The Ditidaht Nation Community, Windsurf Park and Caycuse River Campgrounds will open 50% of its sites on a priority basis to British Columbia residents for overnight camping for the 2021 season. Our reservation system is now open with the camping season running May 25 - September 30, 2021. No walk-ins will be permitted and all COVID protocols will be in place. On April 19, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced sweeping new travel restrictions that prohibit people from travelling outside their health authority to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our Nitinaht Lake campsites will be following these provincial rules and will not accept bookings for May 21 to June 15 to any persons living outside of the Vancouver Island health authority region. These dates may be extended if provincially ordered. For those who have booked please email [email protected] to cancel your booking and request a refund.
Things to do and places to go
The Nitinaht Region has been home to the Ditidaht People for over 5,000 years. Come, walk in the footsteps of our ancestors on the epic West Coast Trail, ride the legendary winds of Nitinaht Lake, sit with some of the planet’s oldest and largest trees in Carmanah Walbran and Pacific Rim Parks, and listen to the stories of our people. All of this and more is here in one beautiful, remarkably untouched place. Disconnect from your everyday life and connect with everything. Here @Nitinaht.
West Coast Trail
The world’s best hike just got even better.
The West Coast Trail is epic on so many levels: gorgeous beaches, cool caves, hidden pocket coves, weird cliffs and a lifetime of memories. And now it’s even easier to get on the trail: we’re a new (third) entry point for West Coast Trail, and we’re offering shorter hikes and comfort camping for “weekend warriors” and more casual adventurers who may not wish to hike all 75 kilometres of the trail.
- Start your hike with an overnight at Nitinaht Campsite
- Short Hike and Comfort Camping NOTE: You don’t need a WCT reservation for short hikes from the Nitinaht Entrance.
- Full 75km West Coast Trail: book your trip through the Parks Canada site.
Windriders don’t call this place Mecca for nothing.
The solid truth is the winds at Nitinaht Lake will never let you down. Some call Nitinaht Canada’s largest salt water lake, but really it’s a 20-kilometre ocean fjord with unique geological features that produce remarkably consistent, strong winds. Of course a lake this beautiful is meant to be shared, and kayakers, canoeists and sports fishers create their own amazing stories here too.
Our 1,000 year old trees are waiting to meet you.
Walk through what feels like a wall of mist and a time machine, and you’ll soon find yourself amongst the biggest and best collection of ancient trees anywhere. The Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park and the Pacific Rim National Park are two of the most intact, protected ancient coastal rainforests in the world, and are home to a fantastic number of the oldest, largest and tallest trees any- where, including the Carmanah Giant and the newly discovered Cheewhat Cedar.