Amid 600 acres of old-growth forest on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Wya Point Resort provides a luxury experience that is breathtaking and indulgent. Owned and operated by the Aboriginal community in Ucluelet — Tofino’s neighbour to the south — Wya Point provides one- and two-bedroom lodgings in timber-framed buildings, as well as spacious yurts — those “glamping” accommodations that feature comfortable beds beneath warm tents and modern conveniences never more than a few feet away.
The resort is on the Pacific Ocean, close to the famed West Coast Trail that leads hikers through Pacific Rim National Park. A short drive away is the centre of Ucluelet, where visitors can depart on whale-watching or kayaking excursions as well as enjoy sensational dining.
You can paddle through Clayoquot Sound and the territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht during a two-hour coastal canoe tour with a Nuu-chah-nulth guide, who will share stories about the traditional ways of life, and how the region and community have developed over time.
It will be hard to find a more spectacular coastal getaway, especially in autumn.
- 2 night accommodation
- 3-day self drive car rental
- Coastal Canoe Tour