"A walk on the WIld Pacific Trail is a meditation with Nature."

Pass of melfort story

Special Events

Shipwreck Walk: 10 am Saturday May 21Silva Johansson

Join Silva Johansson for her famous shipwreck walk. History comes to life in the story of the sinking of the Pass of Melfort -- the tragic event that inspired the building of the lighthouse. Learn about the wild storms and coastal geography that doomed so many ships and survivors in the "Graveyard of the Pacific".

This walk start at the Whale lot trailhead on the lighthouse Loop.

BIRDING with Ian Cruickshank:

Silva Johansson10 am Saturday May 28, 2022

Meet at Amphitrite Lighthouse

Join a renown birding expert to learn about an impressive variety of migrating birds.

Fun fact: Female Bald Eagles have a wing span up to 228 cm (7.5 feet), males are 25-30% smaller!

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MAP to lighthouse loop -- click for a printable file.

Whale watching season!

Click to learn more Spring brings a parade of whales and countless birds during their migration. Watch for whale spouts and sealions swimming by.

Rocks are scoured clean by waves more powerful and faster than any human, so stay on the trail to protect yourself and sensitive plants along the trail. Please leave no trace of your visit.

Coastal benches are a great place to sit awhile to unlug and observe wildlife and waves.


click to learn moreInterpretive programs and special events have begun again and will be posted online.

All events are sponsored by the trail society and supported by donations. A library of videos are available to LEARN MORE >

kids enjoy discover tent displays

Interpretive signs

Newest children's interpretive signPlease read our extensive interpretive signs as you walk the trail to appreciate the hiden wonders of nature. Children will especially enjoy interactive signs at Big Beach park.


Did you know, now you can see a live web cam of the lighthouse at ukeelivecams.com?

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Inspiring through Nature

Stay safe on the trail, waves are powerful

Click to learn moreSpring is a special time to enjoy this rugged coastline during powerful Pacific storms. Waves are very unpredictable, so do not walk off the trail even if the weather seems calm. The path is built as close as possible to the surf and viewpoints can bring you into the spray of larger waves. READ MORE>

Nature's voice is strong in this place if we listen. Whether you walk here every day or for the first time, observe the cascade of ecosystems as the trail showcases coastal forests, bogs, mudflats and the creatures that thrive here if we give them space. Give yourself time to learn from interpretive signs, observe the flora and fauna, smell the salt spray and breath the clean air.

This 8 kilometre trail can be walked in two main sections:

Click to read about Children's interpretive trail!

Interpretive Trails explore fascinating natural and cultural history in specific focus ares:

For summer 2022 we look forward to offering interpretive walks and meeting you at our Discovery Tent overlooking Amphitrite Lighthouse on the lighhouse Loop Trail section. Follow us on facebook for a current news feed.

Award winning video: "Force of Nature" will sweep you off your feet.


Explore the unique WEATHER that comes with living on the coast, how species not only manage to survive, but THRIVE!

Fun fact: Can you name an amphibian that has no lungs?

We are proud to acknowledge the talents of our past naturalist Tanya Nestoruk for her work with videographer Arya Touserkani www.waterlogue.ca in achieving an award of excellence from Interpretation Canada for this video. Special thanks to Vi Mundy of Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation and Dr. Barb Beasley with the Association of Wetland Stewards for Clayoquot and Barkley Sound for their expert advice on content. Project funding from Clayoquot Biosphere Trust is also appreciated. Play full screen to enjoy fully.

Welcome to the Wild Pacific Trail!

20th Anniversary video: " Inspiring through Nature"

This video is a wonderful overview of your goals and 20-year+ success story. The journey continues!

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Whalefest events

Thank you for your support! Contributions via CanadaHelps or mailed to Box 572, Ucluelet will receive a charitable receipt.
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