Nitinat Lake

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" There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication. "

John Dewey 


Nitinat Lake is located on the south west coast of Vancouver Island. Nitinat Lake is home to the Ditidaht First Nations. 

Nitinat Lake is 20 kilometres long and is actually a salt water fjord connected to the ocean by a 3 kilometre long natural channel. Nitinat Lake is home to the largest salmon hatchery in Canada. 

Nitinat Lake is the gateway to the Pacific Rim National Park and near the southern trailhead of the West Coast Trail.  The consistent daily winds at Nitinat Lake offer some of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing in North America and is considered one of the top 10 destinations in the world for these sports. There are plenty of hiking opportunities. The 38 kilometre long Nitinat Triangle is the most scenic canoe route on Vancouver Island. There is some fantastic salmon fishing at Nitinat Lake. On rare occasions you might be blessed with some whale watching. There have been whales known to cruise up the channel to check out the activity in Nitinat Lake. 

There is little in the way of services. There is a general store, gas station, restaurant, outdoor showers, and laundry facilities. 

There is no land or homes available on Nitinat Lake, only the First Nations reserve. 

Your West has an Accommodations Directory with a complete list of the bed & breakfasts, cabins & cottages, condos & suites, farm stays, hotels, inns & motels, lodges, resorts & retreats, and vacation homes available to welcome you to Nitinit Lake. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying in Nitinat Lake, what better way to learn about the community than to seize the opportunity for some fun, food, and education! Your West has a complete range of directories for you to enjoy everything Nitinat Lake has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week in Nitinat Lake using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

Check the Nitinat Lake community calendar on Your West every day for upcoming annual events, arts, meetings, recreation, music, and education in your community.