• Nitinat or The Ditidaht First Nation is located on the northeast shore of Nitinat Lake, 100km west of the city of Duncan in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Nitinat Lake is a 20km long fjord that empties into the Pacific Ocean at the Nitinat Narrows mid-way along the West Coast Trail in the Pacific Rim National Park. The Ditidaht have Nuu-chah-Nulth Tribal Council affiliation.

    The village is located in the Nitinat Region which is packed with natural attractions making it one of the last undeveloped pristine regions of British Columbia within a 3 hour drive of the capital city of Victoria. The Carmanah Walbran Park is home to a 1000 year old spruce, Nitinaht Lake is consistently ranked at one of the best windsurfing and kiteboarding in the world, and the West Coast Trail provides challenging terrain hikes and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and ancient forests.

    Ditidaht is located in an area of BC that is a temperate coastal rainforest and experiences a mild yet seasonally wet climate.

    Forestry, tourism

    • Population

      Town Population:

      350 (www.ditidaht.ca)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Service Delivery Area: Central Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Nanaimo

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 13.95

    • Practitioner + Clinic Information

      There are no general practitioners yet in this community.

      There is a health clinic in the community:

      Ditidaht Tribe Health Clinic
      479 Malachan Indian Reserve
      Youbou, BC, V0R 3E1
      P: 250 745-3313