Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Stay at Sutton Cottage and experience the natural beauty of Vancouver Island's wild west coast. Enjoy your stay in this spacious post and beam cottage with decorative white wainscoting throughout. This newly renovated cottage is designed to sleep 4 and to give a comfortable division of space for privacy. The downstairs living room has a double sofa bed, an electric fireplace, TV, DVD player with a library of DVD's, books, games and puzzles. The kitchen and main bath are on the walk in level. The large eat-in kitchen has a deck with BBQ that faces Spring Cove. The kitchen has a full stove with oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker,...Read more
About the owner
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Sutton Cottage Ucluelet BC Canada Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
Ucluelet is located at the northern edge of Barkley Sound, 288 kilometres northwest of the British Columbia provincial capital, Victoria, on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island.
The closest city is Port Alberni approximately 100 km to the east. The District of Tofino is 40 km northwest of Ucluelet on Highway 4.
In between Tofino and Ucluelet is the Long Beach unit of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Barkley Sound lies southeast of Ucluelet and is a marine area that features the Broken Islands Group unit of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The fishing and scientific research community of Bamfield lies on its farther shore.
Pacific Rim National Park.
Backed by the Vancouver Island Range and facing the open Pacific Ocean, Pacific Rim presents the rich natural and cultural heritage of Canada's west coast. Its cool and wet maritime climate produces an abundance of life in the water and on land. Lush coastal temperate rainforest gives way to bountiful and diverse intertidal and subtidal areas. These natural wonders are interwoven with the long and dynamic history of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and European explorers and settlers.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada (PRNPR) is composed of three geographically separate units:
1. The Long Beach Unit is located between the villages of Ucluelet and Tofino, and named after the 16 km (10 miles) sandy beach of Wickaninnish Bay.
2. The Broken Group Islands Unit is an archipelago of more than one hundred islands and rocks scattered throughout Barkley Sound and is accessible by boat only.
3. The West Coast Trail Unit is a 75 km (47 mile) backpacking route along temperate rainforest, sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, caves, sea arches, sea stacks and beaches
Wild Pacific Trail.
The Wild Pacific Trail located in the District of Ucluelet is a seven phase trail system skirting the rugged cliffs and shoreline of the westcoast of Vancouver Island, just a few minutes from the cottage. Overlooking Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands to the east and the open Pacific Ocean to the south and west, it offers spectacular shoreline panoramas and seaward vistas through ancient cedar and spruce-framed viewing platforms constructed on the best headlands along the route.
The trail is presently divided into 3 sections: Lighthouse loop, Big Beach and Brown's Beach to Ancient Cedars.
Hikers get an up-close-and-personal look at the ocean's fury while viewing from the protection of the trail itself.
Carefully hewn by hand through old-growth thickets of twisted trunks, limbs and roots, the trail is a natural treasure-house of forest treats, including untouched examples of gigantic nurse-logs, raised root systems, mosses, fungi, lichens and ferns - offering the photographer unique opportunities to capture close-up images of nature imitating art.
At all times the views along the ever-changing outer coast afforded by this route are breathtaking - sunset and sunrise are a must see. Storm-watching is a natural on this trail with many breath-taking views 20-30m above surge channels and outer reefs constantly pounded by ocean swells. During the annual gray whale migration (late February to late May), whales can be spotted not more than 5 km offshore of this location as well as sea lions, seals, mink and otter playing in the nearby surf.