The First Peoples of British Columbia have lived here for thousands of years, and they are still here today – not in museums but alive and well and celebrating the renaissance of their cultures. They welcome travellers from around the world and share their cultures, values, and relationship with the land, water, and all living things.
Authentic Indigenous cultural experiences not only create memories for BC visitors, but they are also transformative. They restore the feeling of connection with all things and become the highlight of a traveller’s experience.
British Columbia is home to more than 200 First Nations, each with its unique language, dialect, and traditions.
British Columbia is home to the largest and most diverse assembly of Indigenous peoples in the world. This provides an opportunity for a wealth of unique experiences and stories. Many First Nations belong to the same language families, developed over thousands of years for trade and social functions, but all have distinct cultures born from their territories.
When travelling into any of the distinct BC regions, you will find new ways of understanding the world and new ways to experience it. The relationships to the traditional and ancestral territories of the many Nations of BC have developed over centuries and can bring guests closer to the very spirit of these places.Explore More