This dazzling Vancouver Island resort might be the best destination for storm watching in B.C.



Photo: Black Rock Resort

There are so many things to look forward to in the fall months; enormous sweaters, fireplaces, various pumpkin flavoured things and of course, cozying up indoors as the weather outside begins to turn.

Located about 5 hours from Vancouver, or a short plane ride into Tofino, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy every aspect of the season. The resort, which is located right on the Wild Pacific Trail, offers you equal access to nature and luxury, including ocean and rainforest views, local food, soothing spa services and cozy rooms, making it the perfect getaway for a quick weekend getaway or weeklong retreat.

Photo: Black Rock Resort

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort offers 133 comfortable and contemporary studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites (including Wild Pacific Trail suites), in a picturesque oceanfront resort setting. With floor-to-ceiling windows featuring pacific nature views, it’s no wonder that Black Rock is the go-to destination for storm watching in B.C.

Yes, here you’ll be able to watch lighting strike and waves crash as the season’s majestic storms take full flight across the Pacific Ocean. Black Rock also boasts sweeping views from their onsite restaurant Fetch and the Float Lounge.

Wine Cellar, Photo: Black Rock Resort

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fetch offers a variety of fresh, local and sustainable seafood, including Salt Spring Island Mussels, Qualicum Clams, and Pan Seared Halibut and Prawns. Float Lounge is open from 3:00p.m. – 10:00p.m., with lounge style appies and dishes available until 8:45p.m. and live entertainment every Thursday. The onsite Wild Bean Cafe also offers visitors fresh baked goods and local coffee, perfect to take on walk or hike on the neighbouring Wild Pacific Trail.

Of course, no vacation is complete without some quality health and wellness. Fortunately, Black Rock’s Drift Spa offers serenity, harmony and luxury amongst the rugged coastal setting. With an exclusive line of body and skin care, Drift Spa features Seaflora wild, certified organic seaweed products made on Vancouver Island. Hand-harvested from the cold, clean Canadian Pacific Ocean, wild seaweed skincare products are nutrient rich with vitamins, minerals making for some of the most nourishing skincare products available. Blackrock also offers private yoga classes and workshops.

Perched on the rocky headlands above the Pacific Ocean, Black Rock Resort also features exceptional space for meetings, special events, receptions, corporate retreats, conferences and weddings of 8 to 90 people.

With fresh seafood, seaweed infused spa treatments and storm watching, Black Rock provides guests with a completely immersive experience of the mighty Pacific, without the wet feet.

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