Vancouver Island’s West Coast

Port Alberni / Tofino / Ucluelet The West coast of Vancouver Island is a magnificent area of old growth forests, stunning fjords, rocky coasts and long sandy beaches.

Port Alberni is not quite on the coast but is located at the top of a long fjord. It is a popular stop-over for those wishing to travel on to Tofino and Ucluelet. Port Alberni is a fishing village with a great marina, artist studios as well as boutiques in a beautiful setting along Alberni Quay.

Ucluelet and Tofino are both towns on the west coast of Vancouver Island with a wonderful 19 km stretch of sandy beach between them. This is the appropriately named; Long Beach and is part of the Pacific Rim National Park.

Both Ucluelet and Tofino are cozy little communities with shops, galleries and cafes. In Tofino you will find Roy Vickers Eagle Aerie Gallery, this native art gallery displays not only his own work, but the works of other native artisans as well.

Tofino is a great place to go whale watching, take a fishing charter or an ecological tour of Clayquot Sound. This area of the west coast is very popular with hikers and beachcombers as it is abundant with many species of birds and marine life. It is a wonderful place to take in the beauty, sea air and majestic nature of our wild and wonderful west coast.