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Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim draws people from all over the globe. Discover the #1 destination for people who want to kayak, whale watch, hike, surf, comb the beaches, bird watch, fish, and experience the unique beauty of Ucluelet… This is the West Coast’s best kept secret!
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Driving distances and travel times to Ucluelet

- From Tofino – 41 km and 40 minutes driving
- From Nanaimo – 180 km and 2 hours 15 minutes driving
- From Victoria – 288 km and 4.5 hours driving
- From Vancouver – 196 km, 3.5 hours driving and 1.5 hours ferry
- From Seattle – 422 km, 6 hours driving and 2 hours ferry

Please note: Winter tires are required when driving Highway 4 to Ucluelet from October 1 to March 31st each year. For more information from British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, please click here.

When You Get to Ucluelet

As you enter into the community, you will see a large “Welcome to Ucluelet” sign.

- Keep on Peninsula Road
- Past the fire station and after the schools, turn right on Marine Drive
- Turn left at 460 Marine Drive

By Water – From Vancouver, Seattle or Port Angeles

BC Ferries

1.888.BC.FERRY (1.888.223.3779)
Ferry service to Vancouver Island via Nanaimo or Victoria.

Black Ball Ferry Line

250.386.2202
Frequent daily service from Port Angeles (on the Olympic Peninsula) to Victoria Inner Harbour, accommodating passengers and cars.

Clipper Vacations

1-800-888-2535
Catamaran service several times daily from Seattle waterfront to Victoria Inner Harbour.

From Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo

Pacific Coastal Airlines

1.800.663.2872
Connecting to 65+ destinations in BC: Pacific Coastal Airlines provides regular schedule, charter, and cargo services to 16 airports with connections to 50+ destinations in British Columbia, more than any other airline.

Harbour Air

1.800.665.0212
Daily service between Vancouver Harbour, Victoria Inner Harbour and Nanaimo Harbour.
Daily scheduled flights between Vancouver & Victoria, Tofino & Ucluelet and Qualicum Beach & Parksville.

Tofino Air

1.888.436.7776
Scheduled flights from the South Terminal at Vancouver International Airport, Nanaimo, and the Pat Bay floatplane terminal in Victoria.

Ucluelet & Tofino Resources

Tofino Bus Island Express

1.866.986.3466
Daily transportation to Tofino and Ucluelet from Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria.

Tofino Taxi

250.725.3333
Tofino’s West Coast Taxi provides taxi service in Tofino, including Tofino Airport pick up and service to Ucluelet.

Ucluelet Taxi

250.726.4415
Ucluelet Taxi service is a local company that will get you where you need to go in Ucluelet safely!

Driving distances and travel times to Ucluelet

- From Tofino – 41 km and 40 minutes driving
- From Nanaimo – 180 km and 2 hours 15 minutes driving
- From Victoria – 288 km and 4.5 hours driving
- From Vancouver – 196 km, 3.5 hours driving and 1.5 hours ferry
- From Seattle – 422 km, 6 hours driving and 2 hours ferry

Please note: Winter tires are required when driving Highway 4 to Ucluelet from October 1 to March 31st each year. For more information from British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, please click here.

When You Get to Ucluelet

As you enter into the community, you will see a large “Welcome to Ucluelet” sign.

- Past the fire station and after the schools, turn right on Marine Drive
- Turn left at 460 Marine Drived

From Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo & Seattle

The More Interesting Directions To The Inn

Cathedral Grove

Highway 4 connects the east and west coast of Vancouver Island. From Victoria or Nanaimo travel north on Highway 19 to join Highway 4 or from Campbell River go south on Highway 19 to join Highway 4. Turn toward Port Alberni on Highway 4. In less than 3 km you will come to a stoplight where Highway 4 and Highway 4A connect. BE SURE TO SET YOUR ODOMETER TO ZERO as you pass under this light.

At 19 km is the start of MacMillan Provincial Park Cathedral Grove, one of the last stands of virgin forest in North America. The trees here are HUGE and some are thousands of years old. Some were young when the Magna Carta was signed and fully grown when Columbus crossed the Atlantic. An impressive place and definitely worth a stop. During a storm on New Years Eve in 1996/7 more than half these giant trees were blown down or broken off by winds that were estimated to be more than 200 km per hour. Try to imagine the fury of the moment and the noise!

Port Alberni

Coming down the long hill into Port Alberni you reach a T-intersection as the road ends at what appears to be a river but is actually a salt water inlet. Turn right following the signs to Ucluelet and Tofino.

Immediately as you head west on Highway 4 you will pass a small marina on the left. It is thought provoking to know this marina and the entire Port Alberni waterfront was wiped out in the Tsunami following the 1964 Alaska earthquake. In spite of being miles from the open sea the water funneled through the narrowing channel ending in devastation along the little town’s waterfront.

Just past the marina but on the right side is a Petro Canada Gas Centre with snacks and wonderful clean washrooms. Also a place where you should again SET YOUR ODOMETER BACK TO ZERO.

Sproat Lake

At 15.3 km on the left you will catch your first glimpse of Sproat Lake. If traveling between March and November keep an eye out for black bears. They are often seen feeding on berries in the cleared areas on either side of the highway. They’re hard to spot but are VERY black. Also look for cars parked along the road where you would not expect them, They may be watching a bear. Around 27 km you will start to see fire damage from the late 1960’s when the road was under construction and a cook fire at campsite got out of control burning 25 square miles of timber. These bare trees will be visible for the next 10 km.

At approximately 44 km as you go over Sutton Pass you are about half way to the coast. By now the drive should be exceptionally beautiful. Watch out for signs about Pullouts along the way. There are very few passing areas so please be courteous and pull out to allow faster traffic to pass you as you enjoy your leisurely drive.

Sutton Pass & Kennedy Lake

At approximately 44 km as you go over Sutton Pass you are about half way to the coast. By now the drive should be exceptionally beautiful. Watch out for signs about Pullouts along the way. There are very few passing areas so please be courteous and pull out to allow faster traffic to pass you as you enjoy your leisurely drive. At 52.8 km on the right side comes a spot where folks enjoy stopping to watch the river. It is spectacular but a better one awaits you just around the corner. You can park at the side of the road at 53.5 km and walk a few feet to the even more spectacular view or drive by it and park at 53.6 km and walk back. At 65.6 you get your first view of Kennedy Lake on the right side. Some folks enjoy a photo or picnic lunch stop at 67.6 km on the edge of Upper Kennedy Lake. From here the mountains will gradually disappear. The views are still spectacular but there are very few places to stop for the next few kilometers.

On the right side of the highway at 79.0 km there is another pull out on the edge of Kennedy Lake if you want to stretch your legs and take some photos. Just beyond that at 79.8 km on the right side is a small road that leads to Kennedy Lake Provincial Park…. a very small area but it is very private and off the busy highway.

Junction & Pacific Rim Visitor Centre

At 89.9 km you will be at the West Coast Junction and the Pacific Rim Visitor Information Centre. Turn left and drive through the village of Ucluelet. Go past the 2 schools on the right side and at 98.5 km turn RIGHT on to Marine Drive and go a half kilometer to the Inn. We are hidden behind the trees on the left side of the road. At 99.0 km you will see our sign and turn left into our driveway. Our street address is 460 Marine Drive, we will be there to greet you.
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