• Community Information

    The rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, home to the world-renowned Pacific Rim National Park and breathtaking scenery, is also the setting for two of Vancouver Island’s most picturesque towns. To the north of the Park is Tofino, to the south is Ucluelet, both of which offer what’s known among locals as “life on the edge” – the west edge of Vancouver Island, the west edge of British Columbia, and the west edge of Canada.

    The community of Ucluelet is known for its natural beauty and small town charm. Situated on a natural harbour, it is home to numerous fishing boats and charter vessels. The area is considered to have one of the richest fishing stocks on the Pacific Coast. Tourism is an important driver of the economy in Ucluelet as visitors from around the world come here for the fishing, whale watching, scuba diving, nature cruises, beachcombing and wilderness hiking.


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,717 (2016 Census)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Central Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Alberni-Clayoquot

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: A

      RRP Points: 23.25

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 2 (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Ucluelet Medical Centre
      Box 1090, 1566 Peninsula
      Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0
      P: 250 726-4443

    • Lab Services

      Lab services for this community available in Port Alberni at West Coast General Hospital.

    • Imaging Services

      Lab services for this community available in Port Alberni at West Coast General Hospital.
      Mammography services provided by BC Cancer Agency twice a year. See www.bccancer.bc.ca for details.

    • Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage for this community, including Air Ambulance services.

    • Pharmacy

      Barry's Drugs
      Box 400, 1685 Peninsula Avenue
      Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0
      P: 250 726-4342 | F: 250 726-2760
      Peoples Drug Mart #175
      1892 Peninsula Road
      Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0
      P: 250 726-2733 | F: 250 726-2734

    • Midwifery

      Midwives from Nanaimo and Comox service this area.

      Search midwives in BC communities at www.bcmidwives.com.

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      West Coast Mental Health & Addiction Services
      101 - 1801 Bay Street
      Ucluelet, BC, V0R 3A0
      P: 250 726-1282

  • Family Ties, Pregnancy Outreach Program
    Coastal Family Place
    Box 1078
    Tofino, BC, V0R 2Z0
    P: 250 726-2224 | F: 250 725-4019