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  • Wya Point Resort Brings Eco Luxury to Ucluelet, BC

    Daniel Fountain
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    Yuu-tluth-aht First Nation proudly announces the WyaPoint Resort, currently offering luxurious lodge accommodation, rustic eco yurts and a family-friendly campground in the lush coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island’s west coast. The resort is the culmination of a long-time dream of the community, providing employment and a way to share their pride in their culture with the world.Wya Point Resort is an impressive and beautiful addition to Ucluelet, the ancestral home of the Yuu-tluth-aht people and a world-class destination on the edge of an island rich with ancient history and vibrant energy. The internationally renowned region attracts visitors year-round with its storm watching, surfing, kayaking, hiking and fishing, as well as the captivating wildlife (whales, eagles, bears and rainforest creatures) that call the area home. Just steps from Ucluelet’s resorts and B&Bs are spectacular beaches and clifftop trails, which meander through the rainforest and feature panoramic views of Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands.

    With its broad range of accommodation and amenities—including the Wya Welcome Centre, Surf Shop, Wya Point Campground, Yurts and the Lodges at Wya Point—Wya Point Resort draws every type of traveler. Nestled in the coastal forest, a few kilometres outside Ucluelet and within minutes of world-famous Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Wya Point Campground is an ideal retreat for families and individuals who want a relaxing break by the sea. With direct access to the private beaches within the Ucluth Eco Resort, the Wya Point Yurts have full amenities including summer kitchens, barbecues, fireplaces, wrap-around cedar decks, oceanfront beach access and cedar lounge chairs. For those looking for a more luxurious experience, the Lodges at Wya Point offer deluxe accommodation in self contained, architect-designed lodges complete with fireplaces, modern kitchens, spectacular ocean views and walk-on beach access at Ucluth Beach.

    With secluded sandy coves, clear water and hidden rock pools, the beaches at Wya Point provide endless recreational fun. Ideal for a romantic retreat or family getaway, Wya Point Resort offers a peaceful sanctuary for all travelers. Developed by the Yuu-tluth-aht First Nation, Wya Point Resort is located on an old village site, tucked into the trees on an exclusive beach. Future plans for the resort include a 70-room boutique hotel, a restaurant, spa and 800-seat convention centre within the 600 acre property.

    “Being the first to sign the Maa-nulth Treaty has helped the Ucluth First Nations invest in new business enterprises and partnerships which will not only ensure independence, economic stability and growth for generations to come, but will also help us reach out and share our cultural heritage to the many visitors arriving here from around the world,” says Tyson Touchie, Ucluelet First Nation’s Manager of Economic Development. “We are thrilled to showcase what has been our summer home for thousands of years as the new Wya Point Resort, and to celebrate our new emerging history.”

    The Yuu-tluth-aht cultural connection to the land means that sustainability is the guiding principle for all aspects of the Wya Point development. Architect Scott Kemp has designed all the buildings to LEED Platinum standards, incorporating local materials and resources, including locally harvested FSC certified wood. Rainwater collection and domestic water are provided from the nearby lake and the resort will use the marsh’s natural cleansing properties to treat grey water.

    Along with quiet, simple luxurious beach front accommodation, Wya Point Resort offers the following services available by request: in-room massage, catered meals, gift baskets, romance and elopement packages, extensive natural trail network into the National Park, stand up paddle board rentals and lessons, individual and or group surf lessons and rentals.

    Daniel Fountain / 08.07.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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