Tashii Paddle School is a local First Nation (Ahousaht -Nuuchahnutlh) owned and operated business. We specialize in outdoor education including first national cultural interpretation, paddle instruction, and tours that explore a couple of areas in Clayoquot Sound.
We have been creating paddling opportunities for both tourists and the local community since 2012.
“T’ashii” is a Nuuchahnulth word meaning path on land or on water. At T’ashii Paddle School our vision is to create a path to learning and connection with the natural environment through paddling.
From March to October T’ashii Paddle School offers guided tours in both a 22-foot hand-carved dugout canoe, carved by Nuuchahnulth master carver Joe Martin, and also a lighter fibreglass canoe of similar length. These tours are a window into the local indigenous culture and involve a walk through the old-growth rainforest showcasing 1000 year old red cedar trees.
T’ashii Paddle School believes that sharing the ability to be on the water while having fun, exploring, and learning new skills is an experience that can have a long-lasting positive impact on visitors. Paddling is an amazing way to connect to the west coast. It’s what we’re passionate about and T’ashii Paddle School is our way of sharing our passion. We look forward to being out on the water with you!