THE BEACHFRONT BISTRO
The Beachfront Bistro at the BEST WESTERN Tin Wis Beach Resort in Tofino, BC overlooks the magnificent panorama of Mackenzie Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Our Executive Chef and Team combine their expertise with the traditional ways of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth People to share with you the experience of exquisite blends of Ancient spirit and contemporary West Coast cuisine.
‘Tin Wis’ – Means ‘Calm Waters’ in the Tla-O-Qui-Aht language.
Being one of the most protected beaches here on the coast, McKenzie Beach traditionally was a place human hunters and sea farers could safely land their crafts on our rugged coast. In 1778 Captain Cook encountered the First Nations people here on Vancouver Island’s remote windswept coast when his ship, wrapped in thick fog, rang its bells.
“Nootka, Nootka” cries came over the water through the mist as the Aboriginal people in their war canoes warned the ship it was about to crash on the rocks. The word stuck and the inhabitants on the distant coast were called the Nootka people for almost 200 years until, in 1981, they officially changed their name to Nuu-Chan-Nulth, meaning “between the mountains and the seas”.
Proudly owned and operated by the Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations since 1997
Come in and experience our BC Fresh menu accompanied by a fine list of BC Wines in our lounge or enjoy the outdoor patio Nowhere else is quite like the BEST WESTERN Tin Wis Hotel in Tofino, BC.