Ucluelet is a diverse, active and welcoming community that has been shaped over time by the energy of the place and the people drawn here to the natural setting of the rugged outer west coast of Vancouver Island. Located on the narrow Ucluth Peninsula between Barkley Sound and the exposed Pacific Ocean, Ucluelet’s name (‘safe harbour’ in the Nuu-chah-nulth language) points to the key position of the town in this spectacular landscape.
Poised on the edge of the Pacific, the community draws its energy from the interplay of the contrasting and complementary qualities of the landscape and the people. A short stroll takes you from Big Beach and the surge of the wild Pacific to the Whiskey Dock in the centre of the village and the calm waters of the harbour.
The people who make up the town of Ucluelet are known for being a friendly, hardworking resourceful and welcoming group of citizens who are fiercely protective of the land and sea, and the resources which have sustained the community for generations.
Ucluelet has been recognized as a town committed to carefully managing its growth to ensure that, as it changes over time, the natural environment is protected, the social fabric of the community is strengthened, and the local economy becomes more diverse and vibrant.
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Ucluelet – map of zoning and other key local resources
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Ucluelet’s fishing legacy has resulted in a supply of industrial waterfront properties and facilities. Connect with the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce to get the inside scoop.
Commercial spaces are also available in the neighbouring community of Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD).
Investing in a Business
Ucluelet is a growing vibrant community. Its population is young and invested in this place. Investment opportunities are listed on the Venture Connect website and Ucluelet’s youth are ready to grab opportunities that keeps them in their community.
Ucluelet has room to grow. Land is also available in the neighbouring Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District.
For more information, please contact Lara Kemps, Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce Executive Director:
Ucluelet is a closely-knit fishing village with over 1,700 year-round residents. There are no stoplights, commute times are minimal and the community is highly walkable.
Temperate conditions allow for year-round outdoor activities and resident’s enjoy easy access to their favourite fishing holes, beaches, hiking trails, mountain ranges, and even Vancouver Island’s largest lake. Proximity to these features means that workdays can be play days.
Although Ucluelet is at the end of the road, residents are connected to international destinations by daily 60 minute flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) from Tofino-Long Beach Airport (YAZ).