Non-Profit Historical Society

Ucluelet History

The Ucluelet and Area Historical Society, formed in 1988, aims to preserve local history by collecting artifacts and information that help tell the story of the local area.

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About Us

About Our Society

The Ucluelet and Area Historical Society was formed July 21, 1988. Our goal is preserving local history and making it known, by collecting artifacts and information that help tell the story of the local area.

We partner with other organizations whenever possible on projects that promote history.


We create exhibits for community events, provide historical signage and historical articles, assist with school programs, and provide access to our archival collection for writers, students, family historians, and scholars.

The archives room, located in the District of Ucluelet Office on Main Street, is accessible by appointment only, during the District’s regular office hours. If you are planning a visit to Ucluelet we suggest contacting the Society to arrange an appointment.

History in the Community

What We Do

History Archive

Our archive contains pictures, articles, photographs, museum artifacts and community displays. Access is available by appointment to historians, students, scholars and writers.

Fundraising Events

Our main fundraiser, the Mothers’ Day Plant Sale, supports our program of summer exhibitions and the Remembrance Day Event at the Ucluelet ANAF.


The Society provides a range of travelling exhibits for local events and static displays for local businesses to showcase their historical connections.

Donate to our Society Fund

Donations enable the Society to produce small exhibits and signage showcasing the area’s unique history.  The displays can be found throughout the community, or viewed at one of our local summer events.

One of the Society’s longer-term goals is to develop a Summer Museum to share our history with locals and visitors. Donations to our Society will help fund a part-time curator to oversee this project.