Tourism Ucluelet Road Trip & Getaway Giveawayby
Tourism Ucluelet has hit the road this spring to share it’s beautiful Vancouver Island coastal region with Canadians. The “Kick Back and Coast” RV tour began in St. John’s Newfoundland on May 1st and it will end on June 24th back in Ucluelet. Accompanied by Tourism Ucluelet mascot Knuckles the Grey Whale, the 10,000km tour will promote Pacific Rim National Park and Barkley Sound as well as the abundance of activities and adventures that can be found around Ucluelet.
The Tourism Ucluelet RV will be passing through 26 cities and all 10 provinces of Canada, engaging with communities and stopping by key events and festivities. Spot the RV in your city and snap a photo during the tour, follow the journey on Facebook and Twitter, and visit the unique landing page Kick Back and Coast for your chance to win one of many prizes, including a trip to the West Coast. The grand prize package includes an incredible ‘One Week Ucluelet Adventure Trip’, customized to suit the style of the lucky winner, including airfare, kayaking, spa, surfing lessons, dining, wildlife cruises, tours and accommodations.
The Tourism Ucluelet RV will hit Montreal by this Friday, May 17th then move onto Barrie for Friday, May 24th. Rolling into Winnipeg on Friday, May 31st then Calgary on Friday, June 7th the RV returns to BC by way of Kamloops on Friday, June 14th. Returning to Vancouver Island by Friday, June 21st it will reach its home in Ucluelet on Friday, June 24th.
Photos from our walk along the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet the last time we visited.
You really do feel like you’re on the edge of the world, it’s wonderful.
Miss604 Getaway Giveaway
To promote the Kick Back and Coast cross-Canada tour, Tourism Ucluelet has offered up an awesome getaway for one lucky Miss604 reader and their guest. The prize pack includes a two-night stay in Ucluelet in a Wya Point yurt plus surf lessons for two.
Enjoy private beaches within the Ucluth Eco Resort, and amenities in your yurt that include a kitchen, barbecue, wood or gas fireplace, wrap-around cedar deck, oceanfront beach access, lounge chairs, and more. This luxurious eco-friendly resort is off the grid so be prepared to unplug, de-stress, kick back, and listen to the waves roll in.
Here’s how you can enter to win this coastal escape:
- Leave a comment on this post about how you unwind/unplug (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2013. Must be 19+ to enter and win. Some restrictions may apply. Based on availability. Follow Tourism Ucluelet on Facebook and Twitter, and learn more about Wya Point Resort on Facebook and Twitter as well.
Update The winner is Ryan! (Comment May 13)
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Looks great! I love that part of the world!
I so very much need to get away. What a year it has been. And I cant’ think of a better place than Ucluelet – surely one of BC’s most beautiful spots.
To unwind I do yoga, take my dog for a walk, hit the beach and/or eat chocolate 🙂 I’d love this trip for my bday!!!
My favourite way to unwind is to get away from home, somewhere with a great view, great food, and lots to explore!
Walking on the beach and watching the pacific surf, whilst taking-in the rugged beauty of Ucluelet, unplugged!
I love to go for a long, relaxing run on the seawall.
Long walks in a nature setting are awesome for unwinding (no cellphones allowed).
The best way for me to unwind is to read a book or watch a movie that I totally love!
I walk, and the Pacific Coast Trail is a great place for it!
I love to unwind on long nature walks with my dog, preferably near the ocean 🙂 Uclulet is such a beautiful destination. Whoever wins is in for an amazing vacation!
A bubble bath and a book
I like to unwind by reading a book and a cup of tea!
I would unwind by taking a local fishing charter and then enjoying the catch of the day with a nice bottle of wine!
Something along the lines of an “e-tox” Leave all electronics and cell phones at home. Rent a cabin, get the fireplace going, pop open a nice BC red wine and read a good book !
A hike or a run outdoors usually does it! Sometimes the beach…
A hike anywhere in the forest. I feel a sense of “ahhhh” once I’m in the trees. 🙂
I miss the ocean, I would love to go back to the west coast! I unwind by taking my two dogs, Rain and Timber, for walks along the river. Nothing quite like the Pacific, but it will do for now 😉
Yoga and riding my bike along the seawall
Surfing’s a great way to unplug. Love it.
