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Introducing Ucluelet

Driving on Hwy 4's winding mountain stretch to the west coast, you'll suddenly arrive at a junction sign proclaiming that Tofino is 33km to your right, while just 8km to your left is Ucluelet (yew-klew-let). Sadly, most still take the right-hand turn. Which is a shame, since sleepier 'Ukee' – often regarded as the ugly sister of the two – has more than a few charms of its own and is a good reminder of what Tofino used to be like before tourism took over. For information, head to the visitor centre, hidden up the ramp at the back of the building.