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Takaya Tours

paddling, indigenous culture, boating

paddling, indigenous culture, boating

Takaya Tours offers interpretive canoe and kayak tours in Burrard Inlet that highlight the First Nation culture of the area. Operating from bases in Cates Park (Whey-Ah-Wichen) in North Vancouver and (Tum-tay-wheutan) in Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody. Takaya Tours offers a range of safe and exciting activities that mix outdoor adventure with an authentic interpretation of Coast Salish culture. Tours operate from May-Oct.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

North Vancouver

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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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Takaya Golf Centre

golf, indigenous culture

golf, indigenous culture

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

North Vancouver

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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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Klahoose Wilderness Resort

indigenous culture, wildlife tours, paddling, resorts & wilderness lodges, cabins & cottages

indigenous culture, wildlife tours, paddling, resorts & wilderness lodges, cabins & cottages

Welcome to Klahoose Wilderness Resort, British Columbias newest Indigenous cultural experience. Opened in 2021, an authentic off-the-grid eco-resort. A resort that is 100% Indigenous owned and reflects the Klahoose First Nations traditional values, offers an immersive exploration into this pristine region rich in diverse wildlife, wilderness, and cultural significance. Located within the heart of Desolation Sound, Klahoose Wilderness Resort resides upon Homfray Channel between the Coast Mountain peaks of British Columbias Sunshine Coast and the Northern Islands of the Salish Sea known to many as Desolation Sound. Newly arrived guests join together on the lodges verandah where they welcomed with a traditional Klahoose greeting. Worries instantly disappear as osprey call across the Sound, the vision of an Orcas distinct dorsal fin breaks the waters surface, and the ocean breeze wafts through the surrounding conifer forest. Klahoose Wilderness Resort provides an intimate, worry-free experience for families, couples, and individuals who wish to escape into a glorious natural environment, home to a set of the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet. A visitors day fills with adventures, transformational experiences that may include watching Grizzly bears fishing for salmon, kayaking beside a pod of porpoises, and forest hikes into an ancient western red cedar grove. Given its seclusion, Klahoose Wilderness Resort is surprisingly accessible. Guests from Vancouver, Seattle, Vancouver Island, and beyond can travel via air (from Vancouver its a 35 minute scheduled flight to Powell River or 1 hour charter seaplane direct to our dock), by car and ferry (half day drive), or boat (45 minutes from Lund to the Resort) to convenient boat shuttle departure sites in Lund on the Sunshine Coast and Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Desolation Sound has been referred as the Serengeti of North America for good reason, given its abundance of large marine and terrestrial mammals. Orca and humpback whales, porpoises, harbour seals, and dolphins can be seen throughout the year. Bald eagles, osprey, and great blue herons are just three of dozens of avian species that reside in this region. Clams, oysters, crab, spotted prawns, and other shellfish, as well as all five salmon species, form the base diet for these wild species as well as in the indigenous tradition for guests at the lodge. Inlets of the Desolation Sound are famous for one of the most robust populations of grizzlies in the world. Klahoose First Nation also owns and operates the grizzly bear viewing tours, seasonal and wild bear tour observations located in remote Toba Inlet located just 40 minutes by boat from the resort. Natural exploration anchors the foundation of the lodges activities. Indigenous guides lead guests on nature and cultural excursions in one of the largest temperate rainforests on earth, and nearby Cortes Island where reside the Klahoose community. Sea kayakers, stand-up paddle borders and intrepid swimmers take advantage of the warm calm waters of the Homfray Channel. Helicopter Tours including heli-hiking, heli-paddle, heli-fly-fishing and glacier walks can also be arranged upon request. Fishing charters are also available. The resort has something to offer for travelers of all ages and interests. The spectacular Lodge at Klahoose Wilderness Resort provides an intimate environment, a 6,100-square foot timber structure hewn of local cedar. Four spacious guest rooms in the main lodge and 3 separate cedar cabins can accommodate an average 14 guests to maximum capacity of 26 guests. The Resort is ideal for private groups and multi-generation family gateway or special occasion such as a small wedding. Each guest room and cabin is tastefully decorated with indigenous artwork from surrounding coastal communities and common space conveys breathtakingly beautiful vistas of Desolation Sound. Guests come together for morning coffee and, after another exceptional day, gather again for evening cocktails from the wraparound deck as the setting sun illuminates the Homfray Channel. Every morning in Desolation Sound an astounding diversity of wildlife awakens to forage, nest, and explore their pristine habitat. For a precious few days from mid-august to mid-October guests are invited within this sublime environment to observe grizzly bears in their natural habitat. Klahoose Wilderness Resort: where the days are filled with a gentle quiet, voices of nature, ancient forests, and culture. Specializing in 3 and 4 night all inclusive wilderness, grizzly bear viewing and cultural packages. From the moment we welcome you to our home we look after every detail.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Powell River

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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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Great River Fishing Adventures

fishing, bird watching, indigenous culture

fishing, bird watching, indigenous culture

Founded in 1988, we are one of the largest fully guided sport-fishing operators on the Fraser River and it's tributaries. Every year, thousands of tourists from all over the world visit us to experience the world-renowned fishing and natural wonder of the Fraser River in beautiful British Columbia. This calm water fishery features over ten species of sport fish and year round opportunities for the novice and expert angler alike. We fish the #1 Sturgeon, Salmon and Trout rivers in the World. We specialize in multiple styles of fishing to meet the needs of any angler. Have you ever caught or touched a real living Dinosaur? We specialize in targeting White Sturgeon, a species that can grow over 20 feet in length and over a 1000lbs. These magnificent creatures make spectacular jumping displays and runs that will excite every angler. We also fish for all 5 species of Wild Pacific Salmon and boast the largest and most experienced team of fly fishing guides on the entire river. We exclusively travel to the Upper Pitt River and Lillooet River to chase sea run Dolly Varden, Bull Trout, Rainbow and migrating Salmon. When fishing with us the opportunities are endless and each adventure is personally customized so you can focus on the reason you are here......to fish!

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Chilliwack

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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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Talaysay Tours

sightseeing, indigenous culture, paddling, hiking

sightseeing, indigenous culture, paddling, hiking

Talaysay Tours has been providing tours and authentic cultural experiences since 2002. We have activities, tours and experiences for all ages and groups. Our activities include Talking Trees Walking Tours and Spoken Treasures Walkinng Tours, nature and history walks, hikes, snowshoe tours and indigenous cultural events and performances. Stanley Park, Vancouver and North Vancouver is our primary location.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Sechelt

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Bill Reid Gallery

art galleries, indigenous culture

art galleries, indigenous culture

The Bill Reid Gallery is the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art and honours Bill Reid by exhibiting the Bill Reid SFU Art Collection as well as presenting special exhibitions and programs that build bridges between all peoples, including Indigenous and settler populations. The Gallery is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver and can be found within a short walking distance from the Canada Lines City Centre Station located in Pacific Centre or the Millenium/Expo Lines Burrard Station.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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