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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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Newcastle Island

museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

museums & heritage sites, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Nanaimo

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Klahoose Coastal Adventures

indigenous culture, wildlife tours, boating

indigenous culture, wildlife tours, boating

Grizzly Bears, return each August for the annual salmon run in Toba Inlet. A cycle that has taken place for a millennial on the traditional territory of the Klahoose First Nation. Against a breathtaking backdrop and from viewing platforms, we have optimal sight lines to view the bears in their natural habitat feasting on salmon. Grizzly bear viewing tours led by Klahoose guides and partners.

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Culture Shock Interactive Gallery

indigenous culture, art galleries

indigenous culture, art galleries

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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August Point Lodge

indigenous culture, bed & breakfasts, fishing

indigenous culture, bed & breakfasts, fishing

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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Alert Bay Cabins

cabins & cottages

cabins & cottages

We offer one of Alert Bay's finest accommodation in 14 tastefully renovated cabins each with fresh paint, hardwood floors, electric fireplaces, new furniture,queen beds & cozy duvets. The cabins feature fully equipped kitchens, free high speed wireless internet access & cable television. Each cabin has a private veranda + BBQ facilities available for your use.

Vancouver Island

Alert Bay

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Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre

indigenous culture, museums & heritage sites

indigenous culture, museums & heritage sites

Vancouver Island

Quadra Island

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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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Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

hotels, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

hotels, campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, indigenous culture

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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Wya Point Resort

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

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

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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Knight Inlet Lodge

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

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

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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