The Ditidaht Nation welcomes you to the Nitinaht Region, an area that encompasses the jeweled expanse of Nitinat Lake, the surrounding verdant forests, and the heart of the West Coast Trail. After thousands of years connected to the land and sea, the Ditidaht people invite you to share in a true west coast experience. Though internationally known as the home of the West Coast Trail, this unique and secluded part of Vancouver Island offers limitless possibilities in the calm of the rainforest. Learn more about the Ditidaht First Nation.
Things to do
Windsurfer’s Park Camping
Pitch your tent next to some of the best wind and kite surfing conditions in the world.
Carmanah/Walbran Provincial Park
Walk among the cedar giants of one of the globe’s most pristine old-growth rain forests.
Nitinaht Lake Motel
Comfort and convenience just minutes from Windsurfer’s Park. A great place from which to stage your expedition.
Nitinaht Lake Visitors Centre
Offering groceries, fuel, cafe, and West Coast Trail orientation. Phone: 250-745-3999 or 1-888-745-3844
The Crab Shack
Located on the south side of Nitinaht Narrows, 3 km southeast of the campsite, The Crab Shack serves fresh local seafood meals and beverages with an impressive view of the narrows.
Nitinaht Wilderness Charters
In addition to operating both the West Coast Trail Ferry Crossing and the Nitinat Lake Water Taxi, Nitinaht Wilderness Charters is available for private chartered voyages. Phone: (250) 745-3509.