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Cedar Coast

Art & Ecology

The Cedar Coast Arts and Ecology Centre was built with a vision to preserve ecological health through place-based art, ecology and advocacy.

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What we stand for

Vision

We provide guests, education groups, artists and researchers with accommodation and resources to enjoy and learn from the local ecology of Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia.

What We Offer

Experience & Location

We offer accommodation, facility rentals, programs and activities for educational groups, retreats and weddings. Our goal is to provide the resources needed to help create an unforgettable experience, hand in hand with nature. 

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EXPERIENCES

Available Activities
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Yoga & Movement

All Ages

The Shoreline deck offers a relaxing, oceanview location for yoga classes. On rainy days, classes can be moved to the multi-purpose room with heated floors.
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Private Fishing Charter

All Ages

Head out with an experienced fishing guide to the waters of Vancouver Island’s West coast, where salmon, lingcod, halibut and tuna are found in abundance. Our guides adhere to the highest standards of sustainable fishing practices. Trips are typically 4-5hrs.
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Sea Kayaking

Ages 6+

Kayaking is a great way to connect with the natural marine environment. Guides will teach basic sea kayak skills and share all their knowledge on the local history, culture and ecology! Please note that trips require a minimum of two people.
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Guided Ahous Bay Hike

Ages 8+

A rugged and diverse 1-hour backcountry route connects the Cedar Coast Centre to the Vargas Island Provincial Park and the sandy beaches of Ahous Bay. The trail navigates through a coastal bog ecosystem before arriving at Ahous Bay, where you will find a long, sandy beach with breaking waves and expansive views of the open Pacific ocean. Ahous Bay is a great spot for wildlife viewing, including grey whales that feed in the bay during summer months. 
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Art Making

All Ages

Express yourself through a variety of place-based art making activities designed to nourish the artist's connection to nature.
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Indoor Activities

All Ages

The lodge contains a large mult-purpose room where guests can enjoy games of half-court basketball, full-court volleyball, badminton and four-square.
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Reading and Board Games

All Ages

Enjoy one of the Lodge’s many cozy nooks to curl up with a book from our well-stocked library, play one of our many board games, or just relax.
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Surf Lessons

All Ages

Interested in learning how to surf? Let us connect you to some of the best surf schools in Tofino! Instructors will cover the basics of how to surf, safety concerning tides & rip-currents and surfing etiquette.
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Big Tree Trail Charter

All Ages

The Big Tree Trail at Wah-nuh-jus – Hilth-hoo-is (Meares Island) Tribal Park is under the stewardship of the Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Guardians.  Tribal Parks  are a modern approach to park management based on traditional teachings. This trail is a mix of rainforest floor and cedar plank boardwalk. 
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Wildlife Watching with Skookum John

Ages 10+

Join Skookum on a custom wildlife watching tour in his home territory of Clayoquot Sound. An Ahousaht Nation member, Skookum shares cultural stories and knowledge with his guests as they watch whales, bald eagles, sea lions, otters or bears from his 20 ft vessel, the Sweet Marie. Guests will get a unique perspective and truly experience the beauty of the area. You never know what adventure awaits you!

Choose Your Stay

Accommodations
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Oceanview Grand Tents

4 Person Capacity

The Oceanview Grand is perfect for a family of up to 4 with a King bed for parents and a bunk bed for kids. This tent is also perfect for couples looking for an expansive space to lounge, as the bunk bed collapses into a daybed to create a cozy, romantic interior. 
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Oceanview King Tents

2 Person

The Oceanview King is perfect for couples wanting ample space to sleep, cozy up in front of the fire and sit at the double wide desk that looks out over Clayoquot Sound.
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Oceanview Queen Tent

2 Person

The Oceanview Queen is perfect for couples and individuals looking for ample space to rest, relax and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Clayoquot Sound right out the window.
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Oceanview Double Tent

2 Person

The Oceanview Double is perfect for an individual or couple looking to embrace the simplicity of a small space. Thoughtfully laid out this tent has everything you need for a comfortable, cozy experience with spectacular ocean and mountain views.
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Oceanview Off-Grid Tents

2 Person

Looking to take a break from the buzz of modern day life? Enjoy the simplicity and quiet of our Oceanview off-grid tents. Just a short 1 minute walk to the shower house and main lodge with flush toilets, this tent has everything you need to immerse yourself in nature with a warm and comfortable interior living space.

Our Programs

Education

Throughout the Spring and Fall seasons we deliver place-based ecology programs for k-12 and university school groups. We will also be offering a variety of adult education workshops. 

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Our Location

Facilities

Our off-grid, boat access facility includes comfortable wall tent accommodations, a large dining hall, living room, library, classroom, gymnasium, field lab, shower house, hot tub, and sauna.

The People behind Cedar Coast

Our Team

Cedar Coast is lucky to have a fantastic team who share a passion and interest for the west coast and its ecology. Being stewards of our home, we wish to deliver the best possible off-grid experience for our guests.

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Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and honour the traditional territories of the Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, and ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht) First Nations. In the spirit of truth, healing and reconciliation, Cedar Coast Art and Ecology invites all visitors to join us as respectful guests in this unceded Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’huulthii.