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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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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios, Attractions, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres, Gift Shops

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios, Attractions, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres, Gift Shops

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-storey, 30,400-square foot award-winning First Nations tourism facility. Guests are offered a guided tour from a local First Nation cultural ambassador who share their knowledge and stories while visiting the many displays and artifacts on display. Guests enjoy a cultural performance of drums and song as well as the chance to learn, hands-on, an indigenous craft. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil'wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Designed to preserve and renew local First Nations' cultures and to share these living cultures with the world; the experience includes Class A museum space to house rare artifacts, a gift gallery, a cafe and an 80 seat HD theatre.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Whistler

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lelem' Arts & Cultural Cafe

Indigenous Culture, Restaurants and Eateries

Indigenous Culture, Restaurants and Eateries

Inspired by the temperate rainforests of the Pacific, our cafe by the river features a bright, airy layout and generous use of cedar. We are proud to be Indigenous owned, with our menu incorporating some of the traditional flavours of a Coast Salish diet. 

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Sasquatch Crossing EcoLodge

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Built in 1903 this beautiful house was remodeled into a B&B with 9 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.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Harrison Mills

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Great River Fishing Adventures

Indigenous Culture, Bird Watching, Fishing

Indigenous Culture, Bird Watching, Fishing

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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Thunderbird Café

Indigenous Culture, Restaurants and Eateries

Indigenous Culture, Restaurants and Eateries

Visit The Thunderbird Café, we nourish our daily visitors with a deliciously unique style of modern First Nations cuisine. Discover our boutique menu selection of affordable daily specials made with fresh local ingredients. 

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Talaysay Tours

Indigenous Culture, Hiking & Walking, Paddling, Sightseeing

Indigenous Culture, Hiking & Walking, Paddling, Sightseeing

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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Lund Resort at Klah ah men

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

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.

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Tzoonie Wilderness Resort

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Biking, Hiking & Walking, Paddling, Spas

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Biking, Hiking & Walking, Paddling, Spas

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

Sechelt

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Skwachays Lodge

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Art Galleries and Studios, Gift Shops

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges, Art Galleries and Studios, Gift Shops

Art, Culture, and Exceptional Hospitality Canada's first Aboriginal arts hotel, Skwachays Lodge, combines art and culture with exceptional hospitality. Eighteen one-of-a-kind guest suites, designed by local Aboriginal artists and Vancouver interior designers, tell stunning visual stories about First Nations culture and feature original artwork created by the participating artists. Centrally located in Vancouver's historic Gastown district, Skwachays Lodge is surrounded by acclaimed restaurants and popular attractions, making it an ideal location from which to explore the rest of the city. Offering the highest level of personalized service and premium in-suite amenities, Skwachays Lodge ensures guests enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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