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Overwaitea tops Greenpeace with Salmon sales

Overwaitea Food Group’s decision to stop selling open net-pen farmed salmon at its stores helped earn it the No. 1 spot on Greenpeace’s annual list of sustainable seafood supermarkets in Canada.

The list, which ranks the eight largest supermarkets in the country in areas such as whether they purchase sustainably caught seafood or whether . . . → Read More: Overwaitea tops Greenpeace with Salmon sales

Learning Experiences

LEarning experiences

Get the most out of your visit — discover the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve through participating in our Interpretive Program in the Long Beach Unit!

There are a variety of learning activities for visitors of all ages:

Public Summer Programs

From late June to early September, park . . . → Read More: Learning Experiences

The Whale Hunt

I am inside a dugout canoe, out passed the break line, rocking in the ocean. A fog bank has rolled in and I cannot even see the shore anymore. My skin is chilled and goose bumps are crawling up my bare back, shoulders, and arms.

Somewhere in the distance I hear the blow hole . . . → Read More: The Whale Hunt

Tofino and Ucluelet raise $31,000 for Cancer

Tofino and Ucluelet residents raised over $31,000 through numerous community events for Cops for Cancer and the Tour de Rock.

The Tour de Rock made its way to the West Coast this weekend as part of their two-week cycling fundraiser.

Riders made it across Highway 4 from Port Alberni to Ucluelet on Saturday, . . . → Read More: Tofino and Ucluelet raise $31,000 for Cancer

Ucluelet boy's life returns to normal

Less than three weeks after being attacked by a cougar, life is getting back to normal for a Ucluelet area boy and his family.

Eighteen-month-old Julien Sylvester is now home and returned to the preschool program Strong Start earlier this week.

“He’s sitting here eating macaroni and cheese like nobody’s business,” Julien’s mother, . . . → Read More: Ucluelet boy’s life returns to normal

Faces of Ukee Days

Ukee Day’s wound down with the best band playing last. The band’s name, “Left at the Junction”, is a play that all of you who have been to Ucluelet will understand.

Overall the event was fantastic! It is a real community event that all Ukees are proud of and participate in.

Here are . . . → Read More: Faces of Ukee Days

Ucluelet Shines for Ukee Days

Ukee Days launched today under clear skies and a great turn out for the Salmon Dinner, Longboard competition and Whiskey Dock Relay!

The community and visitors are looking forward to two more days of festivities! Ukee Days is famous for featuring something for everyone!

Here are some pictures from this evenings events, click for . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Shines for Ukee Days

South Beach at Wickanninish

South Beach is such a small and dramatic beach with contrasting rock bluffs, deep sand, loads of shells, surge channels and crashing surf.

The 20 minute hike from Wickanninish keeps most people away and delivers a very private setting.

On this day my family collected enough ocean plastic to fill a box.

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Pacific Rim High Adventures

A nice short video highlighting all the great activities on the West Coast of BC.

An Alternative to surfing, a climbing gym

Rain, rain , rain, everyday for a week and then I found myself in a dry climbing gym. The rain stats on the Pacific Rim are 200 rain days per year or to be more quantitative, over 3 meters or 10 feet of rain! The climbing gym is owned and operated by super nice . . . → Read More: An Alternative to surfing, a climbing gym