Warm weather, robins and daffodils all herald the arrival of spring but groundhogs aren’t the only creatures coming out of their holes right now. Spring time signals the end of hibernation for bears and a marked increase in their activity. Upon waking and exiting their dens, a bear’s body mass is significantly lower than . . . → Read More: Bear Time in Ucluelet!
Styrofoam, plastic bags, rope and boat batteries were among the most common items pulled out of Ucluelet’s harbour during a winter long harbour clean-up by the Ucluelet Aquarium Society.
Styrofoam, plastic bags, rope and boat batteries were among the most common items pulled out of Ucluelet’s harbour during a winter long harbour clean-up . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Aquarium society harbour clean-up
Cast your vote to make Ucluelet Canada’s ultimate fishing town. The nominations for the best fishing town are starting to pile up and it won’t take more than a few minutes to cast your vote for Ucluelet and name a beneficiary of $25,000.
A good sized Spring aka Chinook salmon
Ucluelet Chamber of . . . → Read More: Vote Ucluelet as Canada’s ultimate fishing town
The expansive and pristine beaches of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Nestled in behind many of the beaches, complex and dynamic sand dune ecosystems are found, providing a home to numerous species of animals and plants, many of which are rare or endangered.
These animals . . . → Read More: Help restore the sand dunes
With a significant focus on marine ecosystems and coastal life education, the Pacific Rim Whale Festival celebrates the continued protection and annual return of migrating Pacific grey whales to the coastal waters of the communities of Ucluelet, Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. An estimated 20,000 grey whales make the journey each year from . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Whale festival calendar of events 2011
What wild and extreme weather Ucluelet has experienced this week. Everything ranging from snow, sleet, hail, sunshine and rain, all in the span of a few hours.
This picture was taken Tuesday morning, a few minutes before Main Street was closed to vehicular traffic and about an hour later, there were young people . . . → Read More: Ucluelet experiences extreme weather
Folks in Vancouver were no doubt doing a few double-takes as Black Rock Oceanfront Resort staff donned wetsuits and carried surfboards around the city as a marketing strategy. Besides stirring up a lot of fun for Vancouverites, the stunt also caught the eye of one television station who aired a segment on the noon . . . → Read More: Ucluelet’s Blackrock Surfing Vancouver
Earlier this week, Alaskan senators Mark Begich (D) and Lisa Murkowski (R) reintroduced legislation to ban genetically modified salmon—a cockail species of sorts created by the biotechnology company Aquabounty that has earned the name “Frankenfish” for containing genes from three different fish. If approved, the species would be the first genetically modified organism (GMO) . . . → Read More: Genetically Modified Salmon: 5 Reasons to Say Not on My Plate
The Pacific Rim Whale Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and wants you to create a video using whales as your inspiration. You can sing, perform, act, animate, or digitally assemble images. Videos should be 5 minutes long or less.
This contest is open to legal residents of Canada with the winning video . . . → Read More: Pacific Rim Whale Festival Video Contest
Hugging the rocky shoreline of the Pacific coast, the half-kilometre stretch is comprised of three-and-a-half loops that branch from the pre-existing trail tucked a little further inland. The loop boasts five benches, one larger viewing platform, and five painter’s perches.
The cedar perches are placed in areas that offer unobstructed ocean views and . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Wild Pacific Trail’s newest addition