Our Story - Wya Point Resort - Ucluelet, BC

Our Story

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A Living Culture

The west coast is a place of rugged beauty and raw wilderness. From mighty Pacific swells that crash onto endless shoreline to dense green, old-growth rainforest, this land has existed in harmony with the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ for centuries.

Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ is a Modern Treaty – Self-Governing Nation located on the remote northwest side of Barkley Sound on Vancouver Island. Our language is Nuu-chah-nulth in the Barkley Sound Dialect and we are a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government – Ucluelet First Nation is a signatory of the Maa-nulth Treaty. The Maa-nulth Final Agreement was ratified in April 2011, and recognized the right for participating First Nations to self-government and recompensed land and resources. Today, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ’s main community is located at Hitac̓u, across the bay from the town of Ucluelet. To learn more about our culture, please visit www.ufn.ca.

The History of Wya Point

It had been a dream of Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ to build a sustainable, modern village—one in which visitors and residents alike—could experience the traditional territory, hospitality, and values of our people.

In 2011, situated on the location on an old village site, we first added a 20-plot campground and 20 RV sites. A year later, we built oceanfront yurts, steps away from the beach, and by March 2014, we had completed our nine luxury lodges and started welcoming visitors.

Our Values

We share this land with more than each other. This is why we have built our lodges to be raised on cement stilts similar to Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ homes built 50 years ago. We believe in minimal impact to the land and embracing our past to respectfully share traditional knowledge with future generations. Our lodges reflect our art and stories, and our employees work, and live, on traditional territory. Our commitment to environmental sustainability extends from the design of the lodges to responsible, eco-hospitality practices.

At Wya Point we celebrate our culture and invite guests to discover our traditions, our values, and our land. You’ll experience a stay like no other.