Just a forty-minute drive south of Vancouver Island's popular surf destination Tofino—and about five hours journey west of Vancouver proper—the small fishing village of Ucluelet recently became home to the newly opened landscape hotel, The Nami Project.
Located between the rocky coastline of the Pacific Ocean and the lush, old-growth vegetation of the Pacific Northwest rainforest, the recently opened development features four stand-alone cabins and a boutique hotel of four suites. Influenced by Japanese, Scandinavian, and Pacific Northwest design sensibilities in equal measure, the project aims to submerse visitors in nature for a restorative escape.
The cabins and suites each feature a host of amenities, including a king-sized bed, full kitchen, living and dining area, and sliding glass doors that lead onto a deck with panoramic views of the surroundings. Each guest room reflects minimalist inspiration, with organic linens, natural wood furnishings, and local art integrated throughout the spaces.
Most notably, both suites and cabins come equipped with a private cedar sauna in the bathroom, and an outdoor cedar hot tub made by storied local manufacturer Forest Cooperage on the deck. Additionally, the property hosts two additional public cedar hot tubs, and a cold plunge tub for good measure. On this rugged British Columbia island, and at Nami Project, you're never far from the intensity of nature.
Besides Tofino's legendary surf, there's a bounty of outdoor activities in the area, including hiking, fishing, whale watching, and wildlife spotting. The Long Beach region of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve is just a 10 minute drive from the Nami Project property, and just outside its door lies the Wild Pacific Trail, an accessible walking path perfect for a morning stroll. And although Ucluelet remains rugged and tranquil (with a welcoming surf culture of its own), the little town provides all the provisions you'd need for a cozy PNW weekend.
Nami Project cabins and suites are now available to rent from $257 - $350 CAD per night