With the unveiling of the much-anticipated Wya Point Resort in Ucluelet, the local Yuu-tluth-aht First Nation has realized a long-standing dream: the opportunity to showcase the Vancouver Island landscape they call home.
Set on what was once the Nation's traditional summer home, the resort, which includes luxurious lodge accommodation, rustic eco yurts and a family-friendly campground, has been guided by sustainable principles (think: LEED Platinum standards and use of local materials and resources). And that's not all: with access to private beaches, and mere minutes from the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Wya Point is a hub for wildlife viewing, storm watching, surfing, kayaking, hiking and fishing. Soak in that full roster of activity, whether you camp with your crew in the forested expanse or laze in your yurt, the latter boasting summer kitchens and wrap-around decks. You can even up the luxury component with a cosy lodge stay, complete with modern kitchens, fireplaces and, of course, ocean and rainforest views. A warm Wya welcome, indeed. www.wyapoint.com
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