Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
At a Glance
Dramatic location on the rocks close to the village of Ucluelet
All suite accommodation with kitchens and balconies
Surfing, bear and whale watching all within a 30-minute drive
The Wild Pacific Trail goes right through the property making it perfect for walkers
Panoramic views from the restaurant making for a romantic dining experience
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BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures, but the interior is hot in July and August, with temperatures surpassing 30°C.
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Set in a dramatic position on rocks looking out to the Pacific Ocean, Black Rock Ocean Resort is in the sleepy fishing village of Ucluelet around 30 minutes drive from it's busier neighbour of Tofino. An ideal quieter base for exploring this lovely area.
Lesser known that it's busier and bustling neighbour, Ucluelet offers a quieter and more relaxed environment to enjoy this beautiful area of Vancouver Island. The Pacific Rim park is at your doorstep with scenic walking trails of the Wild Pacific Trail running straight through the property, perfect for hikes or for simply capturing stunning photographs.
Specially designed for its dramatic location, Black Rock Ocean Resort is built of black volcanic rock and glass giving it a contemporary look with plenty of light streaming in through the windows and affording spectacular views from it's common areas.
The coast here is rugged and jagged making it quite spectacular. Beautiful beaches can be found closer to Tofino, around 30 minutes drive away, where there is excellent surfing and beachcombing.
The hotel offers all suite accommodation making it perfect for families in particular. A superb base for exploring the area with its many walking trails, adventure activities, whale and beach watching. Guests can choose to self cater or dine with spectacular views at "Fetch" restaurant. Relax in the cosy ambience of Float bar and lounge whilst watching the ocean or indulge in a pampering treatment at the Drift Spa.
Black Rock features all suite accommodation ranging from Studios to Two Bedroom Suites. Each suite is spacious and laid out in contemporary open plan style.
Studio suites feature a California King bed, gas fireplace, balcony, luxury bathroom and kitchenette. Luxury touches include iPod docks, WiFi throughout and large flat screen TV.
One Bedroom Suites offer a separate bedroom and lounge with sofa bed as well as a kitchen and dining area. They have a spacious balcony with rainforest and often sunset views.
Two Bedroom Suites are a combination of a Studio and One Bedroom Suite so ensure very spacious accommodations, ideal for families.
There are also a very few stunning Signature Two Bedroom Suites. Each of these offers the best location and wonderful views over the Pacific Ocean. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, large living area and two fireplaces.
The hotel welcomes family groups and the layout of the suites is ideal for families travelling together. There are no specific facilities for children though.
Black Rock offers phenomenal dining experiences at its ocean side restaurant. With panoramic views out to the Pacific Ocean it is an impressive location to dine in itself. Enjoy Artisan inspired West Coast Cuisine created by acclaimed Executive Chef Andrew Springett and his team along with an extensive wine cellar selection to compliment the dining experience.
The Float Lounge offers spirited cocktails and great views from the floor to ceiling windows. Cosy up in front of the glowing fireplace and enjoy the ocean views beyond.
Head to the Drift Spa for a touch of pampering. With tranquil treatment rooms, hydrotherapy tubs and oceanfront lounge overlooking the sea, it is the perfect spot to de-stress and relax.
The Pacific coast is a fantastic area to discover. From the hotel, during the winter months, the most amazing storms roll in across the Pacific Ocean which can be marvelled and enjoyed from the warmth and comfort of your suite or the lounge.
In summer, fantastic surf beaches can be found within 30 minutes drive of Ucluelet in the neighbouring beach town of Tofino. Beachcombing is a popular activity with driftwood strewn beaches throughout the area. Both whale and bear watching are available from Ucluelet as well.
The waters around Ucluelet are legendary for their salmon and halibut fishing and it is possible to head out on a fishing charter for a half or full day.
Other activities close by include a fantastic zip lining course, kayaking adventures and day trips out to the Hot Springs.
Coastal Bear Watch from Tofino
Travel by Zodiac along the calm and tranquil waters of Clayoquot Sound in search of coastal black bears who wander down to the water's edge to forage for food. Viewing from the water ensures an up close encounter with these fascinating creatures.
First Nations Canoe with T'ashii Paddle
Canoe in traditional cedar canoes to Meares Island and learn about First Nations history, knowledge and stories with Tsimka, the co-owner of the school and a Tla-o-qui-aht woman who grew up in her traditional territory, Tofino.
Whale Watching in Tofino
This tour takes you through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound to view beautiful scenery and wildlife. Depending on the time of year, you could encounter gray whales, humpback whales, sea lions, sea birds and resident bald eagles.
Location & directions
Black Rock Oceanfront is located on the rocks in the fishing village of Ucluelet on west Vancouver Island, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
How to get there
It is a 9-hour flight from Vancouver followed by either a 90-minute flight to Tofino and 30-minute transfer or alternatively a 7-hour drive (including 90-minute ferry) from Vancouver.
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