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The Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwakaw’akw people have long navigated the waters of the Pacific Ocean around Vancouver Island.

They share their deep, respectful relationship with the bountiful ocean and temperate rainforests. The abundance has sustained whale pods and allowed complex metal and wood art to flourish.

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Kiixin Tours

sightseeing, hiking, indigenous culture

sightseeing, hiking, indigenous culture

Kiixin, Huu-ay-aht First Nations 5000-year-old Village, is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Its the only known remaining First Nations village with standing remains. Each culturally guided hiking tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours. Due to COVID-19 Kiixin Tours will remain closed until further notice. Please email [email protected] for more information. Thanks.

Vancouver Island

Bamfield

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Awatin Aboriginal Art

indigenous culture, art galleries

indigenous culture, art galleries

Family-owned business, featuring local authentic native art. You will find Jewelry, Art, Antiques and Minerals in the gallery. Our Native Jewelry is made in-house.

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Ahtsik Native Art Gallery

art galleries, indigenous culture

art galleries, indigenous culture

We are an artist-owned fine art gallery specializing in traditional west coast style art of the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on Tseshaht lands and houses Gordon Dick Studio while showcasing the work of local and regional artists. We carry handmade woodcarvings and jewelry, including masks, panels, free-standing or wall-mounted sculptures, doors, poles, and house beams. Ahtsik is a Nuu-chah-nulth word meaning creating to the best of your abilities and we select our artwork for its beauty and craftsmanship. May you enjoy it as much as we do.

Vancouver Island

Port Alberni

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August Point Lodge

indigenous culture, fishing, bed & breakfasts

indigenous culture, fishing, bed & breakfasts

Whether you are on a business trip or want to leave the crowds behind and experience the west coast of Vancouver Island, our daily B&B packages will make it easy for you to book your stay in Zeballos. New and comfortable rooms are all equipped with coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators and TVs, as well bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Vancouver Island

Zeballos

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Clayoquot Wild

whale watching, wildlife tours, hot springs, fishing, indigenous culture

whale watching, wildlife tours, hot springs, fishing, indigenous culture

Locally and family owned, we love sharing the fun and beauty of our home with your family! Our guides are all born and raised in the Clayoquot Sound area and all have a lifetime of training on the water. We can take you whale watching, bear watching, fishing or work with you to design a tour that suits your family's unique ideas of a fun day on the ocean!

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

bird watching, indigenous culture, whale watching, wildlife tours, hiking

bird watching, indigenous culture, whale watching, wildlife tours, hiking

Homalco First Nation have been the stewards of their traditional territory of Bute Inlet for generations and the cultural and historical significance of this area spans thousands of years. Our guided tours take guests through the Salish Sea to Bute Inlet and along the Orford River, where grizzly bear populations thrive during the salmon run. We also offer marine wildlife and cultural tours all of which are interwoven with knowledge from our traditional way of life. Our commitment to guests is to share our traditional lands, the share stories of our people and to create a sense of connection with our indigenous culture. We welcome you join us and learn about the land, wildlife and people while becomming immersed in the beauty of this spectacular land. iymot kunome (It is good to see you).

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Salish Seaside RV Haven

indigenous culture, campgrounds & rv parks

indigenous culture, campgrounds & rv parks

Salish Seaside RV Haven is Western Canada's premier Motor Home park, located on a private peninsula right in the heart of Victoria's waterfront harbour. Proudly owned and operated by the Songhees First Nation and Esquimalt First Nation. The RV Haven is a total redesign and brand new rebuild of the former WestBay Village RV Park, completely new and modern. A majority of the sites are right on the water, commanding spectacular views in all directions. Big rig friendly, with 30 & 50 amp power, free WiFi, and a brand new amenities building featuring modern washrooms, showers, laundry room and a spectacular community room with a barbeque, decks and fireplace.

Vancouver Island

Victoria

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Wya Point Resort

storm watching, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

storm watching, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

Wya Point Resort is situated amongst old-growth forest and private, pristine beaches of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht (Ucluelet) First Nation peoples. Located on the rugged and remote west coast of Vancouver Island, we offer luxurious lodge accommodations, waterfront yurts and beachfront camping. We have nine timber lodges that were built to LEED Platinum standards using locally harvested red cedar. Each lodge is uniquely designed by a local carver and artist, and named for an animal of the Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht culture. The lodges come equipped with a full kitchenette, fireplace, bathroom, bedroom (1 or 2), cedar deck and chairs, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook Ucluth beach. Our beachfront yurts are open year-round and have private access to Wya beach. All come with a gas stove for heat, cedar deck and chairs, linens and basic kitchen essentials. While our yurts and lodges have daily housekeeping, guests are advised to bring their own potable drinking water and food.

Vancouver Island

Ucluelet

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Snaw Naw As Campground

campgrounds & rv parks

campgrounds & rv parks

An RV and tent campground, north of Nanaimo. Water and power hookups with beautiful ocean views.

Vancouver Island

Lantzville

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Walters Cove Resort

indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges, fishing

indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges, fishing

Walters Cove Resort is a luxurious fishing lodge, owned by the Kyuquot Checklesaht First Nations. Located on the NW side of Vancouver Island in Kyuquot Sound, we provide a first class, fully guided, all-inclusive fishing experience for salmon, halibut and bottom fish. Grady White boats, and both Abel and Avet reels are an example of the top of the line equipment we provide. Our small, intimate lodge holds a maximum capacity of only 18 guests which allows us to provide exceptional customer service and cultural experiences such as our signature Beach BBQ. Not to mention the most consistent fishing on the West Coast! Our specialty is creating memories that will last you a lifetime!

Vancouver Island

Kyuquot

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