I unwind with a glass of wine and a video game.
unwinding is only possible by turning off the cellphone and taking a nap…would love to take one while listening to the waves!
the most relaxed I have ever been was fishing on Vancouver Island for the first time…so I’ll have to say that I unwind by connecting with the great outdoors!
I watch the waves and the birds.
I spent an hour in Ucluelet years ago and would love to go back and explore.
Movies, love to watch movies. Helps clear my mind.
I unwind with a good book or a movie!
This would be an absolute wonderful trip. My boyfriend and I love the coast, just sitting on the beach listening to the ocean is relaxing enough for us. He’s from Australia and he hasn’t been to Vancouver Island yet.
I unwind by going for a walk in the forest or going kayaking in Deep Cove
i like to take a bath or a nap
I unwind by digging into a good book with a glass (or 2) of wine.
Good food ,good wine and good company is how I unwind.Ummm holidays!
Anything that celebrates the glorious vistas and activities our great nation has to offer makes me smile. Unwinding, for me, includes a good book and a lemony snack!
Unwind with a nice cold beer and a video game
Lovely trip! My favourite way to unwind is take a walk in one of the parks in North Vancouver or one of Vancouver beaches in the off season.
Going local! Whistler or Victoria, staying a few nights and enjoying the local delights
I’d unwind with some spa therapy.
I like to sit in front of a fireplace with a glass of Jack Daniels in my hand and a warm cat on my lap.
I’d unwind with a good walk, a good book, a good beverage and good music & good chocolate.
A nice book and a comfy sofa
I love to unwind by sitting on a sandy beach, reading a good book, and listening to my boys playing together.
Reading is the best way for my to unwind.
taking my dog out for a walk
To unwind, I walk or run…on the trail in Ucluelet would be great!
I would LOVE to learn how to surf!! And then to relax with a good book.
I nap. I nap so hard.
I unwind by bicycling along the beautiful tree lined streets rain or shine
Walk by the ocean and listen to it! Or hike up some mountain! Bliss!
I love going for a walk on the beach to unwind, beach walking in Ucluelet would be amazing 🙂
Would be really nice to win!
Yoga and going for walks are my ideal ways to unwind! A trip to Ucluelet would be the ultimate stress reliever!
unwind by going for a walk, run, going to the gym!
Love to unwind in the canoe!
That would be an amazing adventure!
Love to unwind with a run in the summer evening light, or an early morning paddle while the city’s waking up!
Playing with my dog!
Love long nature walks with the puppy and my fiancee when life gets a bit too stressful!
Rock climbing is a great way to release tension and unwind
I unwind by doing something active, reading a good book or visiting my parents on the Island.
Watching my favourite shows on tv
Reading a good book in the sun
I relax by reading a book or hitting the great outdoors.
I unwind on the computer.
My favourite way to unwind is to sit back with the family camping near the river or ocaean and enjoy a glass of wine.
with a chai latte and some celebrity gossip rags!
Family, friends and a great bottle of wine !
After years of being single and finding someone ( finally!) ..what a great getaway this would be..!
i take a long run around the seawall!
Stand up paddle boarding ! 🙂
I like to unwind with a book (a real paper one!)
cup of tea and a good book! (preferably overlooking the water with waves crashing in the background)
I unwind by hiking the wilds with my camera in hand, to capture the magic.
I like to unwind by going for a walk with my daughter
I like to unwind with a photo walk or a good book.
Can’t remember the last time I unwound!
Ditch technology for a week/day/hour!
Good music and a great chair by the water. Relaxing!
Wine and a good book 🙂
Lounge in the yard with a good read and cup of tea!
Read a good book or get a massage
i unwind by taking my sweet dog, Carlos, for a walk along the False Creek seawall. 🙂
Hiking and being by the ocean!
To unplug and unwind, I like to pour a glass of wine, open some dark chocolate, take my book and soak in a warm tub.
Watching the sunset on the beach!
I unwind by taking a walk at my beautiful, local waterfront park.
My favorite way to unwind is a steaming mug of coffee and some good conversation with my one and only.
I unwind by walking the seawall in White Rock
I unwind by watching mindless tv.
To unwind, I go for a long walk on the beach on a hot day or stay in with a hot chocolate on a cold day.
My Favourite way to unwind is seaside with a good book and a glass of wine. Ucluelet would be a great place to do so!
