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Tahsis is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, a rugged landscape of lush rainforest and steep, fjord-like mountains. This pristine coastal geography is the setting for some of the best ecotourism in British Columbia.
Surfers are attracted by the wild Pacific waves off Nootka Island and Brooks Peninsula, a climatic pocket that produces waters of the same temperature as Northern California. Strong inflow and outflow winds also create great conditions for windsurfers and kiteboarders in the Tahsis Inlet. Tahsis Inlet, Nootka Sound, and Esperanza Inlet offer areas of strong tidal activity and diverse marine life, creating world-class scuba diving sites. Kayakers can enjoy the sheltered inlet waters, the rugged coastal scenery, and abundant ocean wildlife.
Hikers will discover quiet trails and dramatic vistas, including along the internationally famous Nootka Trail. Climbers and cavers find the local areas of karst landscape and exposed rock offer some of Vancouver Island’s best caving, climbing, and bouldering, especially Weymer Provincial Park near Tahsis.
Those seeking more contemplative ecotourism can explore historic Tahsis along the local trails and beaches, or take a walk through our village. Wildlife and fishing enthusiasts will find plenty to see and catch as well. Tahsis will provide you with the guidance and equipment to make any vacation an outstanding B.C. ecotourism adventure, big or small!
The central west coast of Vancouver Island is classified as a temperate rainforest, and has the mildest weather in Canada, with a mean annual temperature range of 9 degrees Celsius.
Summers are temperate and sunny, with the peak temperature occurring in August. Winters are mild, with some snowfall during the winter months, mostly at higher elevations.
Anchor Guest House
Located within walking distance to the marina and government dock, our newly renovated , open concept house offers a stunning view of the inlet and surrounding mountains. 2 decks provide covered areas to barbeque and enjoy the spectacular view...Learn More
Westview Marina, Grillhouse Restaurant & Island Attitude Cafe
Located at the head of the Tahsis Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island, home to World class fishing for Tyee Chinook (30+ pounds) and Huge Halibut, Westview Marina is the true heart of Esperanza Inlet and Nootka...Learn More
Seaside R.V. and Campground Park
Oceanside views, full hookups, laundry, showers, fish cleaning station and freezer Fish cleaning station and freezer space available Next door to boat launch Close to Post Office Communal fire pit Friendly service, relaxed setting Great view of Tahsis Inlet...Learn More
Nootka Gold in Tahsis, BC
Providing guest accommodation in Tahsis since 2010, Nootka Gold is rated #1 in Tahsis by TripAdvisor. Accommodations include a self contained 2 bedroom kitchenette on the main level, plus an additional 2 bedrooms with living room and second bath...Learn More