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Meares Island Canoe Tour

Explore the big tree trail with a first nations guide perspective

We Are Planning Our 2020 Tour Schedule

We are working out our times and tours for next year, and we'll be updating all our tour information soon. Until then, online booking isn't available but please feel free to Contact Us and let us know if you'd like to take a tour with us next year.

Coastal Canoe Tour

A cultural canoe tour with a Nuu-chah-nulth perspective.

Cultural Walk on Tonquin Trail

Alternative tour for when we can't canoe

Interpretation From A Nuu-Chah-Nulth Perspective

T'ashii Paddle School is a unique ecotourism company that provides cultural tours and education based on Nuuchahnulth teachings and values. Part of our calling is to increase the understanding of indigenous history, including local impacts of colonization. Guides may share about contemporary struggles and successes in our communities also. At T'ashii we have been particularly lucky to work with several indigenous youths and to help develop their leadership skills through the training and work process. We hope that you find value and beauty here, in our homelands and with the sharing of our guides.

Meet Our Guides

Canoe Carver Joe Martin

Joe Martin, also known by his traditional name, Tutakwisnapšiƛ, grew up learning to be a canoe carver. Joe is a Nuuchahnulth man who learned to carve from his father, and alongside his brothers. The following describes some of what Joe shared with

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