Nitinat Lake is a situated in Central Vancouver Island, and is home to one of the most consistent thermal-generated winds in BC.  During the summer, winds frequently reach 30 knots once the sun heats the valley located behind Nitinat.


Photo by Rob Wilson

The area around Nitinat Lake is known for its ruggedness and beauty.  Travellers to Nitinat are advised to be ‘Bear Aware’ at all times, and drive with caution on the logging roads.

Nitinat is in the Territory of the Ditidaht First Nation. Windfest is working with the Ditidaht to ensure a safe, and well run event.

Click here for directions to Nitinat.


Rustic camping is available on a campground managed by the Ditidaht First Nation. Fresh water is available at the campsite, in addition to some power hookups. The campsite will fill quickly and sites may have to be shared.


Participants are advised that parking will be a challenge during the event, and not all cars will fit in the campsite.  Windfest is working with the Ditidaht to provide alternate parking off the logging roads.