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Ucluelet to Vancouver

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Bristol, UK
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Ucluelet to Vancouver

We will be travelling from Ucluelet back to Vancouver on a Friday in late September. If we left early in the morning do you think it is possible to drive back to Victoria and get the ferry back to Vancouver the same day ?

Also, any tips on the best activities for a 3 night stay in Ucluelet - we're particularly into the wildlife.

Thanks

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Ucluelet to Vancouver

You don't need to go all the way down to Victoria. You cross the Island to Nanaimo (about a 2.5 - 3 hr drive) then cross to Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver. If you need to go to the south side of Vancouver, then you can go a bit south of Nanaimo to Duke Point and take the longer run to Tswwassen from there. Easily done in a day, but be sure to reserve your ferry for a Friday sailing.

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2. Re: Ucluelet to Vancouver

Thanks for your reply.

We were planning to travel to and from Vancouver to Victoria by Pacific Coach and then hire a car from Victoria, so would need to return the car to Victoria (doing a one-way car rental and returning the car to Nanaimo instead of Victoria seems much more expensive). I will double check all this again though as it would be great not to have to drive back down to Victoria.

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3. Re: Ucluelet to Vancouver

Due to one way drop fees, it might actually end up being less expensive to pick up the car in Vancouver and drop it off there, even factoring in the cost of taking the car on the ferry. Plus it would save you a lot of time not having to drive back to Victoria.

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