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Rough seas calming: Tin Wis, past, present, and future

Tin Wis is within Tla-o-qui-aht Ḥaaḥuułi and the Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks, and like the ancestral village site that existed here for tens of thousands of years, the 85-room beachfront hotel stands facing one of the oldest highways on earth – the ocean. Connected to this deeply storied place, Tin Wis Best Western Resort’s own evolution relies upon the resilience of the Tla-o-qui-aht people, ancestral land and identity, and the perseverance of Cultural Lifeways as well as the Indigenous laws which protect biological diversity.

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Explore the west coast’s incredible waterways with Tofino Paddle Surf

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or SUP master, the west coast offers endless possibilities to explore pristine waterways from the protected cove right out front of Tin Wis Resort, to the lush inlet surrounded by old-growth temperate rainforest to breathtaking flatwater at remote fly-in locations like glacial lakes amidst mountaintops. Tucked into a corner of the property at Tin Wis Resort next to the beach, Tofino Paddle Surf is your portal to adventure.

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Shorebird Migration and Magnificent Beaches

Welcome to the awe-inspiring world of shorebird migration, where each year, millions of these feathered marvels grace the west coast of Vancouver Island, transforming the skies and beaches into a vibrant tapestry of avian activity. Join us on a journey through the captivating landscapes of Tofino, where nature's grand spectacle unfolds against the backdrop of pristine beaches, ancient rainforests, and expansive mudflats.

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Indulge in Coastal Delights: Tofino Wine & Dine Festival at Tin Wis Resort

Welcome to a culinary journey like no other, where the flavors of the West Coast come alive against the stunning backdrop of Tofino's coastal beauty. Get ready to indulge your senses at the Tofino Wine & Dine Festival, hosted at the picturesque Tin Wis Resort. In this blog, we'll take you on a tantalizing preview of what awaits at this two-day extravaganza of food and wine. From sipping by the shore to grilling in the garden, join us as we explore the culinary delights that await you at the Best Western Plus Tin Wis Resort.

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Discover the spirit of Tin Wis: sharing Tla-o-qui-aht culture at home and abroad  

Integral to the spirit of Tla-o-qui-aht-owned Tin Wis Resort is the desire to welcome guests into these deeply meaningful ancestral homelands and to share a rich and storied culture. When you visit Načiks (Tofino), it is important to understand that this is not a “remote wilderness” but “wałyuu”, meaning “home” and that unparalleled beauty is a result of Indigenous-led stewardship since time immemorial. The true heart of oceanfront Tin Wis Resort is its People whose connection to this place is profound.

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Experience the Rich Culture of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation at naaʔuu

Tickets for naaʔuu are on sale now! Secure your spot for this extraordinary cultural event and join us in celebrating the vibrant culture of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

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Celebrating the return of the whales

Whale Festival offers something for everyone from educational opportunities to learn more about whales and their west coast environment with hands-on seines and beach cleanups to an inspiring film about conservation-in-action, The Whale and The Raven, narrated by iconic artist-activist, Roy Henry Vickers, to all-out fun at the Spout Ball showdown between volunteer firefighting departments and the festival closer, the Baleen Bash.

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Stormwatching in Paradise

Why are we so fascinated by storms? Is it the way stormlight turns the hiłaayił (sky) tangerine while violet łiw̓aḥmis (clouds) muster on the horizon? That exhilarating rush of wind across your skin as it whips the whitecaps into a frenzy while an eagle hitchhikes on a thermal updraft. Positive ions and electrons dancing in the air as that irresistible lure of the ocean calls you to adventure. How a west coast winter storm animates the marinescape is pure kinetic poetry. Embrace the storm and with it, that deep energetic connection – that synergy with Nature reminding us, Hishuk ish tsawaak, or “everything is one”.

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J.O.M.O. and the Art of Doing Nothing

January is the perfect time to embrace J.O.M.O.— the Joy of Missing Out—simply hit pause and practice the delicious art of doing nothing. Clear your schedule. Reconnect to Nature. Remember how to dream and play. Come spend time with the ocean on tinwis (aka MacKenzie Beach) and let it restore your soul.

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Comfort and Joy

West coast winter holidays are simply magical. However you celebrate, embrace comfort and joy this holiday season at Indigenous-owned Tin Wis Resort.

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Introducing Browns Socialhouse® – Your Destination for Inspired Dining

We are thrilled to welcome you to the newest culinary gem in Tofino – Browns Socialhouse® at Tin Wis Resort. Our oceanfront resort now hosts a vibrant on-site restaurant that's set to elevate your dining experience during your stay with us and offers a warm invitation to the entire Tofino community.

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