Entries by Laurissa Cebryk

Highway 4 Closures and Summer Travel Tips for Ucluelet 2019

We on the west coast have gotten used to traffic stoppages for road improvements and 2019 is no exception. We will again expect delays getting to our west coast paradise. Check out the details: A stretch of Highway 4 is going to be undergoing major construction again this summer lasting until 2020. A particularly unfriendly […]

History of the Amphitrite Lighthouse

The Amphitrite Lighthouse is a classic sight in Ucluelet. In fact, if you’ve been to Ucluelet, but didn’t go to the lighthouse, it hardly counts as having visited the quaint fishing village on the west coast of Vancouver Island. As peaceful and postcard-perfect as the lighthouse looks, especially as the sun kisses the horizon goodnight, […]

Pacific Rim Whale Festival 2018

For Vancouver Island’s west coast locals, winter might be the ultimate season. It’s not just because they reclaim their stomping grounds from tourists, or because the waves come through with more punch. Part of the reason is because it marks the exciting time of the massive gray whale migration! This is celebrated in a two […]

Whale Watching in Ucluelet, B.C.

As far as the top things to do in Ucluelet go, whale watching is close to number one. Like its neighbour, Tofino, B.C., visitors to Ucluelet can go whale watching nearly year-round. Seeing these creatures close up is an amazing sight! Because it’s such a great thing to do though, you have plenty of decisions […]

Visiting Ucluelet with Your Dog

Endless beaches, heaps of forest trails and plenty of other outdoor activities make Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island an ideal place to bring Rover along for the fun. However, there are plenty of things that need to be considered including accommodation, safety and whether or not your dog will be able to […]

Ten Reasons to Visit Ucluelet in the Winter

Ucluelet is a growing summer vacation spot and yet, some will tell you that winter there is the best time to go. Why would anyone go to one of the rainiest locations on Vancouver Island in the middle of the rainy season? As it turns out, there are plenty of reasons. Find ten of them […]

History of Fishing in Ucluelet

Ucluelet’s history as a fishing village is much older than the town itself. It started with the Nuu-chah-nulth, whose presence on the shores of Ucluelet has been traced back to over four thousand years ago. They were uninterrupted in their way of life, which included fishing for salmon, halibut, cod and shellfish, until the Europeans […]

Ten Day Trips to Take from Ucluelet

Ucluelet is a fantastic destination on its own, and there are plenty of top things to do in the quaint fishing town. However, the west coast of Vancouver Island is home to numerous other activities and places, all within a day’s adventure from Ucluelet. Read on for ten day-trips to take from Ucluelet, B.C. Tofino […]