Poised right in the heart of spectacular Nootka Sound, Tahsis Inlet, and the surrounding Rugged Mountain Range, the Village of Tahsis was made for the adventurer. Blessed with an abundance of natural resources, stunning scenery, undisturbed wildlife and abundant fishery, it is a wonderland for hardcore fishing enthusiasts, extreme sports fans and inquisitive historians.
The road to Tahsis from Gold River is part of the experience as it winds through lush forested valleys, skips over tumbling rivers and skirts alongside mountain cliffs. There are many opportunities to pull-over at the view points to soak in the vistas and view the lingering wildlife.
This picturesque and versatile west coast village is a small but friendly community that boasts all the amenities needed to support a burgeoning eco-adventure industry and an atmosphere saturated with the history of pioneering and perseverance. Little has changed in this area since the early 1900s when logging was introduced, and relics of it’s past can be found throughout the community, on the beaches and in the trail networks around the community. Many of the proud locals have been there for decades and are often tremendous resources to those seeking a taste of the past.
The full service marina and boat launch is a hive of activity as it provides services to private boaters and professional guides with their guests heading to the rich fishing grounds of Nootka Sounds.
Serious anglers will be treated to excellent saltwater fishing and the opportunity to land some of the largest salmon and halibut caught in BC. Experienced sea kayakers often launch from Tahsis to explore the seemingly endless bays and inlets of Nootka and Kyuquot Sounds. This area is also becoming better known as having some of the world’s finest cold water dive sites.
On land there are many opportunities to explore the historical sites of Nootka Sound, delve into the surrounding hills and valleys to view the undisturbed abundance of wildlife, hike the Nootka Trail on Nootka Island, and spelunk the vast networks of karst caverns where rare depigmented trout can be found. With good reason, this region is becoming known as the Cave Capital of Canada, with Thanksgiving Cave being more than 8km long. All adventures can be tailored for people of various ages and fitness levels.
For those searching for contemplative adventures, scenic day trips to the mission of Esperanza, Friendly Cove or Zeballos are easily arranged through the many fishing and guiding outfits. While cruising through the many inlets, watch for the rafts of sea otters as they soak in the sun.