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IMPAC5 2022

September 2-8, 2022
Vancouver Convention Centre - West Building
Destination Vancouver welcomes delegates attending IMPAC5

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Indigenous Tourism BC welcomes everyone attending the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress.

From 3-9 February 2023, Vancouver looks forward to hosting thousands of attendees during this global forum focused on protecting the worlds oceans.

IMPAC5 will be jointly hosted by the Host First Nations—xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Swx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-waututh)—together with the Government of Canada, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the IUCN.

Please use this site to explore opportunities to experience authentic Indigenous experiences in British Columbia.

For more information on IMPAC5, please visit: www.IMPAC5.ca

With 203 Indigenous communities and more than 30 Indigenous languages, British Columbia’s six diverse and beautiful regions offer extensive authentic Indigenous experiences. Connect with the people and languages that have spoken the land, collected the knowledge, and passed the stories of Indigenous BC for thousands upon thousands of years.

 

A vibrant Pacific port since time immemorial and home to the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh people.

Enjoy Vancouver’s celebrated nature and culture from an Indigenous perspective. Exceptional dining and engaging experiences in all directions.

Vancouver Experiences

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Cheam Fishing Village and Campground

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campgrounds & rv parks

42 Camping/RV sites with power and water. Best sturgeon and Salmon fishing in B.C. Boat Launch, On site staff and security, Private and family friendly, Free Sani dump within 4km, Pack in & pack out garbage, Pets welcome, Hiking trails, Family activities within 10km waterslides, waterparks, shopping, gym

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Agassiz

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Lund Resort at Klah ah men

indigenous culture, hotels

indigenous culture, hotels

The Lund Resort at Kla ah men is the first full-service Indigenous boutique resort on the Sunshine Coast of BC and named most Outstanding Indigenous Accommodations by Indigenous Tourism of Canada. Gateway to Desolation Sound. The 31-room hotel originally built in 1905 offers re-imagined guest rooms and public areas including restaurant, pub & outdoor patio called the Back Eatery, and a re-brand showcasing the Tla'amin Nation culture and spirit. Amenities include Indigenous elements of local artisans' work adorning walls in the lobby, public hallways, and guest rooms through to the banquet room and dining outlets. On-site art & gift gallery, Sweet Shack latte bar and gift store, general store, liquor store and 13 Moons Marina. Free kayaks, bikes and SUPs. Weather pending, we offer sunset cruises and crabbing/shrimp catching excursions.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Lund

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Skwachays Lodge

shopping, art galleries, hotels, indigenous culture

shopping, art galleries, hotels, indigenous culture

Skwachys Lodge is Canadas first Aboriginal Arts Hotel and has diligently worked to provide guests with first-class services and a platform to showcase local Indigenous art and culture. At the street level, the Urban Aboriginal Fair Trade Gallery features Indigenous artwork which includes original paintings, framed limited edition prints, jewelry, pottery, wood carvings, giftware and so much more, purchasing most of its original work from local artists. Eighteen one-of-a-kind guest suites designed by local Indigenous artists and Vancouver interior designers tell stunning visual stories about First Nations culture and feature original artwork created by the participating artists. Skwachys Lodge Hotel and Gallery is a social enterprise that provides the funding for 24 living and work studios for an "Artist in Residence" program in our building. Owned and operated by Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS), a non-profit registered charity governed by an all-Indigenous Board of Directors, Skwachys Lodge is the CEO David Eddy's innovative alternative to government funding for social housing.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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Takaya Golf Centre

golf, indigenous culture

golf, indigenous culture

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

North Vancouver

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Cheryl's Trading Post

shopping, indigenous culture, art galleries

shopping, indigenous culture, art galleries

Authentic hand made Native Art, hand carved cedar wall panels, Native jewelry, Authentic Cowichans, Dreamcatchers, and a wide selection of clothing. A variety of Native Art from across the Americas Turtle Island.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Surrey

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Salmon n' Bannock

dining & culinary tours, indigenous culture

dining & culinary tours, indigenous culture

Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant specializing in wild fish, free range game meat and of course, bannock. Salmon n' Bannock uses traditional ingredients prepared and presented in a modern way.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

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Indigenous BC Trip Planning App

Planning a visit to British Columbia? The Indigenous BC Trip Planner App is a must-have tool for planning an unforgettable trip. Find authentic Indigenous experiences and businesses, learn common Indigenous words and phrases, and hear traditional songs, stories, and legends.

   

Indigenous Experiences in Canada

For millennia, Indigenous Peoples have called these lands home. Destination Indigenous invites you to see the beauty of nature through our eyes, experience the best of our legendary hospitality, and feel a deep connection through our shared traditions and storied history. Join Indigenous guides on a transformative journey on their traditional territories, and enjoy the wit and wisdom of storytelling handed down through generations. Indigenous tourism awaits.

Visit Indigenous Tourism Canada’s website Destination Indigenous for more information.

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