Hot Springs Cove - ʔupnit
|Paddling Area:||Clayoquot Sound|
|Site Access:||Sea, trail|
Developed campsite with very small rough sites. Shelter, picnic table. Rough pit toilet, likely unusable. No fires. Fee charged. Operator suggests using composting toilets in adjacent Provincial Park. Site operator will bring water from village in jugs but only on request.
This was the main summer and winter village for the Maan̓uʔishʔatḥ. Whaling expeditions set out from here. Drucker states the ʔuutsuʔisʔatḥ palisaded this village as a defensive measure during their war with the ʔaaḥuusʔatḥ. Despite the precautions the Clayoquot ” butchered the entire camp” in retaliation for the killing of the Clayoquot wife of the Ahousaht 3rd Chief (the name means, ” place of calm waters “).