If you guys remember, the very end of September we took a trip to the West Coast of the Island and we stayed at The Black Rock Resort. We were there from the 27th – 29th and it was such an amazing reset to 2019.
I don’t know about your kids, but ours are a bit electronic crazy and we limit their electronics to two hours a day total. But during this trip to Ucluelet, they barely picked up their devices at all. It was SUCH a breath of fresh air for us all.
We spent a ton of time hiking, playing in the icy cold water and exploring around our resort.
I wanted to share a few ( or a lot ) photos with you and give a mini review on the Black Rock Resort.
As soon as we got into our room ( We stayed in a Trail Suite ), we headed out onto the patio. The views are incredible and we kept joking that if the hotel was a cardboard box it would still be amazing because the views are out of this world.. but I assure you, the hotel and suites are luxurious!
Our suite had two bedrooms and a pull out sofa, so it could easily sleep 6+ It also had a full kitchen, a dining room table, two bathrooms, laundry and a living room. I mean, if we lived there for the rest of our life, I wouldn’t complain.
We also had a massive patio and both bedrooms had full views of the Ocean. These trail suites would be amazing to storm watch in.
The first night we mostly hung around the suite and ordered pizza from a local pizza shop.
But the next day was completely packed full of memories and we visited the most gorgeous places, as well, ate at the yummiest restaurants!
We first hit up Live to Surf, (obviously.. ) I grew up going to this surf shop frequently and going into it was like a time warp. It hadn’t changed at all. The people, the clothing and the equipment brought back all the feels.
Of course the kids wanted to buy their own surfboards so we told them to save up 😉
After, we stood in line for burritos at the original Tacofino. Even though the line was long, this place did not disappoint and we will FOR SURE be going back in the future.
They have a kids menu too and every single kid ( even Hudson who is our picky child ) loved this eat out restaurant.
After we downed our burritos we drove into Tofino and went for a 4 km hike at Tonquin Trail. It was actually longer as we went down the wrong trail at first.. but man, our kids were okay with the extra few km’s.
We got down to the beach and Rhett immediately fell into the water, so then the rest of our kids took it on themselves to run in. We spent a few hours at the beach and left very wet, but hearts very full.
Right before we headed back to Black Rock in Ucluelet, Glen had to stop at the Tofino Brewing Company. It’s Glens favourite beer to date.
Then later that night we went back to the hotel, fed our kids some supper from the local Co-op Market and went exploring on the rocks behind our suite.
We put the kids to sleep and left Hudson in Charge, with Facetime on so we could see/hear what was going on in the room and went inside the ‘Float Lounge’ to eat. I do not have any photos as it was extremely dark and we were celebrating our anniversary. But take my word, the food was amazing and it was a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
On our last day in Tofino we hit up Long Beach for boogie boarding and a bit of skim boarding.
We spent quite a few hours at the beach and once everyone finally came in, we decided to pack up and grab a late lunch and start to head home.
We live about 3 hours from Ucluelet, so it’s a bit of a trek.
All in all, it was an INCREDIBLE weekend that our kids will not forget. They all kept saying how it was the best time of their life. Hudson even said he liked it more than Disneyland.
If you guys are traveling to Vancouver Island or if you’re thinking of it, I highly suggest staying at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort. The views are incredible, the room are clean, modern and overly accommodating.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve been to Ucluelet or Tofino and what your favourite memories are!