If you’re traveling to Ucluelet from Vancouver or Seattle with a car, you’ll need to take a ferry. From Vancouver, there are three routes you can take to get to Vancouver Island, that drop you off in either Nanaimo or Sidney. If you’re traveling to Vancouver Island from Seattle, you’ll need to take a ferry from Port Angeles to Sidney.
In ideal weather and road conditions, the drive to Ucluelet is approximately 2 hours and 38 minutes from Nanaimo, or 4 hours and 11 minutes from Sidney.
Before departing on your trip to Ucluelet, be sure to check the weather forecast by clicking here, as the drive to the West Coast of Vancouver Island is quite windy. There are also safety updates taking place along Highway 4, so click here to stay informed on planned stoppages.