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To reach Ucluelet by car from the British Columbia mainland, you’ll first need to take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay, or Tsawwassen, to Nanaimo. The Horseshoe Bay terminal is north of Vancouver and this ferry route takes just under 2 hours while the Tsawwassen terminal is south of the city, closer to the USA border and it takes just a little over 2 hours. The Horseshoe Bay ferry arrives at the Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo while the Tsawwassen ferry arrives at the Duke Point terminal just about 15 minutes south of the city.

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Driving from Nanaimo

Your overall travel time from Nanaimo to Black Rock will range between 2.5 and 3 hours.

  • Travel north on Highway 19 for 43 km (26 miles),
  • Take Exit 60 onto Highway 4 (also known as the Pacific Rim Highway) heading west for 156 km (97 miles). You will drive through spectacular Cathedral Grove, historic Port Alberni (drive straight downhill and turn right at the junction/river), and on the winding road around Sproat and Kennedy Lakes. You will also drive through scenic Sutton Pass, at an altitude of 250m (850 feet) – where we especially recommend heeding to the speed limit. Travel westward until you come to the junction between Tofino and Ucluelet.
  • Turn left at the Tofino/Ucluelet junction and drive south towards Ucluelet for 8 km (5 miles).
  • Once you enter the town of Ucluelet, continue down the road until you reach Matterson Drive. At this intersection you will notice the Fire Station as well as the local high school.
  • Make a right turn at this point and follow the road approximately 500 yards to the stop sign. Big Beach will be directly in front of you.
  • Make a right turn on Marine Drive and continue through the next stop sign and Rainforest. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is located approximately 500 yards from Big Beach.

Driving from the Comox Valley Airport

Your overall travel time from the Comox Valley Airport to Black Rock will be approximately 3 hours.

  • Turn right at the airport entrance onto Knight Road.
  • Turn right at the intersection onto Military Row (drive approximately 2 kms). At the next stop sign, turn left onto Ryan Road.
  • Continue on Ryan Road (past Home Depot and down the hill), watching for signs indicating Nanaimo.
  • Turn left just past the Superstore complex following the road to the 17th St bridge, where you will turn right.
  • While on the bridge, get into the left hand turning lanes.
  • Turn left onto Cliffe Avenue, and continue to follow signage that will direct you to turn right onto the 29th St connector. After turning right onto the connector, continue until you see signs that direct you to Highway 19 southbound toward Nanaimo.
  • Once on Highway 19 South, watch for signs pointing you to Highway 4 West toward Port Alberni/Pacific Rim National Park Reserve/Tofino/Ucluelet, and exit in this direction.
  • Once on Highway 4, you will drive through spectacular Cathedral Grove, historic Port Alberni (drive straight downhill and turn right at the junction/river), and around Sproat and Kennedy Lakes. You will also drive through scenic Sutton Pass, at an altitude of 250m (850 feet) – where we especially recommend heeding to the speed limit. Travel westward until you come to the junction between Tofino and Ucluelet.
  • Turn left at the Tofino/Ucluelet junction and drive south towards Ucluelet for 8 km (5 miles).
  • Once you enter the town of Ucluelet, continue down the road until you reach Matterson Drive. At this intersection you will notice the Fire Station as well as the local high school. Make a right turn at this point and follow the road approximately 500 yards to the stop sign. Big Beach will be directly in front of you.
  • Make a right turn on Marine Drive and continue through the next stop sign and Rainforest. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is located approximately 500 yards from Big Beach.
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Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

PO Box 310, 596 Marine Drive

Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Reservations: 877-762-5011
Contact: 250-726-4800
Fax: 250-726-2430

reservations@blackrockresort.com