The Legacy Tourism Group has been engaged by Castlemain to provide a high-level, pre-feasibility report regarding the potential development of a boutique, high-end resort on Nitinaht Lake by the Ditidaht First Nation on Vancouver Island’s west coast. The Castlemain Group is Canada’s leading advisory firm to indigenous groups. Their work includes economic development, governance issues, land acquisition and development, and policy and treaty work on behalf of First Nations all over Canada.
Spring 2017 – The Legacy Team has been recruited by Castlemain to provide a high-level pre-feasibility report that will determine if there is a business case that supports the creation of a boutique resort on Nitinaht Lake by the Ditidaht First Nation. The lake and inlet are located on the southwestern shore of Vancouver Island with Pachena Beach to the north and Port Renfrew to the south. The Ditidaht Nation currently own significant investments in tourism near Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park. Properties include a motel, windsurfer’s park, visitor centre and comfort camping site which they operate in partnership with the BC Parks and Recreation. Nitinaht Lake is a destination that is particularly well known as a windsurfer and kite surfer’s paradise, rivalling the Columbia Gorge in Washington State. The Legacy Team has begun work on this project and the summary report will be completed by the end of April 2017.