Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

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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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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.

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Bill Reid Gallery

indigenous culture, art galleries

indigenous culture, art galleries

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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Tuckkwiowhum Village

attractions, indigenous culture

attractions, indigenous culture

Tuckkwiowhum Village (pronounced Tuck-wee-ohm) is a First Nations heritage site located in Nlakapamux territory, 5 km south of Boston Bar, British Columbia. Tuckkwiowhum Village was inspired by our desire to preserve and share the culture and traditions of the Nlakapamux people. The name Tuckkwiowhum means a great berry picking place and this area still boasts lush forests and beautiful rolling hills still plentiful with huckleberries, blueberries, and medicinal plants. Enjoy an historical adventure in BC's Fraser Canyon where you will be immersed in our rich culture. See the summer lodges, smoke house, food caches, sweat lodge, earth ovens and a winter pit house. Come to the village and just as it was thousands of years ago, you can visit with one of our respected Elders, who are happy to share our traditional stories. Enjoy a unique Tipi camping experience or enjoy a peaceful getaway in our campsite area. Our longhouse can also be rented for weddings & other special events!

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Boston Bar

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Salmon n' Bannock

indigenous culture, dining & culinary tours

indigenous culture, dining & culinary tours

Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant specializing in wild fish, free range game meat and of course, bannock. Salmon n' Bannock uses traditional ingredients prepared and presented in a modern way.

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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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

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

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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Takaya Tours

indigenous culture, boating, paddling

indigenous culture, boating, paddling

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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Where to Stay in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

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Tzoonie Wilderness Resort

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

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

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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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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Klahoose Wilderness Resort

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

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

Welcome to Klahoose Wilderness Resort, British Columbias premier Indigenous cultural experience. 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 mammals such as Humpback Whales and terrestrial mammals such as the mighty Grizzly Bear. 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 spring wild bear tour observations located in remote Toba Inlet located just 45 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 oceanfront and can enjoy a beautiful woodfire sauna located on floating dock overlooking the ocean and mountains.. 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 22 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, spring bear tours, late summer/fall grizzly bear viewing and year round cultural and wildlife packages. From the moment we welcome you to our home we look after every detail.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Powell River

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