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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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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.

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay

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Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Oyster Bay, Ladysmith BC. Idyllically located to serve the Cowichan Valley.

Vancouver Island

Ladysmith

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Culture Shock Interactive Gallery

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

Culture Shock Interactive Gallery is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated Gallery in Alert Bay on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. We offer interactive First Nations cultural experiences including cedar weaving, traditional salmon barbeque, storytelling and traditional ocean-going canoe tours. We also retail local First Nations art including jewellery, carvings, clothing and documentary films.

Vancouver Island

Alert Bay

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Roy Henry Vickers Gallery

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

Eagle Aerie Gallery is Roy Henry Vickers' artist-owned gallery located in Tofino, British Columbia. This stunning traditional Northwest Coast longhouse with a carved and painted cedar plank exterior and doors of beaten copper, is a recognizable Tofino landmark. Inside discover Roy's artwork of paintings, original prints, calendars, art cards, and reproductions hanging on hand adzed cedar walls among totem poles and carvings. As you enter the large main hall, you'll notice the soft lighting and restful music that creates an atmosphere of harmony and peace. The gallery is open free to the public seven days a week throughout the year. Built in 1986 with the help of Roy's family and legendary carver Henry Nolla, this gallery welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year from all around the world. Please check the events calendar page to see when Roy is scheduled to be storytelling at Eagle Aerie Gallery - this is a not to be missed attraction! Guests gather around the centre pit in the main hall to listen to stories of Roy's life and times as well as inspiration of his work. Afterwards Roy is available to meet guests and autograph his reproductions.

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Snaw Naw As Campground

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Campgrounds, Cabins & RVS

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, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Fishing

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat 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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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.

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

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Indigenous Culture, Campgrounds, Cabins & RVS, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

An oceanfront nature based resort offering privacy and seclusion on Quadra Island, a 10-minute ferry ride from Campbell River. Deluxe main lodge or beachfront cottage accommodation featuring ocean views of Discovery Passage. Savor west coast seafood cuisine in the casual atmosphere of the Dining Room.

Vancouver Island

Quadra Island

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House of Himwitsa

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

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

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Thornton Motel

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

First Nations owned and operated, We are centrally located at the heart of Ucluelet! Just 20 minute drive from the beautiful endless sandy beaches of the Pacific Rim National Park. There is so much to explore here on the west coast of Vancouver Island and our Pet friendly rooms allow you and your four legged friend to optimize the experience. Our Premier new building features studio rooms and Economy friendly pricing! We have so much to offer!

Vancouver Island

Ucluelet

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