©

Tahsis trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Tahsis

Tahsis is a village municipality on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, about 300 km or 185 miles (by air) northwest of the provincial capital Victoria at., the Canadian census listed 316 residents, a decline from the 2006 Census count of 366 residents. The Village of Tahsis economy used to be dependent on forestry, but after the closure of the local sawmill in 2001, the economy became heavily dependent on sport fishing for salmon and halibut, outdoor recreation and tourism.The village is situated at the head of the steep-sided Tahsis Inlet (part of Nootka Sound). The inlet is protected from Pacific storms by its geography, making the docking facilities a valuable asset.In Tahsis's heyday the population was roughly 2,500. With the closure and dismantling of the mill the population declined to 892, according to the 2001 census.HistoryWhile First Nations peoples have inhabited the area for over 4,000 years, Europeans first visited Tahsis in 1774 (Spanish) and 1778 (English). John R. Jewitt, an English armourer, spent several winters here at the beginning of the nineteenth century as the slave of Maquinna. Jewitt's memoirs, A Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt, only survivor of the crew of the ship Boston, during a captivity of nearly three years among the savages of Nootka Sound: with an account of the manners, mode of living, and religious opinions of the natives is a major source of information about the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast in general, and life in Tahsis in particular.
Take a look at our Canada visit site to refine the details of your trip to Tahsis.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Tahsis

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tahsis

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Vancouver Island

40 days in Canada BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Canada BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ITALY June, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Duncan BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Vancouver Island BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Canada BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, outdoors, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Canada BY A USER FROM BERMUDA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Canada BY A USER FROM BERMUDA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Canada BY A USER FROM MARTINIQUE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Vancouver Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans