Premier Listings for Wild Pacific Trail

The Wild Pacific Trail curves round the rugged and rocky shoreline of the Ucluelet Peninsula in the village of Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, with incredible views of the expansive Barkley Sound, the Broken Group Islands, and the open Pacific Ocean.

The Wild Pacific Trail begins near the mouth of Ucluelet Inlet, at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, and travels north along the open Pacific Ocean coastline through Big Beach Park to the bike path just outside the community of Ucluelet. The final section will extend the trail to Halfmoon Bay in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Most of the trail system consists of a smooth gravel walkway, but there are some wooden boardwalk sections and stairs. The gravel pathways and boardwalks wind through ancient spruce and cedar rainforest, and along rock bluffs with ocean vistas. Note that the boardwalk sections can be very slippery when wet. Benches are provided at viewpoints, and hiking trails expose visitors to the miles of shoreline. The trail is accessible to all ages and abilities including wheel chairs in most areas. Bikes, horses and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the park’s beaches or trails.

The trail is presently divided into 3 sections: Lighthouse loop, Big Beach and Brown’s Beach. Brochures with trail maps are available at the visitor centres in Ucluelet or at the Tofino/Ucluelet highway junction.

Flickr Album Gallery Pro Powered By: WP Frank

Lighthouse loop
The Lighthouse loop of the Wild Pacific Trail is a 2.7-km loop (30-45 minutes) passed Amphitrite Point Lighthouse ending at He-Tin-Kis Park. The trail is wide enough for 2-3 people to walk side-by-side. Start at the new parking lot at the 0 km point, midway on Coast Guard Road. Walk through a short section of mossy rainforest that provides dramatic views of Barkley Sound and Amphitrite Lighthouse. Stay on the coastline trail, which will loop back to the parking lot. The two parking lots at each end of the loop are just 200 metres apart.

Big Beach
Park at the intersection of Marine and Matterson Road. Either follow the roadside along Marine Drive to your right, or go straight down to the beachfront picnic area for the scenic route. Turn right up the stairs to the boardwalk overlook. After the bridge, the trail crosses Marine Drive. Turn left passed a newly-built resort before returning to the coastline trail. This section runs from 4.5 to 5.5 km.

Brown’s Beach
The Brown’s Beach section of the Wild Pacific Trail runs to the bike path just outside of Ucluelet (5.5 to 8.4 km). The trailhead is located at a parking lot just passed Black Rock Resort on Marine Drive. Turn right to follow a short section of forested trail near a new road to a wilderness coastal trail. Follow the coastline and double back for the most scenic path. You can also walk in a loop via the forested access trails to Forbes Road sports field, or exit at the Pacific Rim Highway. Turn right to follow the bike path back to town.

The Wild Pacific Trail is accessible year around, and when completed, the trail will stretch for 14 kilometres. The final section will extend the trail to Halfmoon Bay in the Long Beach section of Pacific Rim National Park.

Nearby Regions & Towns

Premier Listings

Photo of Ucluelet Campground
Ucluelet Campground
260 Seaplane Base Road PO Box 777 Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Phone: 250-726-4355Fax: 250-726-4414Visit Website

Business Information

Ucluelet Campground is located in the historical fishing village of Ucluelet, at the southern edge of the Pacific Rim National Park. The private campground offers 125 sites for tents, trailers and RVs, some with beautiful harbour and mountain views. Amenities include full-service, partial-hookup and no-service sites, clean shower and washroom facilities, fire rings, picnic tables, and water stations.

Return to top.
Photo of Terrace Beach Resort
Terrace Beach Resort
Box 96 1002 Peninsula Road Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Phone: 250-726-2901Fax: 250-726-2900Toll Free: 1-866-726-2901Visit Website

Business Information

Jason Priestley and family invite you to visit our secluded beachfront cabins in Ucluelet, nestled between the two main sections of Pacific Rim National Park – the Broken Group Islands to the south and Long Beach and Tofino to the north. Pet friendly Terrace Beach Resort connects to The Wild Pacific Trail. Outdoor hot tubs on the decks of several units.

Return to top.
Photo of Reef Point Cottages
Reef Point Cottages
Box 537 1012 Peninsula Road Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Phone: 250-726-4425Fax: 250-726-4429Toll Free: 1-877-726-4425Visit Website

Business Information

The charming and cozy Reef Point Cottages are located in Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island offering an exciting, intimate and self-indulging experience for those who want to explore British Columbia’s most spectacular and natural landscape. Our accommodations include view and waterfront cottages with various sizes from studio to two bedrooms.

Return to top.
Photo of Cabins at Terrace Beach
Cabins at Terrace Beach
1090 Peninsula Road P.O. Box 315 Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Phone: 250-726-2101Toll Free: 1-866-438-4373Visit Website

Business Information

Enjoy a private beachfront cabin nestled in the clutches of a Pacific Rim rainforest, on the edge of the Wild Pacific Trail, where rugged shoreline meets the ferocious Pacific Ocean. Nature is everywhere, from huge expanses of sandy beaches, to intricate marine life in tidepools and giant cedars, hemlocks, and spruces. Located in Ucluelet at Terrace Beach, The Cabins is pet friendly.

Return to top.
Photo of Whale’s Tail Guest Suites
Whale’s Tail Guest Suites
Box 849 1906 Bay Street Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Phone: 250-726-2985Toll Free: 1-855-726-2985Visit Website

Business Information

The Whale’s Tail Guest Suites are beautifully maintained, modern, private, clean, quiet and roomy travel apartments located in the ocean-front fishing village of Ucluelet. Full condo-style units with complete kitchens are provided with your choice of one, two and three-bedroom suites. The front desk is located one block north at the West Coast Motel on the Harbour, 279 Hemlock Street.

Return to top.
Photo of EMR Vacation Rentals
EMR Vacation Rentals
#106-1016 McCallum Road Victoria BC V9B 4C6 Phone: 250-483-6790Fax: 530-660-3079Toll Free: 1-866-800-8880Visit Website

Business Information

EMR is a fully licensed Travel Agency offering fully furnished vacation homes, condos, suites, and estates in Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Whistler, the Okanagan, and on Vancouver Island. We have a large inventory of unique properties to select from. This includes properties that feature oceanfront, beach front, breathtaking views, private hot tubs, luxurious settings and more.

Return to top.