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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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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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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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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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Ahous Adventures: A Journey through Indigenous Culture and Pristine Nature

Welcome to Ahous Adventures, where eco-cultural adventure tours in Tofino are not just about exploration, but also about immersion into the rich heritage and stewardship of the Ahousaht Nation. Owned and operated by the Ahousaht Nation, Ahous Adventures offers a unique opportunity to explore Ahousaht territories, their culture, language, history, and storytelling. In this blog post, we will take you on a journey through the lens of the Ahousaht people, showcasing the beauty of their land and the depth of their traditions.

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Tin Wis and Tsawaak’s Newest Partnership: Introducing T̓iick̓in Ebike Rentals

We are thrilled to introduce our latest partnership with T̓iick̓in (Thunderbird) Ebike Rentals, bringing you the electrifying experience of exploring the beautiful Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation land like never before. Located at the Ucluelet/Tofino Junction and now also available at the Tin Wis Resort, these award-winning electric bikes offer a fantastic opportunity to connect with nature, embrace Indigenous culture, and contribute to the healing of the land.

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Welcome to Nuu-chah-nulth Homelands: Embark on a Transformative Journey with #IndigenousCoastBC

As you venture to the picturesque West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, you are stepping into the traditional territories of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations. Huu-ay-aht First Nations, Toquaht Nation, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, and Tla'amin Nation collectively call this breathtaking region home, and they are eager to share their rich culture and experiences with respectful travelers like you.

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Experience Coastal Magic: Tsawaak RV Resort – A Gateway to Tofino’s Cultural Oasis

This new-for-2023 outdoor haven is poised to become the top choice for travellers seeking a remarkable vacation. With a range of RV sites and cabins for rent, you'll have everything you need for an unforgettable stay.

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Indigenous Tourism: Embracing Reconciliation through the ʔiisaak Pledge in Tla-o-qui-aht Lands

As you plan your visit to the captivating Tofino region on Vancouver Island, it is essential to understand the significance of Indigenous tourism and its role in fostering reconciliation. Amidst the sprawling beaches, diverse wildlife, and ancient forests, it is crucial to recognize that you are entering a land that has been inhabited by the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation since time immemorial. By embracing the Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks' ʔiisaak Pledge, you can practice awareness, gratitude, and respect as a guest within their ancestral territory.

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