Caycuse Recreation Site

Ditidaht First Nation

Sources of Funding
ICET Contribution:$237,440
Ditidaht First Nation:$162,898
Applicant In-Kind:$174,996
Job Creation Partnership:$520,930
Work Safe BC:$107,477
Timberwest:$23,200
Total Budget: $1,226,941

Nitinaht Lake, located on the traditional territory of the Ditidaht First Nation, is a growing destination for tourism. The lake is frequented by kiteboarders for its strong, reliable winds, and in 2016 became a formal access point to the West Coast Trail. The Ditidaht have established a number of businesses to cater to the adventure-tourism market and enhance the destination’s overall tourism appeal, most recently by securing a license to operate the provincial campground at Nitinaht Lake.

The Caycuse Recreation Site project will double the existing campground with the creation of 52 additional campsites, 12 RV sites, beach access, and other campground facilities. Cultural tourism elements such as entrance arbours and a carving shed will provide opportunities for the Nation to share their culture and history with visitors. The project will also include a trail to the Looper Creek Canyon, a spectacular limestone gorge, serving to attract broader and more family-based demographics.

Through expanded capacity and improved amenities, this project is anticipated to capture new markets in support of a tourism hub at Nitinaht Lake. Anticipated benefits include long-term growth and support for existing Ditidaht business, as well as serving as a catalyst for new opportunities in eco-tourism, artisan sales, guiding and equipment rentals. Completion is anticipated for Spring 2020.  

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2018-19 Annual Report

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