We were greeted by a smokey scent of cedar as we approached the check-in at Wya Point Campground. Located between Tofino and Ucluelet, Wya Point is a First Nations operated and owned camping site near Ucluth Beach. We were here to stay in the beachfront, Mongolian styled yurts. I listened to the wood burning stove crackle while the Mr. checked us in at the reception cabin. Even though it was July, there was a growing chill in the air as the sun’s last rays were retiring.
There was an immediate sense of adventure the first time we drove down the narrow and winding forested path to get to our accomodations. We drove past the campsite and RV areas and reached a rocky beachfront. And there stood our cozy yurt amidst the trees, hugged by a cedar deck complete with chairs and a brand new BBQ.
Everything we needed was in the yurt: a fold out sofa bed for two, thick blankets, an electric burner for warmth, and twinkle lights that lit up like stars at night. The floor was made of hardwood cedar: a luxurious touch. As Wya Point is off the grid, a battery is provided. That night, we fell asleep to the sounds of the ocean and forest. We snuggled closely, happy as children.
After coffee I explored the pebbled beach. There was an interesting rock formation which formed high, circular walls with just enough of an opening to slip inside. Standing in the middle of this natural sculpture, I was amazed at how the rock walls buffered the sound of the crashing waves and felt strangely peaceful.