Thompson Okanagan

Secwepemctsin | Nsyilxcən

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Spotted Lake

The NLaka’pamux, Okanagan and Secwepemc First Nations culture is bound to desert landscapes and fertile soil, dense forests, mountains, and fresh water.

Mocassin Trails

Modern Indigenous wine-making expresses plant knowledge in the Southern Okanagan; reconstructed pithouses (kekulis) preserve and share traditional Indigenous innovation and technology with visitors to Secwepemc Territory.

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Nk'Mip Cellars

Indigenous Culture, Wineries

Indigenous Culture, Wineries

At Nk’Mip Cellars, we are the dedicated guardians of a proud legacy. As the first Indigenous-owned winery in North America, we are inspired to express our culture in everything we do. Our Winery itself is a bold celebration and strong reflection of our commitment to authenticity and deep respect for our colourful past. We extend an invitation to discover, not only the international award-wining wines we produce, but also the relentless spirit and remarkable history that inspire them.

Thompson Okanagan

Osoyoos

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Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Golf, Spas

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Golf, Spas

The Quaaout Lodge & Talking Rock Golf Course, the pride of the Little Shuswap Lake Band, is situated on the north shore of Little Shuswap Lake.Located midway between Vancouver & Calgary we are located just minutes off the Trans Canada Highway, a 45 minute drive east from the Kamloops, or a scenic 2 hour drive north from Kelowna International Airport. The Lodge guest rooms underwent a major renovation in 2019, which included re-designing all hotel guest rooms. The Lodge is open for reservations daily, taking bookings for individual travelers, banquets, groups, meetings and golf. Guest amenities at the Resort include: * 1800 feet of sandy beach * Indoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room * 18 hole championship Talking Rock Golf Course * Conference Centre for meetings, seminars & banquets, authentic Native gourmet meals and Native interpretive areas including a "kekuli" and traditional "sweat lodge" * Jack Sam’s Restaurant * Le7Ke Day Spa * •Activities in the Resort area include swimming, boating, biking, golf, fishing, hiking, and just relaxing on the beach…Whitewater rafting, Zip-lines, Wine Tasting, and other adventures are also nearby. In winter the Shuswap welcomes snowmobilers, nordic skiers, and ice fishing enthusiasts.

Thompson Okanagan

Chase

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Gift 'N Gab Trading Post

Indigenous Culture, Gift Shops

Indigenous Culture, Gift Shops

Thompson Okanagan

Barriere

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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Indigenous Culture, Attractions, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Indigenous Culture, Attractions, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

The Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre is a 9,000 square-foot interpretive centre that exhibits 2 films, the Inkameep Day School Art Collection, indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits, a 1.5 km walking trail, and reconstructed traditional Okanagan village, and (visitor favourite) interpreter hosted programs which boast a fun filled experience for all ages! The centre is also an architectural marvel, and was built from local, sustainable materials.

Thompson Okanagan

Osoyoos

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Nk'Mip Campground & RV Resort

Indigenous Culture, Campgrounds, Cabins & RVS

Indigenous Culture, Campgrounds, Cabins & RVS

Thompson Okanagan

Osoyoos

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Moccasin Trails

Indigenous Culture, Hiking & Walking, Paddling

Indigenous Culture, Hiking & Walking, Paddling

Immerse yourself and be transformed by our storytelling and follow the path of our ancestors with authentic Indigenous hiking and canoe tours in British Columbia.

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Kwa'lilas Hotel

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

The Kwa’lilas Hotel (meaning a ‘place to sleep’) is a premier First Nations four-star destination hotel located on the North Island. The hotel features 85 guestrooms plus meeting space to accommodate up to 150 people. A curated selection of authentic local Aboriginal art can be found throughout the hotel celebrating local traditions, stories and culture. Hotel guests can also choose to participate in a selection of eco-adventure tours and cultural experiences guided by community members and local experts.

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Port Hardy

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Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Hot Springs

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Hot Springs

The Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort is a four season destination featuring contemporary Guest Rooms, the Ktunaxa Grill, Nasookin Room, and a well-stocked Retail/Gift Shop. This property offers a unique cave experience where soothing, hot mineral water surfaces from the earth creating a natural steam bath. Stalactites form in abundance inside the caves. The hot water flows into our main pool and is cooled to a comfortable body temperature, suitable for your whole family. Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter bring guests from around the world to enjoy the pleasures of the crisp, clean air and the calming mineral waters of the Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Kootenay Rockies

Ainsworth Hot Springs

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