Pronounced "Yew-Kloo-Let," the name means "safe harbour" in the language of the Aboriginal Nuu-chah-nulth people. (Though locals now simply call their town "Ukee," and visitors are welcomed to do the same.)

Ucluelet (or Ukee) has a population of nearly 1,500 and shares the scenic Ucluth Peninsula on the west coast of Vancouver Island with Tofino.

An ideal place to explore the west coast of Canada's West Coast, the Ucluelet area presents a number of incredible outdoor experiences - including whale-watching, wildlife-viewing, fishing, surfing, hiking, biking, ocean kayaking, zip lining and more.

The area also boasts one of BC's most beloved nature reserves, the Pacific Rim National Park - regarded as one of Canada's most extraordinary national parks for its misty rainforests, majestic cedars, unique ecosystem and seemingly endless stretch of postcard beaches.