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Water’s Edge – The Ideal Location

 

At Water’s Edge you can enjoy a stunning waterfront view from all Shoreside Suites and the best sunrises in all of Ucluelet. It is minutes to the #1 Rated Trip Advisor Wild Pacific Trail and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. Our protected harbour location allows for sightings of sea lions, sea otters, shore birds, eagles, and bears across the harbour.

If you love kayaking or want to experience it for the first time, an awesome designated kayak launch area is available for you to go straight into the quiet harbour waters.

Amenities

 

Simple Elegance

Enjoy amenities from stainless steel appliances to designer furnishings. Guests enjoy a wide range of amenities during their stay, including complimentary access to DVD’s, board games and books in the lobby.  The perfect guest service to enjoy as an alternative to stormwatching in Tofino or Ucluelet.

Ucluelet Hotel - Kitchen in a Suite
Living Room of a Water's Edge Suite

Amenities

  • DVDs in Lobby
  • Books in Lobby
  • Board game
  • Convenient location on Ucluelet’s tranquil harbour
  • Wireless internet access in guest suites
  • Some pet-friendly suites
  • Shoreside condo accommodation with full kitchens – the ultimate self-catering suites in Ucluelet

Reconnect and Unwind

Ucluelet is a remote destination and our internet bandwidth is limited.  The internet connection is suitable for light web browsing and email, but streaming video and large downloads are restricted.  DVD’s are available in the lobby and at the local video store. We invite you to take advantage of your time in Ucluelet to reconnect and unwind.

 

Reception Lounge of Water's Edge

Discover Vancouver Island's Real West Coast

Ucluelet, Tofino & the Pacific Rim

Year round, this area of the West Coast boasts some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful outdoor adventure opportunities. From water sports to exploring on foot, you’re sure to find an adventure that’s just right for you.

Water’s Edge is the perfect starting point for kayaking, diving, boating, fishing or hiking. The Pacific Rim is world famous for its winter months, which offer excellent opportunities for spectacular ocean storm watching and surfing.

This video below features many special West Coast locations (see how many you can spot!)

Surfing on the West Coast

Photo by Adam Sypus

Surfing the Pacific Rim

 

Looking for surfer-friendly accommodation on the Pacific Rim?  Look no further!  Water’s Edge is ideally located near the best surfing and stand-up paddle boarding.

The water is a cool, yet fairly constant 10°C/50°F, making surfing a year-round activity, with some of the best rides being caught during the winter when the surf is definitely up with a strong, fairly consistent swell. A wetsuit is essential, along with recommended booties, gloves and a hood if you want to spend quality time in the water.

You can also try paddleboarding to explore the peaceful inlet and enjoy the rainforest environment in a way few people ever experience.

Are you a beginner?  Not sure where to start?  Our friendly Guest Services team would be happy to point you in the right direction.

 

 

Play on the Ground

 

The Wild Pacific Trail, the TripAdvisor #1 Attraction in British-Columbia,  is a 7-phase trail system along the West Coast’s rugged cliffs and shoreline. You’ll discover spectacular shoreline panoramas and hike through ancient cedar and spruce-filled forest.

This trail is a spectacular hike at any time of the year, from sunrise to sunset. During the winter, the trail’s infamous storm-watching offers breath-taking views from 20 to 30 meters above surge channels and outer reefs constantly pounded by ocean swells.

During the annual gray whale migration (late February to late May), whales can be spotted less than 5 km offshore. Other ocean life can be spotted all year round, from sea lions and seals to minks and otters.

 

Wild Pacific Trail
Kayaking in the Ucluelet Inlet

Play on the Water

 

Ucluelet is a kayaker’s paradise – bring your own kayaks or join a guided kayaking adventure tour.

Kayaking the calm, sheltered waters of Ucluelet Harbour is an ideal way to discover the history, culture and industry of this working west coast harbour. Watch harbour seals, sea lions, eagles, bears and the occasional whale from your unique vantage point on the water.

*Please note: We have a designated kayak launch area straight into the quiet harbour waters.

Find Out More Things To Do In Ucluelet

 How to Get to Water’s Edge

 

 

Waters Edge

how to get to waters edge

Driving Distances and Travel Times to Ucluelet:

 

  • From Tofino – 41 km and 40 minutes driving
  • From Nanaimo – 180 km and 2 hours 15 minutes driving
  • From Victoria – 288 km and 4.5 hours driving
  • From Vancouver – 196 km, 3.5 hours driving and 1.5 hours ferry
  • From Seattle – 422 km, 6 hours driving and 2 hours ferry

Please note: Winter tires are required when driving Highway 4 to Ucluelet from October 1 to March 31st each year.  For more information from British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, please click here.

When You Get to Ucluelet

As you enter into the community, you will see a large “Welcome to Ucluelet” sign.

  • Turn left behind the sign onto Seaplane Base Road.
  • Turn right at Harbour Crescent.
  • Veer right at the gated parking lot.
  • Follow the causeway to the first building on the property – Reception Centre

By Water – From Vancouver, Seattle or Port Angeles
BC Ferries
1.888.BC.FERRY (1.888.223.3779)
Ferry service to Vancouver Island via Nanaimo or Victoria.

Black Ball Ferry Line
250.386.2202
Frequent daily service from Port Angeles (on the Olympic Peninsula) to Victoria Inner Harbour, accommodating passengers and cars.

Clipper Vacations
1-800-888-2535
Catamaran service several times daily from Seattle waterfront to Victoria Inner Harbour.

From Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo how to get to waters edge

KD Air
1-800-665-4244

KD Air is located in the South Terminal at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). They fly daily to Tofino, Qualicum Beach, and Texada Island and provide daily service from Vancouver to Port Alberni as well.

Harbour Air
1.800.665.0212

Daily service between Vancouver Harbour, Victoria Inner Harbour and Nanaimo Harbour

Orca Airways
1.888.359.6722

Daily scheduled flights between Vancouver & Victoria, Tofino & Ucluelet and Qualicum Beach & Parksville.

Tofino Air
1.888.436.7776

Scheduled flights from the South Terminal at Vancouver International Airport, Nanaimo, and the Pat Bay floatplane terminal in Victoria.

how to get to waters edgeFrom Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo & Seattle

Tofino Bus Island Express
1.866.986.3466
Daily transportation to Tofino and Ucluelet from Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria.

Tofino Taxi
250.725.3333
Tofino’s West Coast Taxi provides taxi service in Tofino, including Tofino Airport pick up and service to Ucluelet.

Ucluelet Taxi
250.726.4415

By car, it is necessary to travel first from the mainland by ferry to either Victoria in the south or to Nanaimo, which is closer to Ucluelet. There are also regularly scheduled coach buses that travel to Ucluelet from main centres on Vancouver Island.

Driving Distances and Travel Times to Ucluelet:

  • From Tofino – 41 km and 40 minutes driving
  • From Nanaimo – 180 km and 2 hours 15 minutes driving
  • From Victoria – 288 km and 4.5 hours driving
  • From Vancouver – 196 km, 3.5 hours driving and 1.5 hours ferry
  • From Seattle – 422 km, 6 hours driving and 2 hours ferry

Upon Arrival to Ucluelet

As you enter into the community, you will see a large “Welcome to Ucluelet” sign.

  • Turn left behind the sign onto Seaplane Base Road.
  • Turn right at Harbour Crescent.
  • Veer right at the gated parking lot.
  • Follow the causeway to the first building on the property – Reception Centre

Please note: Winter tires are required when driving Highway 4 to Ucluelet from October 1 to March 31st each year.  For more information from British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, please click here.

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