Notable Getaway: Island Time at Wya Point Resort

After some pretty extensive renovations over the past year, Wya Point Resort has revamped its look and now offers up the perfect place to get away from city life. With that comes an extensive array of options guaranteed to fill up your notable agenda, be it an authentic Aboriginal dining experience, fishing or kayaking expedition, coastal hike or surf session. You’ll find it all at Wya Point. 

Let’s start with grabbing a bite at the Kwisitis Feast House perched at the east end of Wickanninish Beach (arguably the most stunning location on the coast). It features a menu inspired by authentic First Nations cuisine; we’re talking traditional fish soup and bannock, oysters, local Dungeness crab caught daily or locally caught fresh salmon fillets grilled on the BBQ, as well as plenty of non-traditional dishes too.

The resort has plenty to choose from to suit all tastes and budgets. Travelling with friends? Nab one of the resort’s 1-2 bedroom spots (the resort now has nine luxury lodges). They come with ample space for a mid-sized group and feature a self-contained kitchen, beachfront access, ocean views, fireplaces to cozy up by after a stint surfing in the Pacific, and an open-concept feel.

Alternatively, opt for a standalone Yurt for something a little different (can fit up to five people). They’ve got all the amenities you need: summer kitchen, BBQ, wood or gas fireplaces, beach access and wraparound cedar decks to take in the phenomenal views – coffee or glass of wine in hand.  

For those on a bit more of a budget, or seeking a slightly more rustic stay in Ucluelet, camping is also available at the Wya Point Campgrounds. You’ll find yourself cozily ensconced minutes from the beach and surrounded by old growth forest. 

Get as active as you want, beause Wya Point has options aplenty to keep you feeling fit and occupied. Check out the network of trails surrounding the resort and get a taste of the outdoors. Surf’s up at the Wya Surf Shop, where you can grab a board, wetsuit or SUP for a few hours to brave the waves. 

Alternatively, the resort also features one and two-day kayaking trips and whale watching experiences, as well as the option to set up a day-long fishing charter (so you can try your hand at catching dinner).  If you’re planning on visiting the area this summer, don’t miss one of several upcoming festivals: the Pacific Rim Summer Festival (July 4th to July 20th) or the 40th anniversary of Ukee Days (July 25th to July 27th). 

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