Leave civilization behind then find it again on Canada's wild west coast! Navigate an exciting, twist-and-turn road that passes through Port Alberni and leads to Canada's famous surf spot (yes, we do surf in Canada!), beaches and dense coastal rainforest of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Enroute stop at Cathedral Grove, an ancient old-growth forest unique to Vancouver Island. A family-friendly must stop is the three top attractions of Port Alberni - the Alberni Valley Museum, the Maritime Discovery Centre and McLean Mill National Historic Site.
In Ucluelet, day hike the Wild Pacific Trail which wends its spectacular way along the rugged coast and grants breathtaking vistas of the Broken Group Islands, Barkley Sound, and Amphitrite Point. Easily managed by all ages and ability levels. For the adventurous, take a surf lesson in Tofino rated as one of the top surf towns in the world by National Geographic. Or, simply enjoy much deserved R&R by strolling along the perfect stretches of white sand at Long Beach.