Vision

The proposed West Coast Multiplex vision was developed through consultation with various local stakeholder groups. A unique partnership between five First Nations, the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District, the District of Tofino, the District of Ucluelet and the West Coast Multiplex Society has been created to bring the project to reality.

The West Coast Multiplex Society’s objective is to develop a regional recreational facility to serve multi-generational families and to meet the growing needs of our 8 west coast communities.

The initial phase of the project will feature an arena.  The building will be designed and built to allow for the addition of a future swimming pool and potential additional amenities as subsequent phases.

Phase 1: Arena

The arena’s usage is to be ice for part of the year and dry floor for the other part of the year.

Here are examples of possible activities, programs, events:

ICE* SEASON


Adult hockey
Minor hockey
Child & youth development hockey
Tournaments
Skate Club (figure skating)
Speed skating
Parents & tots
Learn to skate
Public skate
Stick & puck
First Shift
Youth themed public skate
School skate
Office skate
Christmas on ice
Curling
And more…

DRY FLOOR SEASON


Soccer/Lacrosse
Wrestling/Gymnastics
Tennis/Pickleball
Roller derby
Basketball/Volleyball
Ball hockey/Inline hockey
Dry land training/Development camps
Fitness/Physio/Rehabilitation
Entertainment/Birthday parties
Arts & Culture/Art Shows
Family/Community/Corporate events
Celebrations/Potlatches/Cultural events
Gatherings/Concerts/Festivals
Trade shows/Conventions
Meetings/Seminars/Conferences
High ground emergency centre/shelter
And more…

* During ice season, the ice can be removed, or a portable floor can be installed to accommodate any of the dry floor uses.

It is the hope of the facilities’ organizers that the West Coast Multiplex will be used as a multi-use meeting place and wellness facility for individuals and families of all ages.

Equal emphasis will be placed on:

Community events and celebrations
Teaching and training
Therapeutics
Recreation activities
Competitive events
A secondary benefit of the West Coast Multiplex is the possible use as a higher ground, emergency shelter.

A multi-use facility of this type does not currently exist in our area making it difficult to attract and keep families who desire a more active lifestyle supported by recreation facilities that are provided as a basic community service.

Since the referendum in 2012 securing the operating funds, the society has secured the land for a multi phased facility along airport road, and have the documents needed to support Provincial and Federal government capital fund requests.

Intended beneficiaries are all community members from youth to seniors.

Who Will Use the West Coast Multiplex?

Nearly 8,700 West Coast Residents as well as many of our 800,000 plus guests the West Coast hosts every year!! Email us to get involved info@westcoastmultiplex.org

 Tofino-Ucluelet area communities population data:

Community


The District of Tofino
The District of Ucluelet
Alberni Clayoquot Electoral Area C
Toquaht First Nation
Ittatsoo
Optisat
Esowista
Ty-Histanis
Ahousaht Nation
Hot Springs
Hesquiaht
Daily Visitors to Pacific Rim Nation Park Reserve

Total Catchment Area Population

Population


1,932
1,717
677
32
369
155
129
302
1,100
44
5
2,178

8,640

Benefits

The benefits of recreation and wellness to each individual and to communities have been well researched and documented.

Real benefits achieved through individual and community participation in leisure include:

  • Recreation and active living are essential to personal health;
  • Recreation is key to balanced human development
  • Recreation reduces self destructive and anti-social behaviour;
  • Recreation and parks are essential to quality of life;
  • Recreation and concomitant facilities build strong families and healthy communities;
  • Recreation reduces health care and social services costs; and,
  • Recreation and concomitant facilities can be significant economic generators.