The Wya Back Home – November 2014 It may be the Friday of the August long weekend – Vancouver Island’s busiest travel season – but you’d never know it standing out on the cedar deck of a months-old Wya Point Resort luxury lodge, trying to make out Ucluth Beach through the surreal blue-sky fog 200 metres below. Incredibly, even as traffic on the Port Alberni-Tofino highway is reaching is reaching its usual congestion, there’s still no one on this particular band of sand located between the Highway 4 junction and town of Ucluelet… To read the full article download the PDF…
An Island Getaway Where Storms Are Welcome – October 5, 2015 Every winter, ferocious waves from Japan roll into Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, pounding its rocky headlands and pristine beaches that hug the quaint towns of Tofino and Ucluelet. While locals have been watching and surviving Mother Earth’s dramatic show for years… To read the full article, click here or download the PDF.
The Tides are Changing in Ucluelet – October 3, 2015 Once a quiet fishing village on Vancouver Island’s coast, Ucluelet is coming into its own just 40-minutes away from Tofino – it’s more popular neighbour. Located just outside the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, the rugged coastal views, unique lodging, equally engaging adventure sports and the local coastal cuisine… To read the full article, click here or download the PDF.
West Coast Heaven – August 19, 2015 Few atmospheres provide restorative calm quiet like an oceanfront hideaway amid 600 acres of a 1,000-year-old-growth forest. Located in an ancient village site about a kilometre off of Ucluelet town centre, Wya Point Resort is comprised of a selection of campsites, yurts and nine LEED-standard sustainable luxury red cedar lodges… To read the full article, click here or download the PDF.
Get Your Glamp On – Summer 2015 If the thought of sleeping on the ground in a nylon tent makes you break out into a cold sweat, glamping (glamorous camping) is what you’ve been waiting for. Parks and resorts across the country are elevating the camping experience to include real beds on solid floors in everything from yurts and canvas tents to tree houses. To read the full article download the PDF.
What To Do In Ucluelet – June 21, 2015 The small fishing town of Ucluelet, located just outside Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island’s wild, west coast, is a haven for adventure seekers. Wildlife watchers, stand-up paddleboarders, surfers, kayakers, hikers and even foodies have plenty to explore. Here are five reasons to visit… To read the full article, click here or download the PDF.
Where the Wild Pacific Meets Native Entrepreneurship: Wya Point Resort – June 2, 2015 A blazing sun sets over Ucluth Cove, one of the loveliest on the wild, west coast of Vancouver Island. Waves crash on rocky islets, sending up towering sprays of foam. The surrounding rain forest is lush with ferns, moss and soaring, old-growth giants. This is the setting for Wya Point Resort, owned by the Ucluelet (Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ) First Nation. For too long, First Nations have taken a back seat to tourism-related business in this isolated, but popular Tofino region… To read the full article, click here or download the PDF.
From Forest to City: Get Wild in British Columbia – May 24, 2015 With 203 bands, British Columbia has the highest diversity of First Nations in Canada, and a visit here allows a wealth of opportunities to learn about local Aboriginal culture, ceremonies and traditional. In Ucluelet, stay at Aboriginally owned Wya Point Resort, and get some inspiration with a lesson from First Nations surf instructors. If you prefer solid earth over the ocean, hit the Wild Pacific Trail, which winds along the rugged coastline near old shipwrecks with decks for storm watching… To read the full article download the PDF.
Pacific Rim Glamping at Wya Point Resort – March 15, 2015 One of the many reasons I’m gaga for glamping is because it offers an all-access pass to nature, and at Wya Point Resort, perched on the cusp of Canada’s West Coast, this access is VIP. Located a few hours from Vancouver, BC, via car and a trip aboard BC Ferries, connecting the mainland to Vancouver Island, I arrived at Way Point Resort with my family in the early evening. The sun was starting to set, bathing the resort’s private beach in a pink, blue, and golden-hued light so complex it…
Stormwatching Ahoy – February 10, 2015 It’s not my norm to hunt for the perfect storm – as a general rule, I prefer mai tais on the beach – but when Vancouver meteorologists informed me that skis would turn from grey to ghastly, I bolted to the edge of Canada’s West Coast to behold the eye of the storm. To read the full article, click here or download the PDF.