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Vancouver Island Destination Events

The natural beauty of Ucluelet promotes relaxation, stimulation and creativity. The rugged seascape is an ideal location for celebrating and connecting with loved ones. Terrace Beach Resort is located on a protected sandy bay that allows for year-round swimming in the beautiful aqua-green waters. The beach offers hours of endless exploring by day and stargazers delight by night. A perfect place for all ages to enjoy and connect with nature.

With a mix of cottages, lofts, duplexes and studios, the resort offers an ideal backdrop for your retreat, private event, wedding or ceremony. Terrace Beach Resort is a one-of-a-kind destination that will allow you to check out of day-to-day life and enjoy life’s special moments. Lasting memories are born here!

TOFINO, BC Location and Surrounding Trail Systems

Terrace Beach is in Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is nestled between the two main sections of the Pacific Rim National park: The Broken Group Islands to the south and Long Beach to the north. Just a short 35-minute drive will find you in the world renowned destination of Tofino.

Neighboring Terrace Beach is the stunning Wild Pacific Trail. It begins at the Amphitrite Point Lighthouse which is near the mouth of the Ucluelet inlet. The trail travels north along the Pacific Ocean coastline through Big Beach Park for a healthy 8 km stretch. The final section extends to Halfmoon Bay in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Most of the trail system consists of a smooth gravel walkway with the occasional set of stairs or boardwalk. Benches are peppered throughout the trail to provide stunning viewpoints of the rock bluffs and ocean vistas. The trail is accessible to all ages and abilities, including wheelchairs in most areas.

More About Ucluelet, BC

Pronounced “Yew-Kloo-Let” but affectionately referred to as “Ukee” by the locals, this quaint fishing village is part of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations traditional territory.  The name means ‘safe harbor’.    

Archaeological findings have indicated settlements dating as far back as 4,300 years ago. Nuu-chah-nulth oral histories date back even further! The town has a fishing village feel and until recently, logging and fishing were the main industries. However, eco-tourism and outdoor adventures are now starting to take the lead. The area offers rainforest hikes, beachcombing, ocean adventures and endless wildlife. Surrounded by 150,000 acres of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, it is an outdoor
enthusiast dream location. Getting here is an approximate two- and half-hour drive from Nanaimo (direct ferry access to Vancouver) and approximately a four-and-a-half-hour drive from Victoria. Originally built as a logging road and converted into something slightly bigger, the drive is a fun, twisty little road through old growth rainforest, over mountains, past lakes and out to the ocean. Alternatively, you can take a stunning 40-minute flight from Vancouver’s South Terminal to Long Beach Airport. Car rentals are available. The Resort Municipality of Ucluelet is situated on the edge of the Wild Pacific Ocean on Vancouver Island, BC. It offers visitors and residents the opportunity to live in and explore one of the world’s most pristine coastlines. A true west coast working harbour, Ucluelet is a place rich in tradition and natural beauty.

TOFINO, BC

The village of Tofino is located on the Esowista Peninsula on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A tranquil community with a population of under 2000 people in the winter and exploding to double and triple that in the summer months. It attracts surfers, hikers, nature lovers, bird watchers, whale watchers, campers, fisherman and cyclists. The Tofino area has become one of British Columbia’s top year-round vacation destinations for those who revel in unspoiled wilderness. Vancouver Island’s rugged West Coast is uniquely wild and beautiful. The Pacific Ocean crashes on rocky outcrops and washes over miles of sandy
beaches. Magnificent groves of old growth Cedar and Sitka Spruce stand tall over quiet rainforest trails. 

Long Beach, on the West Coast, is located just 7 km south of the town of Tofino, 23 km north from the town of Ucluelet & literally just steps from the open Pacific Ocean and Cox Bay beach. The Tofino area is a paradise for those who love the sea. Whether you lean toward being in or on the water, or lean toward
beach combing and storm watching, you will not find a better place to unplug and rejuvenate. 

Surfers come from all over the world to ride huge breakers onto miles of empty beach. Canoers and kayakers have a choice of exploring the sheltered bays or open coastline and islands beyond. Colonies of Sea Lions sun themselves on the rocks as Killer Whales view them with interest. To the delight of whale watchers, thousands of Grey Whales pass by on their long annual migration from Mexico to Alaska.

