Secret Beach Marina

Toquaht Nation

Sources of Funding
ICET Contribution:$400,000
Toquaht Nation:$950,000
Total Budget: $1,350,000

The Toquaht Bay marina and campground exemplifies the Toquaht Nation’s proactive approach to building economic opportunities. Located at a key access point to the Broken Group Islands, the marina serves as a catalyst for tourism that enables the Toquaht Nation to share their history and culture with visiting boaters. When environmental concerns required a closure of Toquaht Bay campground and marina, the Nation adapted plans for expansion of the Toquaht Bay marina to develop a new marina at the Secret Beach campground.

The project includes construction of a 40-slip marina, double-wide boat launch, access road, parking lot and breakwater at Secret Beach. The marina will be the first phase of a new West Coast Indigenous tourism hub, which will eventually include a common building with café and giftshop, rental cabins, a kayak comfort station and other tourism infrastructure.

The marina will serve to meet growing demand from visitors to the region, and create new opportunities for the Toquaht Nation in tourism and hospitality. Anticipated outcomes include new tourism product development, increased revenue to the Toquaht Nation, and creation of short-term construction jobs, and 15 permanent jobs within 3-5 years. Future expansions plans will increase capacity to serve up to 80 boats, with access to campgrounds and services for the growing number of visitors to the region.

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

2,600
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$230
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$49.1
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$50.9
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

185
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

150
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

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

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2017-18 Annual Report

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