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Malchosen | Éy7á7juuthem | SENĆOŦEN | Kwak̓wala | enaksialak̓ala | Hailhzaqvla | Nuučaan̓uɫ | Diitiidʔaatx̣ | a’’islak̓ala

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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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Popular Areas on Vancouver Island

Experience Providers on Vancouver Island

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Coastal Rainforest Safaris

wildlife tours, whale watching

wildlife tours, whale watching

Coastal Rainforest Safaris delivers exciting wilderness experiences by Rigid Hull Inflatable boats amongst the diverse wildlife of British Columbias Great Bear Rainforest. Departing from Port Hardy, we offer guests an immersive nature experience told from a unique, Indigenous perspective that explores our connection to the land, sea, wildlife, and the history that makes the area what it is now.

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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West Coast Expeditions

wildlife tours, paddling, indigenous culture

wildlife tours, paddling, indigenous culture

Connect ~ Experience ~ Refresh. Savour the best of base camp sea kayaking, professionally guided kayak expeditions and family kayaking tours. Ocean kayak with sea otters while eagles soar overhead. Participate in local Indigenous culture. Located in Kyuquot, on the remote northwest coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Convenient transportation included from Courtenay, Comox, and Campbell River. We have been established leaders in marine education and sea kayaking tours since 1972, recognized by Destination Canada and Destination BC as offering a Canadian Signature Experience, and the first sea kayak tour company in Canada to be achieve the Green Tourism Gold Award.

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

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Sidney Whale Watching

whale watching, indigenous culture

whale watching, indigenous culture

Whale watching, wildlife tours and sea kayaking tours located in the beautiful seaside town of Sidney, British Columbia on Vancouver Island. Our advantages include; calm protected water and the closest departure point to the Resident Killer whale routes meaning more whale time and an average of 30 minutes less travel time then Vancouver or Victoria. We are also at the gateway to the magical Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, less then 5 minutes off our dock and your among one of the nicest cruising grounds on the planet. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, come share our passion for the beautiful region called the Salish Sea.

Vancouver Island

Sidney

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Lasqueti Island Hotel, Pub & Restaurant

hotels, indigenous culture

hotels, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Lasqueti Island

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Puntledge RV Campground

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

Feel the breeze and sun, hear the river and bird song. Camp in the perfect blend of a natural environment, with all the amenities of modern life. Well spaced camp sites with tables, fire rings, full, partial and un-serviced, WIFI, laundry, showers, playground. The Nimnim Cultural Centre offers a glimpse of traditional life in the traditional territory of the K'omoks First Nation.

Vancouver Island

Courtenay

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House of Himwitsa Native Art Gallery

indigenous culture, hotels

indigenous culture, hotels

Himwitsa Lodge is located in the downtown core of Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, near the end of Trans Canada Highway. Tofino is a beautiful rural town that is situated in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve as well as the United Nations World Biosphere Reserve. During peak season, the small town of Tofino boasts tourists from all over the world, hence the recommendation of reserving an accommodation in Tofino for your stay. The Himwitsa lodging in Tofino, presents great location, fabulous breathtaking sunset views over Vargas Island and great rates! We have 4 suites available that suits every need to relax and enjoy the town of Tofino; whether you're on your honeymoon, a weekend getaway in Tofino or traveling with family! We have three studio styled suites that have a 180 degree view, and two apartment styled suites have a 90 degree view that overlooks the bustling harbor of Tofino. Moreover, four suites come with an outdoor hot tub on a private balcony! All rooms are equipped with a full bathroom, kitchenettes, satellite TV, free wifi and parking. On the edge of the West Coast in Tofino, Himwitsa Lodge is only minutes away from all the local shops, Tonquin Beach, tours for hot springs cove, whale watching, bear watching, kayaking and surfing. Don't want to waste travel time? Fly in from Vancouver, BC via seaplane and land right next to us!

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Where to Stay on Vancouver Island

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Cluxewe Resort

campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

Welcome to Cluxewe, a natural wonder, in the land of the Kwakiutl people. Cluxewe has two different, but related, meanings: place of the changing river mouth and place of refuge. Listen to waves splash on the shoreline. Awaken to the haunting sound of loons or the rusty-gate screech of a bald eagle. Enjoy fabulous summer sunsets over Broughton Strait. In early summer you can enjoy both sunsets and sunrises from your deck. Each of the twelve cozy cottages, including the 3-unit "tri-plex," comes with cooking and dining utensils, stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, and full bathroom. Cottages also feature TV/VCR's with satellite television. These cottages are wonderful retreats for artists, writers, and nature lovers as well as fishermen! 152 campsites, many on the ocean and Cluxewe River estuary.

Vancouver Island

Port McNeill

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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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Knight Inlet Lodge

resorts & wilderness lodges, hiking, indigenous culture, wildlife tours, paddling

resorts & wilderness lodges, hiking, indigenous culture, wildlife tours, paddling

Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada's premier grizzly bear viewing destination. With over 25 years of experience and a world wide reputation for excellence we are the place to see grizzly bears in British Columbia. Our remote floating lodge has 18 guests rooms and offers a full range of activities for our guests including hiking,kayaking, marine wildlife tours, tracking and whale watching. Open from mid May until mid October with packages starting on any day of the week.

Vancouver Island

Black Creek

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Thunderbird RV Park & Campground

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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