Safe Haven at Wya Point

Photo Courtesy of Wya Point Resort

Tucked along the shoreline of scenic Barkley Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Wya Point Resort is a winter destination perfect for connecting with the power of nature. “Wya” translates to “safe place” in the Nuu-chah-nulth language of the Ucluelet First Nation, and it lives up to its promising title. Located on First Nation traditional territory, Wya Point Resort welcomes visitors with open arms and the best of eco-hospitality.

This seaside resort offers pet-friendly post-and-beam cedar lodges with floor to ceiling windows that bring in the breathtaking view of the ocean. Complete with a fireplace and walk-on beach access, these lodges are perfect for a winter retreat. For a more immersive experience, Wya Point also offers a variety of yurts overlooking the beach or snuggled in the woodlands. For a fun-filled afternoon you’ll find the Ucluelet Aquarium nearby, as well the scenic Wild Pacific Trail, where you can go “forest bathing” among majestic old-growth giants.

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This article appeared in our November/December, 2018 issue.