Best Area to Stay in Ucluelet

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Ucluelet is a relatively small town, but there are still a number of different areas to consider when booking to stay. Depending on what you’re after from your vacation, there might be a spot that suits your needs better than another. Check out the different areas of Ucluelet below:


The harbour can be a great place to stay in Ucluelet, especially if you’re booked in for an early morning fishing charter! The Ucluelet Harbour is relatively close to downtown, and offers a beautiful view of the inside passage. You can watch from your window as various vessels come and go, and enjoy relatively easy access to most of the things that Ucluelet has to offer in terms of the town and various tours.

The End of the Peninsula

Private coves and beaches are the draw for spending your nights at the end of the peninsula. With private views, cozy cabins and your own walk-on beaches, plus easy access to the Wild Pacific Trail, it is definitely a desirable place to lay your head in town.

The West Side

Beautiful luxury condos, stunning sunsets, easy access to small beaches… The west side of town is a delight, and is where Ucluelet’s top resorts and most desirable vacation rentals reside. It reaches the second half of the Wild Pacific Trail within minutes and gives you easy access into town.


The small town of Ucluelet is far from bustling, and that’s how people there like it. Staying right in town gives you cute views of Mount Ozzard and the harbour, with easy access to all the eats and shops. The Wild Pacific Trail isn’t too far away, either. In fact, nothing is. Staying downtown means pretty much everything, from the lighthouse loop, to Solidarity Snacks are right nearby.

Just Outside Downtown

On the way out of (or in to) Ucluelet can be a great spot to stay. There are plenty of campgrounds located in the area, and the other accommodation out that way is pretty cheap. Depending on what side of the way you’re on, you might even have a nice little bay view.

Mill Stream

Mill Stream is on the very outskirts of Ucluelet and while that may not appeal to some, it definitely has its perks. First, accommodation that way is fairly cheap because they know the convenience of town isn’t really all that convenient. You’ll need a car, but it’s likely you’ll already have rented one anyways. Again, the places usually have beautiful views and a different sense of seclusion that the other areas don’t offer. Finally, you’re way closer to Tofino and the surfing beaches than the other spots, and there are still plenty of trails around to explore.


There are more than a couple options for staying in Ucluelet, and while nothing is ever too far away no matter where you stay, you can definitely still have a preferred spot. Check out for the west-side luxury condos, and for the lowdown on other types of accommodation available in Ucluelet. For more on the town itself and the rest of Vancouver Island, pay a visit to