Taking the Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet

Even better than waking up to the sound of waves crashing from your hotel room, is waking up to a glorious sunrise from the balcony – just as you’ll have seen in my previous blog.


Determined to make the most of the day before leaving – and that extra hour thanks to the clocks going back! – we got up and got ready to hike. Thanks to the lovely hotel we were staying in, our first walk was just a stone’s throw away.

Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet on Vancouver Island


On the beach near Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet


After our first walk, it was time to get back into the car and beach hop! This beach was a lovely contrast to the fierce waves against the black rocks that the island is so well known for.

A beautiful beach near Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Retracing our steps back to the sunset lighthouse, we received a pretty scary reminder…


Sign for the Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet

This also marks the start of the beautiful Wild Pacific Trail, so we set off to see what it had to offer.


Lookout from the Wild Pacific Trail on Vancouver Island


A lookout point from the Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet



Ocean views and greenery on the Wild Pacific Trail, Vancouver Island


Rock walks on the Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet


What an inspiring quote, given the background!

A wonderful quote at a lookout point on the Wild Pacific Trail, Vancouver Island


Gorgeous ocean views from the Wild Pacific Trail, Vancouver Island


Laura looking out at ocean views from the Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet

Views across the Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet

Having spent all morning walking, we saw some beautiful sights, from the powerful waves to the rugged rocks and snowy mountain tops. It was something very special!

Of course, we had to stop to refuel before a snowy drive back to Nanaimo to catch our ferry. Check out The Blue Room Bistro in Ucluelet for a decent brekkie!


Snowy views from the drive across Vancouver Island


Snowy roads on Vancouver Island

An awesome trip from start to finish on the Island – I’ll for sure be back!


I’m Laura, a roaming blonde who recently made the leap from my home in the Cotswolds, UK to be based across the pond in Vancouver, BC for a brand new job and plenty of adventures.

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  1. whatlauradoesnext
    December 16, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Thank you! It was beautiful, despite the cold weather. Highly recommend it if you get the chance 🙂

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