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.

Nitnaht lake offers a third access point to the West Coast Trail.

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.

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Nitinaht Lake

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.

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  • Nitinaht Lake Motel (May 1-Sept 30)
    250-745-3844
    nitinahtmotel@ditidaht.ca
  • Nitinaht Visitor Centre/General Store
    250-745-3999 (May 1-Sept 30)
    Note: this is the contact for West Coast Trail inquiries
  • West Coast Trail 3rd Entrance Orientation Centre
    Nitinaht Visitor Centre/General Store
    250-745-3999 (May 1-Sept 30)
  • Windsurf Campsite
    Inquiries at Nitinaht Visitor Centre/General Store
    250-745-3999 (May 1-Sept 30)
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Carmanah/Walbran Park

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.