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  • Airlines
    Air Nootka operates out of Gold River and services the west coast of Vancouver Island, including Victoria. Pacific Coastal Air, Kenmore Air and Central Mountain Air offers flights from Vancouver Int’l Airport to the closest commercial airstrip in Campbell River.

    Ferry Schedules
    BC Ferries provides service to Tahsis.

    Taxi Services
    Water taxi service is available from Discovery Launch Water Taxi at the main moorage in Tahsis. Contact them directly for service schedules.

  • The Tahsis Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the community, relocation and local businesses.

    Banking
    The closest banking facility is an ATM at the SuperValu grocery store in Gold River.

    Schools
    Tahsis is in Vancouver Island West School District #84. This tightknit community shares schooling with Gold River, Kyuquot and Zeballos.

    Captain Meares Elementary & Secondary School (K-12)
    Box 460
    Tahsis, BC, V0P 1X0
    P: 250 934-6305 | F: 250 934-6578

    Visitor Center
    Tahsis Info Centre
    Box 278, 36 Rugged Mountain Road
    Tahsis, BC, V0P 1X0
    P: 250 934-6425

  • Tahsis is a friendly, community oriented village with many events throughout the year. From January to December monthly events include a Polar Bear Swim, Annual Community Spaghetti Dinner for Valentine’s Day, Easter and Spring Bazaar and The Great Walk (which is the hardest pledge walk in North America – 65.3 km!). Summer brings Canada Day celebrations and the third week in July is Tahsis Days with a parade, duck race, raft race, scavenger hunt, dance with live music, beer garden, and a community barbeque. The Tahsis Salmon Enhancement Days Fishing Derby and the Annual Community Salmon & Corn roast gets everyone together in August. The fall brings Halloween Fireworks followed by winter events such as the Christmas Tree Lighting, Craft Bazaar and Christmas Concert.

    The Tahsis Recreation Centre (285 Alpine View) is committed to providing community services and programs that enhance the physical, social, and cultural well being of the village.

    The Tahsis Recreation Centre has facilities including four 5-pin bowling lanes, a climbing wall, gymnasium, community room, community kitchen, indoor swimming pool and sauna, weight room, pool tables and Internet cafe, as well as several meeting rooms. The community kitchen has service window access to an outdoor plaza suitable for large gatherings.

    Eco-tourism is a big draw in Tahsis and the village website is an excellent resource. Surfers are attracted by the wild Pacific waves off Nootka Island and Brooks Peninsula, a climatic pocket that produces waters of the same temperature as Northern California. Strong inflow and outflow winds also create great conditions for windsurfers and kiteboarders in Tahsis Inlet.

    Tahsis Inlet, Nootka Sound, and Esperanza Inlet offer areas of strong tidal activity and diverse marine life, creating world-class scuba diving sites. Kayakers can enjoy the sheltered inlet waters, the rugged coastal scenery, and abundant ocean wildlife.

    Hikers will discover quiet trails and dramatic vistas, including along the internationally famous Nootka Trail. Climbers and cavers find the local areas of karst landscape and exposed rock offer some of Vancouver Island’s best caving, climbing, and bouldering.