5 reasons to go storm watching on Vancouver Island

Dec 19 2017, 8:42 pm

Howling winds propel crashing surf against the rugged coastline. Off in the distance curious clouds of grey and black roll in, swallowing up any sunlight meant for the day. A winter storm is headed for Vancouver Island’s west coast.

Storm watching is increasing in popularity, and travelers from around the world are flooding to Ucluelet and Tofino. Oceanfront Suites at Black Rock Resort can provide a warm, dry, romantic place to take in the storm, and here are the top five reasons you should book a trip now.


Low season rates

Room rates are greatly reduced compared to their peak season months. A storm season weekend splurge can go a long way. When booking at Black Rock Resort, tell them you are a Vancity Buzz subscriber and you’ll get $25 off per night on any room.

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No Crowds

More availability on Orca Airways flights, no ferry lines ups, no slow moving highway traffic and no crowded restaurants; storm season is a quiet, less than bustling time of year to visit the West Coast.

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Phenomenal winter storms

From November to March, our coastal weather can be awe-inspiring. Gusty winds, sideways rain and enormous waves pound the shoreline. Get outdoors and discover the best of the season from the lighthouse loop on the Wild Pacific Trail or the many nearby beaches and trails. Rain boots required! No raincoat? No problem! They have Helly Hansen raincoats available for guests at front desk.


Seasonal specials

Perfect Storm Treatments at Drift Spa inside the Black Rock Resort, Seasonal menu features at Fetch Restaurant, Stay for 3 nights, Pay for 2 special until December 15 and their unique Storm Watching Package.

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Relax indoors

Nothing is more calming the sound of the rain out your window. Plan an indoor weekend for romance and relaxation. Spend a day in your suite or better yet in your warm cozy king bed – think books, movies, card games, fireplace & wine, long bubble baths and staring out the window at the rolling, roaring ocean. Ahhh, now that’s Storm Season in Ucluelet!

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Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

Address: 596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, BC

Website: www.blackrockresort.com

Reservations Online or call 1-877-762-5011
(Pet’s welcome – additional fee’s apply)

Best ways to get there:
Orca Airways: 1-888-359-6722 or Book Online (Daily flights from YVR to Tofino Airport)
BC Ferries: 1-888-223-3779 or Book Online
Seattle, Washington Ferries: Washington State Ferry and Victoria Clipper

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