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Takaya Tours

This region is home to the Coast Salish people, including Squamish, Lil’wat, Sto:lo, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

Photo Credit: Sama Jim Canzian & The Bill Reid Gallery

Experience the thrum of urban Vancouver, nearby ancient coastal communities and mountains, forests and fjords, alpine lakes and fertile deltas. Modern museums and award-winning restaurants share Indigenous knowledge and tell the stories the land has given to the people.

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Experience Providers in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

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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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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

shopping, museums & heritage sites, attractions, art galleries, indigenous culture

shopping, museums & heritage sites, attractions, art galleries, indigenous culture

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-story, 30,400-square foot award-winning cultural centre designed to blend the traditional Squamish Longhouse with the Lil'wat Istken. Cultural Ambassadors share their knowledge and stories with guests, augmenting the information shared throughout the centre's curated collection of artifacts and contemporary pieces. Traditional drum songs are shared at the top of each hour. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil'wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. This thriving cultural centre shares meaningful experiences, educating all, and lifts their two distinct cultures.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Whistler

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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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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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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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Where to Stay in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

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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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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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Cheam Fishing Village and Campground

campgrounds & rv parks

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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