Clayoquot Sound is in the northern section of the Pacific Rim National Park and its southern border goes to the town of Tofino. Like Barkely Sound, Clayoquot Sound is right on the edge of civilization, so day trips to a beautiful archipelago are easy and don’t require days of planning. Kayak rentals or half and full day guided trips are available should you decide that is the best option. The weather is very similar to Barkley Sound, although you may see more fog. Make sure to bring a GPS and warm clothing.
Once prepared, this is a picturesque place to go on Vancouver Island. If comparing to Barkley Sound, it is hard to say which one is better or more popular. Tofino gets about 6 times the visitors as Ucluelet and therefore the activities will get booked more often. Both places are worth exploring and and will fill your senses with wonder and beautiful landscapes.
As part of the Pacific Rim national park, make sure you get your park passes at an information centre. Clayoquot Sound is protected as part of the UNESCO Clayoquot Biosphere.