes view of the big picture.
River Kayaking - monumental wilderness "Grab the Adventure, keep the Memories"
Terrace Beach Resort Ucluelet
Jason Priestley & Family invite you to our beach front resort in Ucluelet, BC. Many units with private hot tubs. All with kitchenettes and fully equipped. Connected to the Wild Pacific Trail. Open all year.
Reef Point Cottages
Vancouver Island's hidden gem, Reef Point Cottages offer an exciting, intimate and self-indulging experience for those who want to explore what British Columbia’s most spectacular and natural landscape has to offer. With clean fresh air, idyllic scenery and breathtaking activities, we are casually situated in the middle of raw nature.
McLean Mill National Historic Site
Experience the sights, smells and sounds of the old days as the steam donkey hauls logs from the woods and the 1925 steam mill cuts them into lumber. Original camp buildings are yours to explore, vintage equipment is working on site and a theatre troupe tells tales from the past. The Steam Pot Café, special mill shop and childrens activities add to the experience. Site is accessible by steam train, vehicle or bicycle.
Maritime Discovery Centre
Port Alberni’s Maritime Discovery Centre, constructed from an actual coastal lighthouse, invites you to experience the rich history of the Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound and Vancouver Island's rugged west coast. Get up close to the working harbour and envision the many changes over time; explore the history of west coast lighthouses and tales of their keepers; learn about the 1964 tsunami that hit Port Alberni and how current research tells us more about the activity of the ocean floor.
Alberni Valley Museum
Excellent community museum with visible storage display system for maximum public access to collections. Explore First Nations culture, early settlement, industrial and maritime history and see unique local folk art and archival photographs. A highlight is the fine examples of local contemporary art. 2012 features special exhibit on the community’s centennial with hands- on childrens’ component.
Canadian Princess Fishing Lodge & Marine Adventures
It’s rugged. It’s wild. It’s fishing at its finest. The Canadian Princess Lodge, on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, sits at the very core of the Pacific Rim on the edge of the iconic broken islands. Our celebrated fishing lodge invites you to experience something unforgettable on these waters rich with salmon, halibut, and bottom fish. This part of British Columbia is known for its surfing, hiking, and wildlife, and we’re your base for exploration and adventure.
Crystal Cove Beach Resort
Nestled among ancient cedars at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, enjoy modern log cabins with spectacular views and all the amenities. From beachfront cabins with private hot tubs, to secluded cabins set in the rainforest, you will be immersed in the beauty that is Clayoquot Sound. For those who prefer to rough it in style, we also offer sixty-nine well treed, private, fully-serviced RV sites only a short walk from the beach.
Crystal Cove Beach Resort is very proud to be a multiple-winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, only awarded to those establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews.
Jamie’s Rainforest Inn
Jamie’s Rainforest Inn sits on 4 acres of old growth rainforest, with trails to private waterfront bird sanctuary on Tofino Inlet. Short drive to town and only 10-minute walk to Chesterman Beach. Restaurant and lounge serving breakfast, lunch
Relic Surf Shop
Relic is Ucluelet's forward thinking Surf Shop and Surf School.
• Knowledgeable Friendly Staff
• Huge Retail Shop (over 2000sqft of shop)
• Large Quality Rental Fleet
• Great Prices, Deals and Sales
• Experienced Surf School
• Come see why people return year after year to Relic!!
Sproat Lake Landing
Fourteen kilometres west of Port Alberni and 100 kilometres east of Tofino on Highway 4, the setting of Sproat Lake Landing combines picturesque, cottage country charm with the rugged attitude the Pacific Rim Highway is famous for. Stay at the Sproat Lake Inn (opening 2015), dine and relax at Drinkwater’s Social House. Enjoy a lake tour on the iconic Drinkwater IV tugboat. Indulge in ice cream, coffee, fresh pastries at Della’s Café and Grocery, your headquarters for convenience and gift items. The on-site Liquor Store offers a full selection of fine wines, spirits, and domestic, imported, craft and premium cold beers.
Lady Rose Marine Services
Cruise spectacular Barkley Sound on the Frances Barkley. Watch for eagles, cormorants and other seabirds. There maybe sea lions or seals insight or you may be lucky enough to see black bear or whales along the way. There are year-round sailings to Bamfield, and June-September sailings for Ucluelet and the Broken Group. You can also rent kayaks, book a stay at our scenic Sechart Lodge in Barkley Sound, or make a reservation for our convenient Sechart-based connector water taxi. Visit our website for full schedule details.
The Hospitality Inn
The Hospitality Inn is located in the heart of Port Alberni and offers a unique blend of comfort, charm and professional service to all of our guests. The Hospitality Inn is a full facility, air conditioned hotel that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Our covered, outdoor, salt water, heated pool and hot tub has been very popular with our guests, as has our fitness facility. You will enjoy our hotel dining room, pub, and the hotels private liquor store. We offer complimentary coffee/tea, local calls, newspaper, outdoor parking, and high speed wireless internet access.
Cable Cove Inn
This charming getaway in picturesque Tofino is located on the shore of Cable Cove, this couples-only hotel offers views of the cove and Tofino Inlet. Perched at the end of the Pacific Ocean, between old growth forest and windswept beaches, this part of Vancouver Island makes exploring an adventure for everyone, whether you're looking for gourmet cuisine, or a trek through a rainforest where the air smells of moss-covered cedar and salt-soaked hemlock. This cozy boutique inn offers 6 rooms with gas fireplaces, 1 room that sleeps four, luxury linens, 1 king size Yurt, all located in downtown Tofino.
China Creek Campground
• 250 sites: open & wooded
• Excellent views
• Children’s playground
• Washrooms & showers
• Laundry facilities
• Large, natural south facing beach
• Eco adventures at your doorstep
• Nearby access to the world class Alberni Inlet Trail
Howard Johnson Port Alberni
We are a nicely appointed 42-room hotel located off River Road (HWY 4 to Ucluelet/Tofino) behind the Petro-Canada Service Station. We are just a one minute walk away from the Fisherman's Harbour, Clutesi Haven Marina and some of the best sport and commercial fishing in Canada and probably the world!