3 days in Tofino, Ucluelet & Port Alberni Itinerary

3 days in Tofino, Ucluelet & Port Alberni Itinerary

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Drive to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Drive to Tofino
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Tofino
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Ucluelet
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Port Alberni
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Bus to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Ferry to Bus Stop @ Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, Bus to Vancouver

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Tofino

A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Pacific Rim National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tofino planner.

Vancouver to Tofino is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Tofino hover around 22°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ucluelet.
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Ucluelet — 2 nights

A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Florencia Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, then stroll through Wild Pacific Trail, and finally look for gifts at Rubio.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ucluelet online tour planner.

You can drive from Tofino to Ucluelet in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Alberni.
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Port Alberni — 1 day

Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Port Alberni has a total population of 17,743, and a census agglomeration area of 25,396.Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. Hole in the Wall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Hole in the Wall, then take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Grove, and then contemplate the long history of McLean Mill Historic Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Alberni trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ucluelet to Port Alberni takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ucluelet, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Alberni, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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