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.

Ucluelet Map

Map Credit: Primal Communications and Tourism Ucluelet

By Air

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






By Land

Bus Service

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)  
 Victoria  292  4.25
 Vancouver       257  5.25 with ferry
 Calgary     1226  15.75 with ferry
 Nanaimo  182  2.75
 Seattle  482  7.5 with ferry
 Portland  761  10.25 with ferry
 Courtenay    200  2.75







By Sea

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.