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A biological and cultural web of life

At West Coast N.E.S.T. we believe that education and authentic experiences bridges communities and people to build a stronger, better future for all. By working in collaboration with communities that share our values, West Coast N.E.S.T. is able to deliver our promise of providing extraordinary learning experiences that can have lasting impact.

The communities in our region are rich in history, biology, the environment, Indigenous culture, and the human spirit. The west coast of Vancouver Island has been the traditional home of the Nuu-chah-nulth people for thousands of years.

Hishuk ish tsawalk, ‘Everything is One’

From the tiny, historic village of Macoah in the south, through the Wild Pacific Trail of Ucluelet, through the village of Opitsaht, the oldest continuously inhabited village in BC, to the old growth forests of Hot Springs Cove in the north and the beauty of Tofino in between, learning in our communities takes you to the heart of nature.

We are proud to be collaborating with the following communities: