Tahsis is located on the west coast of
Vancouver Island, there is a good gravel
road that runs
from gold river to Tahsis. When l was a boy, my sisters husband was the head
chef at the Tahsis hotel, there was no road then and you ether flew or took the
Uchuck boat into Tahsis. The Uchuck hold had a small opening and when someone
wanted to get a car into town, you would bring it in on the freighter. The only
cars that would fit into the hold were small, three wheeled cars. The town
had about 300 of them, they
were quite a site.
In Tahsis, you can go
fishing, both fresh and saltwater fishing or you can go kayaking, caving,
mountain climbing or wildlife viewing. Tahsis is a wilderness paradise and
of the prettiest places on the island.
Black bears can be seen in the spring, summer, and fall, cougars, wolf,
deer, roosevelt elk, weasels, raccoons, and mink can also be found in and around
Tahsis. Marine life includes killer whales, the harbor porpoise, the gray whale,
the humpback whale, sea otters, sea lions, and harbor seals are all quite common
at different times here.
Migratory hummingbirds gather in great numbers in Tahsis, usually from March
until late June. According to oral history from the first peoples, the
hummingbirds have been doing this for thousands of years. there are many other
birds that live or visit Tahsis, enough to satisfy even the most dedicated