The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ’s main community Hitacu (pronounced Hit-tat-soo) is located on the east shore of Ucluelet Inlet across the bay from the District of Ucluelet and is home to approximately 210 people. The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ (pronounced yoo-thlew-ilth-uhht) is an independent post-treaty government of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ people. Their territory is located at the northern gateway to Barkley Sound with open access to the Pacific Ocean and the Nation has approximately 800 citizens.
The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ is one of the five nations that make up the Maa-nulth First Nations who signed a modern-day treaty with the governments of Canada and British Columbia in April 2011. Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ is actively pursuing social and economic development, and is exercising its roles and responsibilities as a government.
There are no formal accommodations for visitors in Hitacu. However the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ own and operate the Thornton Motel in Ucluelet as well as the Wya Point Resort and Campground which has a mix of lodges, yurts, and oceanfront camping.
Hitacu has a health centre, administrative offices, fire hall, and a community centre. There is a small convenience store, but no bank or ATM. There is cell phone service and fibre-optic Internet.
Meeting & Event Facilities
The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ has a new 17,000 square foot community centre that includes government administration offices, a gymnasium that can accommodate 400 people, various size meeting rooms, and a commercial kitchen. The administrative offices are equipped with teleconferencing equipment, wireless Internet, and projectors.
For more information or to book any of the spaces administered by Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, please contact the Secretary at 250-726-7342.
Education, Skills, and Traditional Knowledge
For more information on locally-available knowledge holders, training opportunities and skills, please contact the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Manager of Community Services at 250-726-7342.