Entries by Laurissa Cebryk

A Day in the Life: Ucluelet, B.C.

Tipping my head back, I finally relaxed and let the sun kiss my face. If there’s any reason to leave work early (although who needs a reason?), this was it. Salt-tinged wind brushed my hair across my closed eyes and I pressed the mouth of a cold bottle of cider to my lips. Bliss. Distant […]

Summer Activities in Ucluelet

The days have finally gotten longer and the summer sun is reaching its warm fingers of light into the streets of Ucluelet. As the town wakes up and shakes off winter, there are a number of activities – all perfect for these long summer days – to add to your Summer To-Do List. Stores are […]

Otalith Music Festival

It’s only fitting that a music festival located on the far West Coast of Vancouver Island has claims to being the most intimate music festival in the world. Otalith Music Festival involves small venues in Tofino and a cozy main stage in Ucluelet at the Loggersports Pavilion for two-three days in August each year. Right […]

Tyee Time in the Sound

As June rounds the corner into July and August, peak salmon season is in full swing. Visitors to the coast often spend their time taking in the surf, the sights, the beaches and the forests, but overlook (and miss out on) a favourite West Coast pastime. While the fishing season started out strong to begin […]

Pros and Cons of Staying in Ucluelet vs. Tofino

For the most part, Ucluelet (you-clue-let) is a small blip on people’s radar when they plan a vacation to the West Coast, if they know about it at all. It is almost always Tofino that takes the cake. However, for those that know about the hidden harbour oasis of Ucluelet, they never look back. In […]

Ukeedaze

Small towns are all about community and coming together to show off the best of what makes home so special. In Ucluelet, no one does it better than Ukeedaze, a free quarterly magazine. Since 2015, the two behind the label, Diana Uy and Paul Freimouth, have been putting out 12,000 copies per year of what […]

The Ucluelet Aquarium

An easy highlight in Ucluelet, especially for children, is the local aquarium. Since 2004, the Ucluelet Aquarium has been delighting visitors and giving them insight into life under the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Although it moved locations and upgraded from a semi-permanent mini-aquarium to a unique, permanent building across the way, the goal and […]

The History of the Wild Pacific Trail

When people first come to the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, its natural beauty often blows them away. Gazing out to the Pacific over sheer, rocky cliffs, the thick and towering forests and taking in the rugged beauty of the sweeping coastline as waves pound the rocks below can easily steal your breath. With […]

Ucluelet Blowhole

Don that rain gear, Ucluelet has yet another reason to venture outdoors during the rainy season. Typically known as a wave-watching destination during the infamous winter storm season, the rugged and rocky coastline is the perfect playground for the waves to crash against. This creates the wild and powerful displays of water vs. land that […]