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IMPAC5 2023

February 3-9, 2023
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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Tzoonie Wilderness Resort

spas & wellness, hiking, biking, resorts & wilderness lodges, indigenous culture, paddling

spas & wellness, hiking, biking, resorts & wilderness lodges, indigenous culture, paddling

There are very few wilderness destinations, reasonably close to large urban areas , that are not accessible by road and offer authentic wilderness. Tzoonie is such a destination and included in the price is boat transportation to our resort. We offer the usual amenities, i.e. kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, bikes, etc . More importantly, access to many kilometers of abandoned logging trails and beach loaded with shellfish and more. We provide the expertise and tools - you provide the appetite! Our waterfront cabins and wall tents offer spectacular views of inlet and mountains. We usually limit occupancy to max of 12 guests to ensure privacy, peace and quiet. For star gazers, you can enjoy a unique experience following the spectacular display in the sky meld with the " fire in the water", an indigenous term for the phosphorescence which brings the ocean to life caused by the movement of marine fish and other critters. Next morning join your host by the campfire for the best coffee ever

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Narrows Inlet

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Mr Bannock

dining & culinary tours

dining & culinary tours

Vancouver’s first Indigenous food truck Mr Bannock shares Indigenous cuisine, using fresh local ingredients and ancient cooking methods such as smoking clay and stone baking. Since 2018, Mr Bannock has catered events throughout Vancouver and has served thousands of bannock tacos.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

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Musqueam Cultural Centre

indigenous culture, museums & heritage sites

indigenous culture, museums & heritage sites

The Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre and Museum features historical objects, contemporary art and a place to share Musqueam history and culture through song, stories, tours and activities. General admission $5. Guided group tours of the land and museum $300 (by appointment) land tours include the Chinese Market Gardens and the special relationship between the Chinese and Musqueam.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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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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Sasquatch Crossing EcoLodge

bed & breakfasts, indigenous culture

bed & breakfasts, indigenous culture

Built in 1903 this beautiful house was remodeled into a B&B with 8 unique rooms. The house sits on 87 acres has a salt water swimming pool, meditation labyrinth, walking trails and peaceful gardens. The property is adjacent to the Nature Trust Conservation lands, Chehalis River Hatchery and Sts'Ailes Reserve lands. Nearby are golf, skiing, boating and wildlife viewing opportunities. COVID-19 Vaccine passports are required to stay at this property.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Harrison Mills

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Takaya Golf Centre

golf, indigenous culture

golf, indigenous culture

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

North Vancouver

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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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