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; Opitsaht is one of the 3 communities. It is located on Meares Island, across the inlet from Tofino. It is only accessible by boat. Approximately 150 people live in Opitsaht. Contact the office at 250-725-3350 for water taxi information. Tofino Water Taxi can also provide assistance.
There is no visitor accommodation in Opitsaht although groups may obtain permission to camp by special arrangement. Please call the office at 250-725-3350 to discuss.
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
For more information or for booking any of the spaces administered by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, please contact 250-725-3350.
Meares Island Cultural Centre in Opitsaht can accommodate up to 100 people. Kitchen facilities are available. Access is by water taxi from Tofino.
The Meares Island Heath Centre in Opitsaht can accommodate 20 people in its meeting space and a small lounge area. Kitchen facilities are available. Access is by water taxi from Tofino.
The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation office in Tofino can accommodate 10-12 in boardroom-style seating. Kitchen facilities are available.
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.
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.