Ucluelet is located at south end of the Uclueth Peninsula, on the west side of Vancouver Island. The community is bordered by the Ucluelet Harbour, open Pacific Ocean, and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It is accessible by air, land and sea.
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Ucluelet is a short flight from downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport. Air service to Vancouver International Airport is available from Long Beach Airport, a 25-minute drive from Ucluelet, and service to Vancouver Harbour is available from the Tofino Habour, a 35-minute drive from Ucluelet.
International and domestic airports located on Vancouver Island offer non-stop flights to Canadian, American and International destinations.
|Airport Name||Distance from Ucluelet (km)||Flights To|
|Long Beach Airport||25||Vancouver|
|Nanaimo Airport||195||Vancouver & Calgary|
|Comox Valley Airport||210||Non-stop flights to destinations in Canada, the US and Central America|
|Campbell River Airport||238||Vancouver|
|Victoria Airport||309||Non-stop flights to destinations in Canada, the US and globally|
|Vancouver International Airport||270 + ferry||Non-stop flights to destinations in Canada, the US and globally|
The Vancouver Island Connector offers daily service to downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, and other destinations. Bus trips from downtown Vancouver take approximately seven hours and trips from Victoria, take approximately six hours.
Most visitors and residents’ access Ucluelet via Highway 4, which links to the Trans-Canada highway. Highway 4 offers extraordinary views, sites, and swimming holes.
|City||Distance from Ucluelet (km)||Driving Time from Ucluelet (hours)|
|Vancouver||257||5.25 with ferry|
|Calgary||1226||15.75 with ferry|
|Seattle||482||7.5 with ferry|
|Portland||761||10.25 with ferry|
The Lady Rose Marine Service offers seasonal foot passenger ferry service to Ucluelet from Port Alberni. Ucluelet is also accessible via motor or sailboats, and offers a variety of moorage for boats of all sizes.
The closest marine shipping ports are the Port Alberni Port, Port of Nanaimo and Port of Metro Vancouver.