Ucluelet is at the other end of Long Beach from Tofino, and has a quite different feel to it. If Tofino is chic and fashionable, Ucluelet is more casual, dingier and more dowdy, but I felt it had a more easy-going and authentic feel.

We walked along the Wild Pacific trail from the Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, overlooking stunning bays lined by rocky cliffs, where we saw the odd sea-eagle perched. Other people say they have seen bears on the islands opposite, although we did not have such luck. The trail is very easy to walk, and there are plenty of benches and viewing points where you can rest, as well as take photos. The loop took us around two hours altogether.

After the trail, and even though it was early afternoon, we decided we couldn’t leave Canada without having an authentic Canadian breakfast. We were lucky enough to find the Blue Room café on the way out of Ucluelet. I ordered two pancakes with fried eggs, bacon and maple syrup and Jenny order eggs royale with salmon smoked on the premises. Very friendly service, and even though I was suffering from a heavy cold which limited my taste buds, this was absolute heaven.

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