Located on the West Coast of B.C.'s Vancouver Island, when you get to Ucluelet you've run out of road. Heading any further west requires a sea-faring vessel because the next land mass is Japan. 'Uki,' as it's known as by the locals has two big winter claims to fame: It has some of the biggest swells for surfing, which happens year-round and because of this phenomenon, it's also become famous for its storm-watching tours in winter. You can opt to watch the intensity of the storms from the comforts of a lodge or put on some rain gear and experience it first-hand.
There are several ways to get to Ucluelet, including driving, ferry, private boat, and regular or charter flights. Most visitors, especially those from out of province, start their journey by air landing on Vancouver Island in either Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Ucluelet itself or on the mainland in Vancouver. With the exception of Vancouver (add in a 1.5 hour ferry ride), all destinations have easy scenic driving access to Ucluelet.