Kiixin National Historic Site


Kiixin is the only known traditional First Nation village remaining on the west coast of southern BC, with significant standing house remains. It is commemorated as a National Historic Site. We will hike the trail to Kiixin from the quaint seaside community of Bamfield, while exploring Vancouver Island's pristine rainforest, beautiful protected beaches and standing house remains. Along the way, guests will learn much of Huu-ay-aht knowledge and history as well as Indigenous culture in the region.


  • Private boat charter through Pacific Rim's Broken Group Islands
  • Cultural tour with traditional knowledge holder in the ancient village of Kiixin
  • Gourmet picnic lunch and opportunities for whale watching


$425 per person

price based on 4 participants

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 6 km (3.7 miles)
  • Type: Day Hike / Private / Boat Excursion / Cultural Tour
  • Location: Bamfield, Barkley Sound
  • Terrain: Rainforest trail / Coastal hiking
  • Group Size: 1-10 people
  • Season: May to September

  • You will rendezvous with your guide in front of the Ucluelet Aquarium in Ucluelet unless you have pre arranged transportation with us before hand from Tofino. Here we will depart for a full day of adventure and head by boat across Barkley Sound to Bamfield. These details will be discussed during the booking process.


  • You will need a reasonable level of fitness. You will need to be able to walk for 3-4 hours at a time on undulating paths. Most of the trails are hard packed sand, boardwalks and rain forest trails. You do not need to have any previous hiking experience before you join this tour. You will receive instructions and a full briefing by your experienced hiking guide before you set off. Content with occasional steep section but primarily gradual. Few hazards such as uneven terrain and slippery rocks. Good mobility required.
  • Suitable for ages 12 and up.

  • A professional hiking guide
  • Huu-ay-aht traditional knowledge holder
  • Private boat charter
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Use of day pack (upon request)
  • Use of hiking poles (upon request)
  • First Nations Entry Fee

  • Water (1 litre recommended)
  • Personal favourite snacks
  • Gratuity for your guide

  • We recommend you wear comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor exercise and close-toed shoes suitable for hiking.
  • It's always a good idea to bring a waterproof jacket or an additional layer such as a warm sweater as coastal weather can change quickly - even on sunny days!
  • It's also a good idea to pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a snack and your camera!
  • We ask that you please bring your own reusable water bottle - we're working to reduce plastic waste. Did you know that Tofino has some of the cleanest and freshest tap water in the world? Our fresh water supply comes from Colnett Mountain on the beautiful Meares Island. If you don't have a bottle of your own; Reusable Bottles are available for purchase at our Storm Light Outfitter's Booking Office along with a variety of outdoor gear.

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