Visitor Q & A ‚ÄčTofino Ucluelet

Tofino & Ucluelet Visitor Questions and Answers

Q – How long is the drive from the Departure Bay or Duke Point Ferry Terminal in Nanaimo?
A – The drive is approximately 2.5hrs .

Q – Can I get groceries in Ucluelet or Tofino?
A – Yes there are grocery stores in both Tofino and Ucluelet.

Q – Are there any phamacies is Tofino or Ucluelet?
A – Yes both Tofino and Ucluelet currently have two pharmacies in both locations.

Q – How far is Tofino from Ucluelet?
A – Tofino and Ucluelet are approximately 40 KM apart from another.

Q – Where are most of the surfing beaches?
A – Most of the surfing beaches are in the Pacific Rim National Park.

Q – Where is the Wild Pacific Trail?
A – The Wild Pacific Trail is located in Ucluelet.

Q – How far is Long Beach from Tofino or Ucluelet?
A – Long Beach is almost in the middle between Ucluelet and Tofino so from either location it’s approximately a 15 minute drive.

Q – How close is the Pacific Rim National Park from Tofino or Ucluelet?
A – The Pacific Rim National Park seperates both Tofino and Ucluelet. The drive from either location is approximately a 5-10 minute drive.

Q – When do the Grey Whales show up?
A – The Grey Whales show up in good numbers starting in March and continue to hang around until the late summer months.

Q – When is the best bear watching?
A – Bear watching is good most of the year with the summer to mid November being the best times.

Q – When is the best storm watching?
A – The best months to Storm watch is November to February

Q – Does it snow in Ucluelet or Tofino?
A – Snow fall in Ucluelet of Tofino is usually a couple days a year maximum, the snow comes and disappears very quickly if it does.

Q – Are there wolves on the Pacific Rim?
A – Yes there are wolves on the Pacific Rim, pets should be leashed at all times.

Q. – Is there a boat launch and marina in Tofino and or Ucluelet?
A – Yes both Tofino and Ucluelet have public boat ramps and government docks.

Q – Is there a fuel dock in Tofino or Ucluelet?
A – Yes there is a fuel dock in Tofino and one in Ucluelet.

Q – Can I drive and or walk to the Hot Springs?
A – No you can not walk or drive to the Hot Springs, you must take a boat from Tofino to the Hot Springs.

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