The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation has over 1200 members and three primary communities within their traditional territory spread out between Meares Island, Tofino, and Long Beach. Esowista is one of the 3 communities and is located on Long Beach. Approximately 375 people live in Esoswista/Ty-Histanis. These communities are 20 km from the Tofino-Ucluelet junction and approximately 15 km from Tofino. Please note that Opitsaht, Esowista, and Ty-Histanis are primarily residential communities and have very few services for visitors. There are no banks, stores, or ATMS. There is limited cellular service.



Municipal office

#1119 Pacific Rim Hwy / PO Box 18
Tofino, BC
V0R 2Z0


Esowista has one facility for visitors, the Long Beach Haven B&B.

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation runs the Best Western Tin Wis Resort in Tofino, which has meeting and banquet facilities available as well.

Meeting & Event Facilities

The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation's office in Tofino can accommodate 10-12 in boardroom-style seating. Kitchen facilities are available.

The Esowista Maintenance Building can accommodate small groups in a boardroom style. Esowista is approximately 15km from Tofino.

The Best Western Tin Wis Resort in Tofino has a conference centre that can accommodate up to 250 people and board rooms can accommodate up to 45 people. Catering is available. An outdoor covered area suitable for 40 people is also on site. For inquiries please contact 250-725-4445.

For more information or for booking any of the spaces administered by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, please contact 250-725-3350.

Knowledge & Capacity of Residents

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and its people are rich in history, skills, and capacity in many areas including: cultural knowledge and practices, cultural workshops, digital storytelling, fisherman and harvesters, singers and dancers, and traditional ecological knowledge

For more information please contact the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s office at 250-725-3350.