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Wild Pacific Trail

Stroll along this scenic walking loop at your own pace to enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the forest and the rugged setting of the coastline.

The Wild Pacific Trail is a 5.5-mile (8.8-kilometer) walking path with stunning views of the ocean. It meanders in and out of areas of picturesque woodland before taking you on a stroll along Brown’s Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Be inspired by the extraordinary power of nature as you watch the mighty ocean waves crash against the jagged coastline.

The trail is relatively easy so it is suitable for the entire family. Take the 1.6-mile (2.6-kilometer) Lighthouse Loop if you have limited time. Pass sections of rainforest before reaching Brown’s Beach with a spectacular view of the Amphitrite Lighthouse. Make sure to stay on the trail, since some of the rocks are slippery and loose. Take breaks at the viewpoints dotted around the trail and relax on the benches provided.

Venture off to the Terrace Beach Interpretive Trail at the site of an ancient canoe beach and midden used by the First Nations people. If you have more time, continue on the path to the Big Beach section. Amble along the pebbly beach and collect shells as souvenirs. Enjoy a picnic with your family against the awe-inspiring backdrop of a rugged coastline and ocean waves. 

Stay until evening to watch the sun set over the ocean. Many travelers come to this area in the winter to watch storms brewing on the horizon. Be alert to see interesting wildlife, such as eagles.

Discover the Artist Loop part of the trail, which consists of a man-made path that slithers around trees that are bent out of shape by storms. Signs along the trail teach visitors about the natural features around them.

The Wild Pacific Trail is located just outside Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Drive south for around 40 minutes from Tofino to reach the scenic trail. Find the parking lot near Coast Guard Road at the beginning of the loop.


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Lodging Near Wild Pacific Trail

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The He-Tin-Kis Lodge

The He-Tin-Kis Lodge

366 Reef Point Road, Ucluelet
4.5
of 5, from 67 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ucluelet, this lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrace Beach, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, and Ucluelet Aquarium. Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery and Ucluelet Big Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$132
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet
4.5
of 5, from 370 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the beach, this eco-friendly resort is within a 10-minute walk of Wild Pacific Trail and Ucluelet Big Beach. Ucluelet Aquarium and Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$133
Waters Edge Shoreside Suites

Waters Edge Shoreside Suites

1971 Harbour Crescent, Ucluelet
4.3
of 5, from 916 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Ucluelet hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wild Pacific Trail and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is 16.9 mi (27.2 km) away.

Pacific Rim Motel

Pacific Rim Motel

1755 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet
3.5
of 5, from 215 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ucluelet, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery and Ucluelet Aquarium. Ucluelet Big Beach and Wild Pacific Trail are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$52
West Coast Motel

West Coast Motel

279 Hemlock Street, Ucluelet
4.2
of 5, from 382 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ucluelet, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery and Ucluelet Aquarium. Ucluelet Big Beach and Wild Pacific Trail are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Reef Point Oceanfront B&B

Reef Point Oceanfront B&B

1166 Coral Way, Ucluelet
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ucluelet Aquarium, Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery, and Ucluelet Big Beach. Wild Pacific Trail is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

$77
Canadian Princess Lodge

Canadian Princess Lodge

1943 Peninsula Road, Ucluelet
3.4
of 5, from 254 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Ucluelet, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery and Ucluelet Aquarium. Ucluelet Big Beach and Wild Pacific Trail are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$54
Ukee Peninsula Motel

Ukee Peninsula Motel

1648 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet
2.9
of 5, from 90 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ucluelet, this motel is steps from Huu-Mees-Ma-As Native Art Gallery and Ucluelet Aquarium. Ucluelet Big Beach and Wild Pacific Trail are also within 1 mi (2 km).