Public Services

Emergency Services

The Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade (UVFB) is comprised entirely of volunteer firefighters who provide first responder and fire services to Ucluelet and the surrounding rural areas. Several of the volunteers have received official NFPA 1001 certification, ensuring that they’re able to provide the best possible service to their community.

Ucluelet is also home to station 134 of the BC Ambulance Service, providing emergency care as well as transport to other medical facilities throughout BC.

The Ucluelet detachment of the RCMP provides police services for the municipality.


Ucluelet schools are part of School District 70, along with Tofino, Port Alberni and Bamfield. The community has an elementary school and Ucluelet Secondary School, which has about 160 students from Ucluelet, Tofino, and our surrounding First Nations communities.  The school enrolls students from grades 8 to 12.

Ucluelet is also home to the North Island College (NIC) Learning Centre. Programs include associate degrees in art and science, as well as other programs focused on health care, business and university transfer. NIC offers technology-based learning, enabling students to secure a post-secondary education without leaving home.

Small Craft Harbour

Ucluelet is home to one of the largest harbours on the west coast of Vancouver Island, providing marine services for both commercial and recreational use. Additionally the harbour facilitates local companies offering kayaking, fishing, whale watching and other marine activities.

The harbour is fully equipped with a boat launch, 20 amp service as well as fresh water. The harbour is within easy walking distance of the town centre.