Vancouver Island

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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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Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

With 85 luxurious oceanfront rooms The Best Western Tin Wis Resort Hotel offers impressive Tofino accommodations. Relax on your private patio and enjoy a perfect summer sunset. Feel the pulse of a winter storm from the comfort of your cozy bed with a most breathtaking view. With a variety of rooms to choose from, our Tofino Resort Hotel is sure to have exactly what you're looking for.

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Knight Inlet Lodge

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Hiking & Walking, Paddling, Bear Watching & Wildlife Tours

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Hiking & Walking, Paddling, Bear Watching & Wildlife Tours

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

Glendale Cove

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Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours

Indigenous Culture, Hiking & Walking, Bear Watching & Wildlife Tours

Indigenous Culture, Hiking & Walking, Bear Watching & Wildlife Tours

We have been the stewards of the grizzly bear population in Homalco's traditional territory of Bute Inlet for over a decade, but the cultural and historical significance of this area spans thousands of years. Our guided bear tours take guests through the 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 our guests is to share our traditional lands, to share perspective from our people, and to create a sense of connection with our indigenous culture. We welcome you to view the bears, learn about our connection to the land and wildlife, and become immersed in the beauty of the inlet. ʔiymot kʷunome (It is good to see you).

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Campbell River

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Ahtsik Native Art Gallery

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios

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.

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Port Alberni

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k'awat'si Tours

Indigenous Culture, Boating, Hiking & Walking, Sightseeing

Indigenous Culture, Boating, Hiking & Walking, Sightseeing

k’awat’si Tours Eco Tours and Aboriginal Cultural Experiences with First Nations guides let you see the wild beauty of North Vancouver Island. Hike in coastal rainforests, get out on the water to view wildlife, roam remote beaches, or listen to stories and learn how to weave cedar or make drums.

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Port Hardy

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Sidney Whale Watching

Indigenous Culture, Whale Watching

Indigenous Culture, Whale Watching

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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Best Western Tin Wis Resort

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

With 85 luxurious oceanfront rooms The Best Western Tin Wis Resort Hotel offers impressive Tofino accommodations. Relax on your private patio and enjoy a perfect summer sunset. Feel the pulse of a winter storm from the comfort of your cozy bed with a most breathtaking view. With a variety of rooms to choose from, our Tofino Resort Hotel is sure to have exactly what you're looking for.

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Knight Inlet Lodge

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Hiking & Walking, Paddling, Bear Watching & Wildlife Tours

Indigenous Culture, Resorts, Traditional Lodgings & Sweat Lodges, Hiking & Walking, Paddling, Bear Watching & Wildlife Tours

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

Glendale Cove

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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!

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Kyuquot

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Lasqueti Island Hotel, Pub & Restaurant

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Indigenous Culture, Hotels, Motels & Lodges

Vancouver Island

Lasqueti Island

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