Love the Summer to unwind by kayaking my favorite lake at sunrise = tranquility
Sit by the ocean and enjoy the smell of the salt water in the sun 🙂
A great weekend de-stress
A great weekend away
Getting out in nature is a wonderful way to relax!
I unwind by going for a walk in the park with my wife.
(I don’t know what she does afterward to unwind from the walk.)
A drink and a good book on the balcony.
Love unwinding by spending time surrounded by nature 🙂
I unwind by doing something outside – preferably away from noise. I also love to read.
Hitting a quiet spot near the ocean or inside a forest helps me unwind.
I relax with a glass of wine and a good book.
This would be awesome!
I unwind through yoga, reading in parks, being surrounded by nature and kayaking. This would be the perfect opportunity to combine all of these!
read a book
A hike with my dog
Take time to walk my dog in the woods. Listening to the sounds of nature is peaceful.
Take time to walk my dog in the woods. Listening to the sounds of nature is peaceful.
Relaxing lakeside. No phone, no computer, and a good book.
To truly unwind, I head off to a cabin with no electricity and connect with the natural rhythms of nature. A rarity but one of my favourite getaways. And I bring my knitting!
We love to rent a cabin somewhere on the coast, away from electricity and people
I just spent two very short but wonderful days at Long Beach and can’t wait to come back
Would love to unwind and relax surrounded by nature
My best way to unwind is to travel and find a relaxing place to discover. Change pace, change air, experiment new thing.
I like to unwind by doing something that I am scared to try previously.
Do some yoga and take a walk around the seawall!
Walk along Boundary Bay Dyke
Love to unwind by cuddling with my love, going for long walks, and meditating.
How amazing and beautiful would this be? I’m most happiest by the water…
This sounds heavenly! To unwind from caregiving, I love to be in the forest, just being there.
A long hike
I unwind by going for a walk, do some yoga or do a guided meditation.
Winters I unwind by hitting the slopes, in the summer I like to get into the forests for a hike.
Walking along Spanish Banks on a cold autumn afternoon will cure anything that ails…
Every September at any of the incredible Tofino/Ucluelet locales: Long Beach, Cox Bay, N/S Chesterman, or MacKenzie beaches – barefoot in the sand, watching my kids surf, going for a bike ride, a beach bonfire, hot-tubbing & gazing at the stars at night.
Being in nature.
We unwind by spending time outside – sitting on the patio, going for a walk, etc.
A nice long drive in the country, stopping along the way at farms to pick up cheese, fruits and veggies.
Relaxing in Nature
Take pictures and chill in the outdoors!!!
I like to unwind by reading a good book and also by going for a drive in my car. …Just not at the same time! 🙂
I would stroll along the beach.
I would relax by listening to the surf!
I would whip out my ukulele, plunk some tunes and sing.
i went to ucluelet this year during spring long weekend for the first time. It was beautiful! I also found out i was pregnant right after the trip lol maybe something was in the water 😉
I get outdoors for a hike, being surrounded by nature definitely helps me unwind!
A walk along Kits Beach. (May 25 is my Bday. this would be an awesome present)
Walking on a beach with no intention of turning around
Music and traveling to nature, my favorite way to relax
Listening and singing to music. Taking walks by the beach and seawall.
I would unwind by disconnecting from the internet for the weekend (and reconnecting with the boyfriend). Bliss!
Going outside and filling my lungs with fresh air. I would love to spend two nights in a yurt! So cool.
Make and eat a delicious meal – when camping making a beach feast!
Go for a work out! Surfing if its a long weekend
Long walks outside with my boyfriend.
Unwind by camping. No electronics, near water & some friends. Ahh
Sports highlights & a beer or the open road. Long road trips down to Southern California always tend to ease my mind
I unwind by writing positive affermations and kids stories
music and/or massage
a book in a bath
i unwind with a massage and facial
I often can small batches of jam to unwind…
I would relax by long walks and taking in nature
Sitting by the ocean and getting in it (weather permitting!) is my favourite way to relax!
To unwind, I spend time outside; going for a walk, sitting at Crescent beach or just listening to the rain.
My phone, tablet and laptop are symbiotic parts of my anatomy. I don’t know how to unplug. This would be a great trip!
I need a quiet getaway like this! I like to unwind by taking a walk along false creek
I unwind outdoors by doing yoga and taking my dog for a walk. Indoors, I read, sew, and watch movies.
