The Ditidaht People welcome you to the Nitinaht Region.
The Ditidaht People understand that all things are connected. This teaching has guided us for over 5,000 years, as we have cared for and been nurtured by the rich natural and spiritual worlds of this land and sea. Our traditional territory is large, stretching from the deep forests surrounding Cowichan and Nitinaht Lakes down to the Pacific Ocean. We walk with pride and comfort between the traditional and modern worlds, embracing and protecting our strong culture, exploring economic opportunities for our people, and sharing our abundant fish, clean air and water with welcome visitors. Connect with everything here @Nitinaht.
Now it is possible to experience smaller segments of the West Coast Trail, thanks to the “weekend warrior” and “comfort camping” options offered by the Ditidaht First Nation. Learn more here.
The Ditidaht Nation is a proud partner in the Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Development Corporation – the company that purchased St Jean’s Cannery in 2016. St Jean’s is the largest salmon cannery in Southern BC and serves the sports fishing industrial throughout the Province. Learn more here.
The DDC announces its newest acquisition or 4 key parcels of private land around Nitinaht Lake. Three parcels are adjacent to Windsurf Park where plans for expansion of the site will take place. The fourth Parcel north of Gus Bay will be prime Forestry land suitable for Timber opportunities where profits will go to cover the overall cost of the purchase. Plans for both logging and Park expansion will begin this fall.
Only a handful of the hardiest adventurers have experienced the HOBITON Lakes Chain, a 3-5-day, 38 km tour. This self-guided and guided tour will allow everyday adventurers to experience one of the most scenic and remote canoe routes anywhere. This is a joint project of the Ditidaht Nation and Pacific Rim National Park. Stay tuned for more details.
In 2017 we will be installing new signs on highways and logging roads to make it easier to navigate throughout the Nitinaht Region. Now you can find all of our region’s hidden gems without having to follow pages of directions! Of course you can still get lost if that’s your kind of adventure, but you’ll have to work harder at it. This project is a collaboration between the Ditidaht Nation, the BC Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure, Parks Canada, and forestry companies Western Forest Products, Timberwest and Teal Jones.
Reserve your spot on the West Coast Trail today. Hikers wanting a shorter trip can now start at the halfway point by using the Nitinaht Lake Entry Point and head to Bamfield or Renfrew. Learn more here.