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Chims Guest House offers:

Čims Guest House 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

Čims Studio Suite, Sleeps 4

3 Fully Serviced RV Sites


Located on Hwy 4 in Port Alberni
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Accommodation Booking

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Guest House

Čims Guest House is open concept living with a full size kitchen and laundry, mobility friendly and has amazing views of Mount Arrowsmith from the backdoor.

This unit has it's own covered patio with table/chairs. Sit out and enjoy your coffee and listen to the quʔušin (Raven) playing around through the trees and the c̓ixʷatin (Eagle) catching wind and soaring in the air above.

Depending on the season, you may see čims (Bear) or muwač (Deer)

Size: 550 sq ft

Bed(s): 1 Queen, 1 Double

From

C$250

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Studio

Suite

Čims Studio Suite is open concept living with a full size kitchen and laundry, mobility friendly and has amazing views of Mount Arrowsmith from the backdoor.

This unit has it's own covered patio with table/chairs. Sit out and enjoy your coffee and listen to the quʔušin (Raven) playing around through the trees and the c̓ixʷatin (Eagle) catching wind and soaring in the air above.

Depending on the season, you may see čims (Bear) or muwač (Deer)

Size: 400 sq ft

Bed(s): 1 Queen

From

C$225

Čims Guest House Amenities

  • Mobile Accessible

  • High-Speed Wifi with Smart DVD+ Netflix

  • 42' Flatscreen

  • Washer/Dryer

  • Private Patio

  • Beautiful Mountain & Nature Views

  • Indigenous Art Collection

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ENHANCING YOUR CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

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Chims Guest House offers the option to include additional cultural experiences to enhance your stay. 

Experience Packages

Subject to seasonal availability. Please call and book in advance.

  • Indigenous Cuisine - Seafood Dinner

  • Indigenous Paint Night

  • Cedar Weaving

  • Traditional Beading

  • Fishing Charters

Fishing

Port Alberni has some great restaurants and things to do.

Let us know when you are thinking of arriving and we can let you know some of the cool things that happen in Port Alberni

Sight Seeing

We are conveniently located on Pacific Rim Highway ( Highway 4) enroute to Tofino. You can stay the night here and drive 1.5 hours there for a day trip.

You can also head out Bamfield way.

We have secured parking for your boat or quads.

There is so much to do here in Port Alberni and surrounding areas.

 

Čims Fest! 2022: August 6th @ 10:00am-3pm

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Ticket Price: $75

Best Western Hotel Package Available for 1 and 2 night stays (please contact us).

Join us in our 2nd annual Čims Fest! celebration this year on August 6th, hosted at Chims Guest House at 6890 Pacific Rim Hwy! Following up on Chims Guest House Grand Opening in August 2021, Čims Fest! 2022 begins our annual celebration of Indigenous culture on the traditional lands of the Tseshaht people. The event aims to provide a luxurious feel while giving attendees a unique chance to participate in reconciliation through celebration of Indigenous culture.

Come join us for an afternoon of Indigenous cultural performances, Indigenous food, dancing, live music, shopping, fashion show, Raven & the Hummingbird: A Love Story, and more!

‘Namwayut Culture Group’ from the Namwayut Cultural Society will be preforming at the festival!

Itinerary:

10:00 -10:25 Gates Open and Seating
10:30 Sharp! Welcome & Acknowledgements
11:00 - 11:45 Raven & the Hummingbird, A Love Story And Indigenous Collection Fashion Show

11:45 -12:00 *Auction & **50/50 Draw

 

*Auction proceeds for new regalia for the Namwayut Culture Group **50/50 Fund Raiser for the Haahuupayak School & ims Fest!

 

12:00 -12:45 Traditional Salmon Plate Luncheon

12:45 - 1:30 Namwayut Culture Group

1:30 - 2:00 Let’s Talk! - Language & Drumming

2:00 - 2:30 ƛ̓eekoo’s & Acknowledgements

2:30 - 3:00 Shopping - *CASH PREFERRED*

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Personally curated collections for your luxury shopping needs will include: painted rocks, drums, cedar roses, hats, artisan soaps. Cash is preferred but credit cards will be accepted.

Bear Cam

Let's Talk Bear Safety!

Tseshaht territory is surrounded by wilderness and is home to black bears. It is not uncommon to see bears at the Chim's Guest House. Visitors need to recognize that being around wild animals can be exciting and scary if you do not know how to keep yourself safe.

There are a few things guests should pay attention to when encountering a bear: 

  • Back up slowly. Never turn your back on a bear, or run. ...

  • Stay calm. If the bear sees you, talk in a low, calm voice and then regardless if it has seen you or not.

  • Jingle your keys or have some sort of noisemaker... bears do not see very well. 

  • Do not stare. ...

  • Always look both ways when leaving your car or the guest house, especially at night.

  • Give it space. ... Never approach it! 

  • Never come in between a mom and her babies

  • Use your bear spray as it approaches.

  • Play dead or fight back.

 
 
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About Us

Ed and Naomi Nicholson have operated Chims Guest House since July 11, 2018 in the Nuu-chah-nulth Territory in Port Alberni. čims means bear in the

Nuu-chah-nulth Barkley dialect. To help guests pronounce and spell the word, the Nicholson's add the "h" in Chims.

Naomi studied the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Oahu Hawaii and is a Certified First Host Indigenous Customer Service Trainer. When teaching First Host, the program would take about Indigenizing your space by decor or name, teaching people parts of the language. Naomi would say to her participants "Why isn't someone creating our own Indigenous themed lodging and experiences, Mexico and Hawaii have found a commercial way to showcase and preserve the culture.

Fast forward many years later Naomi and Ed had a chance to build their dream home with commercial zoning usage. Now they have expanded from one Guest House ( a detached building like a cabin) to add another Guest House (Chims Studio Suite) and 3 Fully Serviced RV sites that await 2 custom Park Model Tiny Homes in late July.

Ed and Naomi have offer authentic cultural experiences hosted on the Tseshaht First Nation land such as the BC Association of Friendships Centre's Gathering Our Voice Conference in 2019 where workshops such as carving, traditional cook pit, traditional animal skinning techniques and more were offered.

In 2021, Chims Gust House RV Site Grand Opening had Ay lelum, The Good Family culturally perform songs and then amaze us with a Fashion Show of their  clothing line.

Building on the 2021 performance, Chims Guest House will offer another Cultural show on Aug 6, 2022. Ed and Naomi look forward to Hosting you!

 

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