To unwind, I go for a walk on the seawall
Hitting the road, finding a quiet sport (with no cell service) an enjoying a weekend with my husband and our dogs.
I unwind with some yoga and Just Dance4, also tweeted
To unwind I like to grab a good book, some tea, and go to the beach or a park.
I like to unwind by going for a quiet drive. Radio off. Usually along the river.
I unwind with some music and a hot bath. A glass of wine doesn’t hurt either 😉
I unwind with a sleep in, a great book, and delicious food.
I unwind by walking down to the water and just staring. 🙂
Tea and a magazine…in a cafe somewhere with no baby tugging on my leg 🙂
i love nature. .my way of unwinding is to go to Queen Elizabeth Park and see the beauty of nature.
I unwind by reading before bed, but am usually so tired that I only get a few pages along before I fall asleep…and then the next night I don’t remember what I’ve read, so I have to go back a few pages. Needless to say it takes me a looooooooong time to get through a book! The library makes quite a killing off of my late fees….
I spend my time unwinding by hiking up the Cruch, or Golden Ears Mountain. Can’t get enough of the outdoors and being able to breathe the fresh air, and know that it is close to home.
to unwind i usually go for a quiet walk at the park after work.
Yoga, gardening and meditation are essential to my mental health!
I love to go for a run and play with the kids to unwind
I unwind by laying back on the sofa and catching up on social media.
I love going for neighbourhood walks. But a hike in Ucluelet would be even better 🙂
Oh man, I love Ukee!
I would love to take the surfing lessons and enjoy the beauty of Ucluelet while at it
Nothing like a good long nap, or getting lost on Pinterest for a few hours!
A good gab session over a great cup of coffee with friends is always a nice way to kick it too.
So many ways!!
working out or wine in a bubble bath!
Nothing like exploring the coastline and hearing the waves to help you unwind!
Nothing beats a cold drink and a good book in the summer!
I meditate to an “ocean waves” soundtrack after my morning yoga practice! That’s my usual unwind, but I find another amazing stress buster to be volunteer work. NOTHING makes you forget your worries like giving back to others.
During the week, take my dogs for a walk and sleep.
Weekend, take my dogs for a walk and maybe a movie.
yoga, meditation, and a glass of wine help me unplug
to unwind, I do yoga, curl up with a good book, hang out with my siblings and catch up on my favorite TV shows. Time permitting, I try to do something active like hike or play sports with friends.
A glass of wine, or three.
I like to relax and unwind by watching a humorous TV program.
My bf and I love to go camping or hiking to unwind! 🙂
I like to just turn off all technology and read. I love the quiet!
always wanted to learn to surf, and then unwind and warm up by a cozy fire after
A nice walk after dinner with my family then watch a movie at home together.
I unwind with a walk in the forest and unplug by not taking the smart phone!
I go fishing.
Being able to “unplug” from the grid is reducing my stress level just thinking about it.
I unwind by doing outdoor activities + sipping on a glass of wine!
Find a quiet corner of greenspace to read in the sunshine. Or if it’s rainy, curl up on a comfy couch with hot tea and my cat and a good book.
I walk my dog!
I unwind by taking a leisurely walk around the neighbourhood
I unwind with a hot drink and a great book.
Playing Soccer with my kids.
I generally unwind by getting active or reading a book 🙂
turning off the phone 🙂
I unwind with hot yoga and exercise!
I go for a long walk.
I unwind by going for long walks near the ocean.
go for a run!
I like to unwind by getting away with my sweetheart Derrik. Relaxing with nature, time away from work, oh yeah, and a cold corona in hand.
My hubby helps me remember to unplug. He reminds me to put my phone down haha. I also like to unwind by reading a good novel or sitting in our backyard on a sunny day after work.
I close the door and turn the music up real loud and do some air guitar
I unwind by playing my guitar….in solitude.
Riding my bike
I unwind by unplugging! Put my phone down, turn off the computer and spend quality time with my family.
Great contest, thanks for the opportunity!
To unwind, I play mindless games on my iPad, when I lived in Kits I would walk on the beach, in South Burnaby, I take my dogs for trail walks
I take a nap!
Hiking and picking berries works for me, I miss Vancouver Island.
You had me at surfing lessons. Sitting on a beach is the best way to unwind.
