An Environment Like No Other
School is based at Ayyi'saqh, Hesquiat Harbour. This
section of northwestern Clayoquot Sound on the mid-West Coast
Vancouver Island, Canada, is accessible only by boat or float
Travel time from
Tofino- the nearest highway point -
is about 1 1/2 hours by speed boat or 1/2 hour by float plane.
Hooksum Outdoor School
is in the traditional territory of the Kiniqwastakumulth Clan
of the Hesquiaht First Nation. The history of the Hesquiaht people
is written on the landscape here. The wealth of the land and
sea has sustained the Hesquiaht since time immemorial.
Hooksum Outdoor School operates in both Hesquiat Peninsula Provincial
Park and Maquinna Provincial Marine Park. These parks encompass
"a significant wilderness area..heritage sites..old-growth
forest stands of Sitka spruce, lodgepole pine, white pine and
yellow cedar, and a fresh-water lake..a variety of coastal ecosystems..extensive
off-shore reefs, boulder,cobble and sand beaches, sea caves,
sheltered bays, kelp beds and mudflats." BC Parks.
Hooksum - An Experience Like No Other