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Kayaking

Ucluelet is a kayaker's paradise - bring your own kayaks or join a guided kayaking adventure tour.

Kayaking the calm, sheltered waters of Ucluelet Harbour is an ideal way to discover the history, culture and industry of this working west coast harbour. Watch harbour seals, sea lions, eagles, bears and the occasional whale from your unique vantage point on the water.

Ucluelet gives easy access to the Broken Group Island Unit of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Kayaking through these islands you will discover sandy white beaches, calm lagoons, blow holes, diverse wildlife and unique native history. The west coast is not so wild in these protected waters!

Local kayaking operators offer guided tours of Ucluelet Harbour as well as multi-day kayaking and wilderness camping trips in the Broken Group Islands, tours of Barkley Sound and open water whale watching tours. Kayaking lessons are also available for those wanting to improve their skills on the water. Your kayak trip will be an adventure you will never forget!

Surf kayaking is a growing sport on the west coast. Strong and skilled paddlers can be seen along the many surf beaches in the area.