The Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet

The Wild Pacific Trail is a great place to observe wildlife in a remarkable archipelago of rocky islands, coves and reefs that support the world’s largest marine creatures. These waters are used by a vast range of animals for feeding, breeding, resting, and migrating to areas north and south. In the spring, look for grey whales on migration close to shore in the tens of thousands. The blows, breaching, and tail lobbing of humpback whales can also be seen from spring through fall. Curious harbour seals and noisy sea lions are common all year round. Killer whales hunting marine mammals are a special treat to see in these waters. Leatherback sea turtles can also be seen off the coast searching for jellies. 

Which animals can you expect to see?

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COMMONLY SEEN SEASONALLY

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