Whether this is your first time or you’re a seasoned visitor, Tofino is a magical destination. Close your eyes and imagine standing on the expansive beaches listening to the crashing waves. Envision the sun dipping below the horizon with the most beautiful shades of
gold, red and purple with the silhouettes of evening surfers catching their last waves.

Nothing compares!

Access & Transportation

Float plane service is available daily from Vancouver in Coal Harbour or Richmond BC directly to Tofino with a flight time of approximately 40 minutes. Ucluelet is approximately 30 minutes by car from Tofino, with rental car service available in Tofino. Alternatively you can fly through two Vancouver Island airports: Nanaimo (YCD) and Comox (YQQ); and drive approximately 2.5 to 3.5 hours to Ucluelet or Tofino. Both airports are served by vehicle rental companies. Fly daily from Calgary and Vancouver to both Nanaimo and Comox Valley airports; and from Edmonton to Comox Valley Airport.

Beachfront Accommodations and Amenities

Terrace Beach Resort features studios, one and two-bedroom loft suites, 1/2 duplex lofts and an exclusive collection of Beachfront Loft Cottages with a select number
of units offering private hot tubs. The resort has direct access to the ocean and surrounding old growth rainforest. Relax in our spacious suites, equipped with a full kitchen or kitchenette, electric fireplace, flat-screen television, spa-inspired bathroom with a spa tub or hot tub.

Spa & Massage

1.  Black Rock Hotel – Escape to a soothing oasis in Ucluelet. Revitalize your senses at Drift Spa, featuring “Sea Flora” wild organic seaweed products harvested on Vancouver Island together with a rejuvenating spa treatment. Relax in one of the two outdoor hot tubs or take a dip in the seasonal plunge pool. 
 
2. Nurture Day Spa – Locally owned and operated in Ucluelet, our mission is to offer a holistic spa experience that incorporates wellness and balance to regenerate mind and body. Aveda trained therapists offer signature treatments tailored to your specific needs, using the finest naturally derived flower and plant essences. We also offer private group sessions of Shivananda style yoga with Iyengar influences, personalized to the ability and comfort of your group.

3. Sacred Stone Spa – The Sacred Stone Spa is Tofino’s premiere boutique spa. We offer both holistic and registered massage therapies designed to cater to every aspect of relaxation and healing that your body and mind craves. Fusing global techniques and West Coast culture, our goal is to ensure that you leave the Sacred Stone Spa feeling renewed, relaxed and rejuvenated. 

4. Stillwater Massage – Nestled away at Tofinos renowned Botanical Gardens is Stillwater Massage waterfront tent. We invite you to experience the benefits of massage in a forested garden oasis. We believe authentic refreshment and connection with oneself happens in nature. Stillwater Massage is a holistic experience that engages relaxation through the body with massage, and revitalization for your mind and soul amidst the immersion of nature. The combination of therapies facilitates a truly retreat-like experience. 
Local Dining
1. Pluvio Restaurant – Chef Warren Barr offers creative and inspired cuisine, served by Lily Verney-Downey and the Pluvio team. The small restaurant and open kitchen allow for personal and refined service in an environment inspired by our surroundings in Ucluelet.

2. Currents Restaurant – Enjoy an artisan inspired culinary experience where every seat has a spectacular view of the surrounding rocky headlands, surge channel, and open Pacific Ocean in Ucluelet. Watch as the sun sets during your dining experience. During the summer months, dine on our outdoor patio overlooking the active Pacific Ocean and Wild Pacific Trail.

3. Big Beach Bar & Lounge – Watch waves crash on the rocky shoreline from the comfort of your seat under the remarkable wave inspired bar in Ucluelet. Enjoy our light snack menu specially created for sharing with friends and family over warm conversation or cozy up to the glowing fireplace and relax with house inspired cocktails and spirited beverages.

4. There are numerous bakeries and coffee shops. All worth a visit !

Eagle's Nest

Raven

HummingBird

End Unit Triplex

Tidal Pool

Centre Unit Triplex

Storm WatchER

End Unit Triplex

High Tide

Grey Whale

Blue Heron

Crow's Nest

Upper Deck

Sandpiper

Orca

Captains Quarters

Sea Star

Surf Grass

Salty Dog

Sea Glass

Amphitrite

Morning Mist