Getting Here

Resort Location

Located in Ucluelet, British Columbia, on the magnificent outer West Coast of Vancouver Island, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is a spectacular destination for romantic getaways, family vacations and outdoor adventures. Sitting on a rocky headland on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, our luxury resort is surrounded by dramatic ocean scenery, beautiful beaches, old growth rainforest, and the Wild Pacific Trail that winds along the breathtaking rugged coast. Black Rock is 179 miles from Victoria, a scenic 3-hour drive from the Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo and 20 minutes from Tofino Airport.

Our breathtaking oceanfront lodging is a 15 minute stroll to the charming village of Ucluelet, with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and art galleries. Discover the wild beauty of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, one of Canada’s natural treasures with magical rainforest, rugged shoreline and expansive beaches. Explore local attractions including the Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet Aquarium and the beautiful coastal village of Tofino with gorgeous beaches, shops, galleries, restaurants, hot springs and the islands beyond.

Ucluelet & Vancouver Island Adventures

  • Whale Watching – 1 mile
  • Surfing – 1 mile
  • Kayaking – 1 mile
  • Nature Cruises – 1 mile
  • Storm Watching – 0 mile
  • Fishing – 1 mile
  • Flight Seeing – 1 mile
  • Beachcombing – 2 miles<

Vancouver Island Attractions

  • Big Beach – 0.5 mile
  • Barkley Sound – 1 mile
  • Pacific Rim National Park – 2 miles
  • Ucluelet Aquarium – 1 mile
  • The Whale Center – 25 miles
  • Long Beach – 15 miles
  • Long Beach Golf Course – 15 miles
  • Zipline Eco-Tours – 20 miles
  • Hot Springs Cove – 40 miles
  • Tofino – 25 miles
  • Tofino Botanical Gardens – 25 miles
  • Clayoquot Sound – 25 miles

Driving Directions

Driving Directions to Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet

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.

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.

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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Transportation

Sea planes at dock in Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada

The West Coast of Vancouver Island is an easy escape from Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino and Washington State with exciting landscapes and attractions to see on your journey. Take a scenic drive, flight or ferry and discover the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Drive Times

  • Tofino – 40 Minutes
  • Port Alberni – 1.5 Hours
  • Nanaimo – 2.5 – 3 Hours
  • Victoria – 4 Hours

Transportation to Ucluelet