Ucluelet Houses for Sale
Search all Ucluelet Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Ucluelet is a genuinely rugged west coast community on Vancouver Island. Slightly less busy than its neighbouring community of Tofino, Ucluelet has much to offer. The Wild Pacific Trail offers magnificent views of the coastline and forest and is a popular hike for tourists and locals alike.
Once you visit Ucluelet, you will be counting down the days to come back. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Ucluelet properties come on the market.
Ucluelet Real Estate Market
Ucluelet, BC, is a lovely small village with a big housing market. With its spectacular west-coast forests of Vancouver Island, its proximity to Pacific Rim National Park and its protective natural harbour, this community is a piece of Canadian paradise. As Ucluelet is a small town, you do not have to drive or cycle far to access the heart of Ucluelet and all its amenities.
This area boasts incredible oceanfront estates, with luxuries like a hot tub, indoor pool, and panoramic ocean views. Your realtor can find a bright and spacious property with large windows to let in the incredible views, watching the waves and the west coast wildlife from the comfort of your home. There are also smaller “fishing village” style homes, mid-century and character houses for sale, along with townhouses, condos and bare land lots.
The community of Ucluelet is safe and family-friendly, with convenient proximity to schools and recreational opportunities. There are 2 to 4-bedroom houses for sale with large, fenced-in yards, room enough for pets and children to play. Brand new builds are going up all the time in this thriving community, so your real estate agent can help find exactly what you are looking for.
Ucluelet is a popular place for short-term renters and tourists, which is beneficial for those looking to purchase real estate in Ucluelet as an investment. Many homes offer zoning for commercial space, workshops, or studios, so there are plenty of opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs to thrive in this creative community. For all these reasons and more, Ucluelet is a dream community to buy a home.
About Ucluelet, BC
In the Nuu-cha-nulth (Nootka) First Nations language Ucluelet means "people of the safe harbour," that description says it all. The rugged West Coast community of Ucluelet is built on a peninsula. On one edge of the peninsula, you have the jagged coastline where you can see for miles out to the open Pacific Ocean, and on the other side, you have a sheltered harbour.
Ucluelet's first trading post was established in 1870 by Captain Francis, but there has been evidence found of First Nations peoples living along the outer edge of the West Coast of Vancouver Island for at least 4,300 years. About 1,625 people currently call Ucluelet home, and with the extraordinary views and laid-back, family-orientated community, you won't be able to pass up a chance to call Ucluelet home either! Although the uninitiated may feel like they're far away from the amenities and conveniences the larger cities offer, Ucluelet is only 2.5 hours away from Nanaimo, where ferries to the mainland are located, and 1.5 hours away from Port Alberni, which has many resources and larger shopping centers available. Ucluelet is an amazing place to call home!
Getting to Ucluelet
Located on a Peninsula, Ucluelet is a small picturesque community nestled into the wildly rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island. The landscape of Ucluelet is breathtaking, and this community is surrounded by numerous wild beaches, lush forests, and hiking trails and will genuinely speak to any nature lover. Ucluelet is a short 30-minute drive from the Pacific Rim National Park, where you will find the world-famous Long Beach and many other spectacular beaches and attractions.
Ucluelet boasts an exceptionally unique climate. Since it is located in the heart of the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, Ucluelet’s temperature varies only slightly throughout the year. This allows Ucluelet residents and visitors to enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities year-round. Frequent rainfall comes along with the immeasurable beauty of this rainforest, and rain gear and gumboots can be seen adorning residents along with a smile as they are fortunate enough to experience all the nature Ucluelet has to offer.
The culture of Ucluelet can be best described as that of a neighbourhood. The remote location, combined with the strong presence of wildlife, lends itself to a neighbourhood mentality. Every resident shares their expertise when needed, and a helping hand is never far away. Upon visiting Ucluelet, tourists are often surprised to find myriad activities to participate in both day and night. Within the town, a bowling alley with arcade games, a yoga studio, a gym, a pool, fitness classes, a community centre, live music, and a skateboarding bowl, as well as a BMX park, can be found. Bald eagles, wolves, bears, deer, and even whales can often be seen from town, and there are frequent workshops available for the community to learn more about these magnificent creatures with whom they share this fantastic landscape.
In Ucluelet, education is offered through School District 70 (SD70 Alberni). Ucluelet Elementary School offers Kindergarten through grade 7. Grades 8 through 12 attend Ucluelet Secondary School. North Island College has an office in Ucluelet where they can help you explore how to achieve your post-secondary education goals.
Ucluelet Elementary 250-726-7793
Ucluelet Secondary 250-726-7796
North Island College Ucluelet 250-726-2697
Ucluelet Health Care
The Ucluelet Medical Centre hosts many talented and experienced medical professionals to assist with most medical issues in the center of town. For emergencies needing the facilities of a hospital, the Tofino hospital is a short 30-minute drive or ambulance ride away. There is a B.C. The ambulance station on the entrance to the town is ready at all hours, with paramedic staff just a call away. One of the larger hospitals on Vancouver Island can be found an hour and a half away in Port Alberni. Holistic services are available daily through integrated clinics that offer massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and naturopathic services.
Ucluelet Health Care Contact Info
Ucluelet Medical Center 250-726-4443
Tofino General Hospital 250-725-4010
West Coast General Hospital 250-731-1370
Things to Do in Ucluelet
Ucluelet attracts hikers, campers, surfers, kayakers, fishers, wildlife enthusiasts, runners, skateboarders, and BMX riders with its infrastructure designed to offer endless opportunities to enjoy many outdoor sports. Ucluelet hosts the Edge to Edge Marathon every year, and runners come from all over B.C. and other provinces to run along the edge of the rugged west coast ocean. Whale and bear watching tours explore the coastline offering once-in-a-lifetime encounters daily. Every spring, Whalefest allows tourists and locals the opportunity to witness countless whales breach and play above the water from a boat as well as from the shore. Several entertainment events happen, such as music festivals (Otalith) and the local annual celebration known as Ukee Days, in which logger sports competitions and live music bring visitors from all over Vancouver Island and beyond.
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