Dock Talk

5 Fun Activities in Ucluelet

Canadian Princess Resort - March 17, 2014

So, why should you plan a trip to Ucluelet? Because there is simply no place like it in British Columbia. Ucluelet may be a small town, but it is chock-full of exciting activities that are sure to keep you thoroughly entertained throughout your entire vacation.

Here are five fun activities to do in Ucluelet:

Fishing

The waters surrounding Ucluelet are some of the best fishing grounds in all of North America. With plenty of salmon, halibut and bottom fish available, chances are you’ll return to shore with a few good fishing tales to tell your friends.

The Canadian Princess Resort offers guided fishing charters on both larger party-style boats or smaller four person cruisers. We provide all the equipment you need as well as wealth of local fishing knowledge. If you’re looking to fish in Ucluelet there’s no better way to do it than with the Canadian Princess Resort.

Whale Watching

Grey and Humback whales frequently pass by Ucluelet and the surrounding areas. For those hoping to get a glimpse of these majestic creatures, the Canadian Princess Resort offers whale watching tours in heated cabin cruisers. These boats include on-board washrooms and hot beverages, letting you get the full whale watching experience in absolute comfort.

Surfing

When you’re thinking of the best surfing hot spots, Vancouver Island might not come to mind. But it should!  Ucluelet in particular has some of the best surfing in Canada, with plenty of big waves and water temperatures that stay around 10°C/50°F.

One of the best surfing locations in the area is Wickaninnish Beach, which is just a 15 minute drive from the Canadian Princess Resort.

Hiking

Not only is there lots to do in Ucluelet, there’s lots to see! Beautiful wilderness and old growth forests make the area perfect for hiking. For those looking for a casual stroll, the Wild Pacific Trail lets you see the best of the local scenery without leaving you too winded. Intermediate hikers can try the Wickaninnish and Nuu-chah-nulth trails, while experienced hikers looking for a real challenge can try the West Coast Trail.

Golf

If you love to golf then you won’t be disappointed in Ucluelet. Long Beach 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.

We hope to see you in Ucluelet sometime soon!