Wake up on the waterfront in Ucluelet.
book accommodation in “Ukey” because To£no is too busy or too expensive, but you’ll love your stay along this less touristed peninsula…especially if you’ve checked into a quirky-cozy yurt at Wya Point Resort. The small two-person waterfront yurts with wraparound cedar decks start at $135 per night, and you can bring the dog along, to boot. When you’re not beachcombing or scouring Ucluelet’s craggy ocean rocks for critters, a trip to the Amphitrite Point Lighthouse serves up some laid-back sightseeing with looping walks along less-than-threekilometre sections of the Wild Paci c Trail, each with scenic lookouts that peek out at the coast. This trip you’re cooking most of your own meals, but treat yourself to a very Vancouver-calibre farm-to-table dinner (where the catch of the day comes from Ucluelet £shmongers) at homey wine-bar-chic Norwoods.— Julia Dilworth