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KIIIN TOURS. Open May 21-September 18 2022

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Exploring Old-Growth Forest Trails near Kiix̣in Village

JOURNEY WITH OUR ANCESTORS

 

Inhabited by Huu-ay-aht ancestors for more than 5,000 years, Kiix̣in is the only known remaining traditional First Nations village on the west coast of southern B.C., and it is commemorated as a National Historic Site. Visitors are invited to hike the trail to Kiix̣in, while exploring Vancouver Island’s pristine old-growth rainforest, beautiful protected beaches and significant standing house remains. Along the way, guests will learn about the Huu-ay-aht’s knowledge and history, as well as Indigenous culture in the region.




Each cultural tourism exploration to Kiix̣in lasts approximately four hours. Guided by Huu-ay-aht Traditional Knowledge Holders, groups hike along an old-growth rainforest trail with boardwalk sections and stairs, leading to a beautiful protected beach with rocky ledges and tide pools.


Guided cultural tourism exploration to Kiix̣in

DAY TOUR

Day Tours - Saturday to Thursday at 10 am

 

Each tour will last approximately four hours. Guided by Huu-ay-aht Knowledge Holders, you will hike through an old-growth rainforest trail with some boardwalk sections and stairs, leading to a beautiful, protected beach with rocky ledges and tide pools.
 

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EVENING TOUR

 

Evening Tours - Fridays & Saturdays at 5 pm

 

Not only will you get to go on a culturally guided hike through an old-growth rainforest, you will gather on the beach where you will be immersed into Huu-ay-aht history, song and drumming from our Knowledge Holder.
 

Special requirements for evening tour:

- Headlamp or flashlight
- Blanket or towel to sit on

 

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When
 

WHEN

 

Day Tours - Saturday to Thursday at 10 am

Evening Tours - Fridays & Saturdays at 5 pm
 

Where
 

WHERE

 

Check in at the Float House -

East Government Dock, Frigate Rd., Bamfield, BC
 

When
 

DURATION

 

Expect up to 4 hours
 

WILL TRANSPORTATION BE REQUIRED?

 

Please let us know as soon as possible if transportation is required. 
Shuttle service is available at a cost of $10 per person from Bamfield to the site.
 

If you have your own vehicle(s) you can follow the Kiiin shuttle van to the trailhead where there is plenty of parking.

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WHAT SHOULD I BRING?


BC West Coast weather is unpredictable, so it is best to bring a backpack and layer your clothing. Dress accordingly for the weather, and bring the suggested items below:


 
  • Good hiking shoesNO sandals or open-toed footwear or you will be denied the tour.
 
  • Rain gear – weather can be unpredictable
 
  • Sweater, hoodie, or other warm clothing
 
  • Hat/head covering
 
  • Headlamp or flashlight (Night Tour Only)
 
  • We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you bring water and snacks to avoid overheating or dehydrating.
  • Camera

  • Medications and prescriptions
 
  • Insect repellant, sunscreen
 
  • Mask, hand sanitizer and wipes
 
  • Headlamp or flashlight (Night Tour Only)
 
  • A desire to learn about Huu-ay-aht history!

TOUR FEES ▲

KIIIN TOURS

OPEN MAY 21 - SEPTEMBER 18 2022

One tour daily, except Saturday, Group rates available.

WHEN TIME DURATION TOUR COST SHUTTLE FEE
WHENSunday-Thursday TIME10am- No evening tours DURATION4 Hours TOUR COST$20 per person SHUTTLE FEE$10 per person
WHENFriday TIME5pm- No morning tours DURATION4 Hours TOUR COST$30 pp/ $50 per couple SHUTTLE FEE$10 per person
WHENSaturday TIME10am & 5pm DURATION4 Hours TOUR COSTDay $20pp/Evening $30pp SHUTTLE FEE$10 per person
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TOUR RESTRICTIONS

Please consider the following before booking:

SAFETY ▲

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  • The hike to Kiix̣in is a MODERATE PLUS hike, with some challenging areas that may include muddy, slippery, uneven and steep terrain, along with some stairs and boardwalk. Unfortunately, people with injuries, mobility challenges or hiking-restricted medical conditions cannot be accommodated.

  • Children aged seven and older must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 19 years or older.

  • Parent(s) or guardian(s) are responsible for the supervision, safety, and behaviour of their child/children on the tour. Running, rough play, and dangerous behaviour is unacceptable. The Tour Guide has the right to deny or refuse tours at any time.

  • Liability waiver forms must be signed before tour departure.

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS ▲

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  • Washroom facilities are available for emergency only.

  • Expect to have no cellphone reception on your hike.

  • Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests.

  • Pets are not permitted on the tour.

  • Covid safety measures are still in place for the tour. Physical distancing & the use of hand sanitizer when signing in at the float house.

RESPECT FOR THE SITE ▲

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  • Guests must not leave any trace of garbage or waste behind.

  • Guests must remain on the designated boardwalk and trail at all times, and stay inside the tour boundaries.

  • Feeding or intentionally disturbing wildlife is prohibited.

  • Collecting or disturbing natural features, plants, rocks, antlers, or cultural/archaeological resources is prohibited.

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