IISAAK Learning Lodge

About the Lodge

The IISAAK Learning Lodge is a 12 room guest lodge nestled within 10 acres of coastal rainforest. It comfortably sleeps 25 to 30 guests, includes 2 teacher suites and 10 student rooms, and has shared common areas washroom facilities. The indoor classroom has views of the Naa'Waya'Sum Gardens and can be modified to suit various spacial needs, such as a large circle of chairs, open space for movement, rows of seats, movie viewing, etc.

Interested organizations, businesses, and individuals may book the lodge to host programs and retreats that connect to the mandate of the Clayoquot Campus, which is to support Indigenous-led conservation. All groups are welcomed to the IISAAK Learning Lodge with an introduction to Nuu-chah-nulth history, language, culture, and worldviews on conservation.
‘IISAAK’ means to observe, appreciate, and act accordingly and is the highest law in the Nuu-chah-nulth constitution. It is often translated simply as ‘respect’.



New geothermal and solar energy systems, energy-saving upgrades, a range of safety and accessibility upgrades, and a kitchen expansion will help the space welcome guests and minimize its ecological impact. This project was made possible by Infrastructure Canada's Green and Inclusive Community Buildings fund. Read the press release here.

Customized Workshops

Our team offers customized workshops and educational activities on the topic Indigenous-led conservation that groups may add on to their programs during their stay at the IISAAK Learning Lodge.

Common Areas

The common areas of the IISAAK Learning Lodge include a commercial grade kitchen with shared fridges and pantry space, as well as a large adjacent open-space living/dining room.

Gardens + Cafe Closed for the season

  • Monday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 9 am - 5 pm