Nitinat Lake is a situated in Central Vancouver Island, and is home to one of the most consistent thermal-generated winds in BC. During the summer, winds frequently reach 30 knots once the sun heats the valley located behind Nitinat. This makes for a perfect venue for the annual Wind Fest which occurs every summer. For 2016 the event is happening August 12-14. Nitinat Lake is about a one hour drive on a series of logging roads southeast of Port Alberni BC. A must do for anyone who enjoys the water and water activities. Rustic Camping is available in the area.