Love to relax with coffee and a good book
Relax on a blanket in the sun in a park with friends. Frisbee and barbecue perhaps as well.
A warm bath and then a good book.
Great prize – surfing is on my bucket list
I like to relax by working in my garden
i unwind by playing the piano or reading a book
A beach chair and a large umbrella at Centennial Beach in Delta. Pick a spot with a log for a footrest and I’m set!
Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! I unwind by reading at library because I am poor. . I have always wanted to go there. I heard it is beautiful there. My childhood dream to see it since. It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs this trip to have fun and feel alive and inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generousity
Oh god I would like this. Please!
Oops! The rest of my comment got eaten. I unwind with a good book on a patio.
I relax by going for a walk but if that doesn’t work a glass of wine usually does the trick!
Reading, or boot camp classes. Depends what I need to unwind from! 😉
My favourite way to unwind is a good hike with my dog, or if it is really miserable outside, I unwind with a movie or a book on the couch with a bowl of Haagen Daaz ice cream (Vanilla Swiss Almond).
A walk in a quiet park
I like to unwind by going for a walk or hike in nature
I go for a run
A cup o tea, a good book and some great music playing. That’s how I like to unwind.
Yes please! I would love to win and get off the grid and really relax for a few days!
Love just sitting & listening to the waves crash against the shore.
listening to music and stretching out
I like to unwind by eating a snack/meal outside on the patio.
The worst part of university is the stress but thank goodness we live in beautiful BC. I love how we can just walk out of campus to a such beautiful scenery and nature! I usually love to have my ipod going but sometimes, especially in the spring/summer, I just want to hear the birds chirp.
Would love to stroll along Long Beach, surf the waves, marvel at the wilds surrounding us, and honour the First Nations who have lived and loved this land for centuries.
Hot chocolate and a mindless movie.
wine and a romantic (chick flick) movie
playing sports like soccer
I love to unwind in a hot bath, some yoga and some trashy reality TV.
I unwind watching something entertaining on television with my husband. See why we could use this getaway.
Key to unwinding ; get out of the city once a month. Ukee and Tofino are great spots for this!
Being outdoors with the sound of the ocean is my favourite way to unwind.
I watch tv.
MY girlfriend and I do yoga and ride our bikes to unwind
working out at the gym
I like to unwind with long walks on the beach.
Getaway would be awesome. Not sure my wife would like the surf lessons though! Lol!
I just started meditating before going to bed. Amazing!
I unwind by watching TV
I like to soak in the sun to unwind
The roar of the ocean lulls me to complacency.
Right now I unwind by being in the gym (including surf lessons indoors at steve nash!). I would love to get to actually try for real!
I’d LOVE to go!!!!
Long walk on a rainy beach – turn your phone off 🙂
I run, do yoga, anything that is ME based!! we have to be selfish sometimes to allow ourselves to relax!!
Water aerobics, walking on the seawall and good friends.
A fave way to unplug is to go for a bike ride sans cell phone/iPod
Would love to win!
Love a good walk in the woods or by the water.
This would be so great
I go for a walk by the beach
Riding a bike around stanley park can be relaxing.
I like to sit by the water with a coffee or glass of wine and contemplate life, otherwise camping with no electronics!
My daughter is coming out for a vacation and we want to go to Ucluelet to take surf lessons!! This is a must see for her BC vacation from Ontario! I have only been there
once, and would love to win this for our trip.
Big Beautiful BC
My favorite cup of tea and coffee shop indie on songza
I like to go for a walk/hike on a beach or nature trail.
i unwind with a good scary book.
I unwound last weekend by going to Ucluelet; would love to go again!
i like to unwind on the beach with a cold beverage
We like to go camping to unwind and get away from it all.
i unwind with an uninterrupted nap – cell phones off!
A long walk with the dog is the best break in a hard day!
I love the Tofino and Ucluelet area!
I unwind by spending time outside.
I unplug by sitting on the couch, looking over English bay with a good book! (and a glass of wine!)
i drink tea & read to unwind.
I like to do yoga to unwind.
read, watch a brainless movie to unwind, or go for a walk to unwind
I unwind my doing the seawall, or heading to jericho beach with a good book and soak up the sun. Roadtrips are also a goodway to unwind
I unwind in a nice warm bath.
Though westcoast walks are even better.
Get out of town!
luv to go . i ‘ll cook & clean
I watch TV.