The Pacific Rim National Park, a portion of western Vancouver Island, was populated for centuries by the Nuu-chah-nulth people. Examples of their history is well documented in the museums of Vancouver Island, plus their First Nations celebratory totems are part of the regions symbolic history. The natural surroundings provided the materials and food sources sufficient to sustain a deeply rich, spiritual culture. West Coast Cedar allowed them the ability to construct planks for long houses, temporary shelter, wooden canoes to cross the ocean waters to other islands, and the dense foliage provided seasonal berries, roots and weaving materials. The animals (deer, bear, cougar), fish (salmon, trout), sea life (seals, sea lions, porpoise, whales), and foul (over 100 varieties) were an ample food source whose remains also were used as bone tools, spear heads, and weaving material.
Summer average 16 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius
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