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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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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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A Call to Recognize “tinwis” as the True Name of Tofino’s Mackenzie Beach

There's an opportunity for everyone to be part of the efforts to restore the region's traditional names for its beaches. By signing a petition to change the name of Mackenzie Beach back to its original, "tinwis," you can help kick the colonial past to the curb and welcome back the genuine meaning of this place.

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Tin Wis Resort: Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future on Orange Shirt Day

Today, we explore the remarkable journey of Tin Wis Resort, the profound significance of Orange Shirt Day in Canada, and the importance of supporting Indigenous communities when visiting Tofino.

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Low Tide and the Living Classroom

You don’t have to wait for a blue moon or a supermoon to explore the world of wonders revealed at low tide on Tin̓uwis (aka MacKenzie Beach). The ocean-swept sand stretches out and wraps itself around the rocky headlands, and at zero and negative tides, an isthmus forms a narrow bridge to connect to the small grouping of offshore rocks directly across from the resort. Whether it’s cloaked in morning mist or moonlight, this is a magical place to visit. 

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