Life on the Edge of the Wild West Coast
Far removed from any urban environment, Ucluelet’s location is what shapes the local lifestyle. There are no superstores, no billboard ads, no traffic jams. Ucluelet is, literally, the end of the road. It’s a great place to escape city living, and a great place to raise a family.
Ucluelet, or Ukee among locals, is a place where you hear, see and feel nature all around you. It’s truly a place for people who embrace the outdoors. Laid-back locals schedule business meetings around peak surfing times. They have the “good sense,” as one resident said, to go out into the rain for a walk. And they’re tremendous stewards of the natural beauty that surrounds them.
Industry & Tourism
The Pacific Rim region of Vancouver Island sees around 1 million visitors each year, but locals still consider Ucluelet a ‘real working town.’ The fishing and logging industries generate a significant amount of local revenue not dependent on tourists. They’re what give this award-winning community its no-frills, down-to-earth character.