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Well, not exactly. There is a community at Esowista, of course, which is at the north end of Long Beach, but this house, is the last standing house (in situ) from a community that was once in the area of the “Wick Road” (the road that leads to the park interpretive centre).

From about the late 1960s, people had homes along that road and on the beach front. Also in the area was the Wickaninnish Lodge (later followed by the the Wickaninnish Inn; the original one) and the Long Beach Bungalows. After the national park was formed in the early 1970s, many of the buildings were moved to Ucluelet, Tofino, Esowista and elsewhere. (My house included. More on that later.) Others remained and were used as park offices. This is the last of those homes — the Fedje family home. The building is on the bluff above the beach and unless you’ve been to the park’s administration office, you may never have seen it.

As you can see, the building is now in its final days. It’s an old building now, and it’s pretty tough to run an office from a building that was built as a residence in the late 1960s. Still, it had a good run.

Did you once live at Long Beach? Was your home was at Long Beach? I’d love to hear from you.

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