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Tahsis and Gold River are known as the gateway to Nootka Sound. These remote communities are nestled in the mountains on the western edge of Vancouver Island. Once booming logging towns, these Villages now boast ample ecotourism opportunities on both land and sea and come alive with adventurous tourists in the warmer months.

A one-and-a-half-hour drive from Campbell River through Strathcona Provincial Park brings you to the Village of Gold River, with a population of 1,200. Leaving the paved roads of Gold River behind, you will begin your scenic journey on the Tree to Sea Drive – a 64km forest service road that takes you to the Village of Tahsis, which has a small population of around 250 people, year-round. You can find a warm coffee shop or restaurant with local ingredients, gas, liquor, and some essentials, but it is best to be prepared for the unexpected and arrive with your own provisions as there are no grocery stores in these parts!

Tahsis & Gold River Stakeholders

Coal Creek Roasters
Shorebird Expeditions
Island Clayworks
Westview Marina
River’s Edge Guest Suite
Nootka Gold Guesthouse
Trail’s End Guest House
Tahsis Supermarket & Ocean View Restaurant
The Lodge at Gold River
Ray’s Sport Fishing Charters
Seaside R.V. & Campground Park