Vancouver Island

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.

BC Map 200 km 124 mi Vancouver Island Vancouver Island

Experience Providers on Vancouver Island

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Sea Wolf Adventures

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

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

Sea Wolf Adventures connects travellers to destinations in the Broughton Archipelago and the Great Bear Rainforest for grizzly bear viewing, wilderness and wildlife experiences, and First Nations cultural tours. Your guides are well trained in tradition and wildlife guiding. They will give you a deeper experience into First Nations culture and heritage of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation. Safe. True. Education -- a truly unforgettable wildlife experience. Our vessels are brand new, state of the art, and very seaworthy.

Vancouver Island

Port McNeill

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Kwa'lilas Hotel

hotels, indigenous culture

hotels, indigenous culture

The Kwalilas Hotel (meaning a place to sleep) is a premier indigenous-owned 4-star destination hotel located on North Vancouver Island. Our 85 guest rooms combine modern, chic design with local artistic expressions for a unique and comfortable stay. You will find many expressions of our culture throughout the Kwalilas Hotel, including masks and designs by local indigenous artists. Hotel guests can also enjoy an amazing selection of drinks and indigenous-inspired cuisine at Nax'id Pub. We feature the newest, most comprehensive meeting and conference facilities on Vancouver Island North, featuring a total of over 4,255 square feet of meeting and event rooms including a large ballroom with an over-height ceiling plus four additional meeting rooms that can accommodate anything from small, intimate gatherings to large events in Port Hardy, BC.

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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k'awat'si Tours

hiking, sightseeing, boating, indigenous culture

hiking, sightseeing, boating, indigenous culture

kawatsi 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.

Vancouver Island

Port Hardy

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Fair Harbour Cabins

campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, paddling, surfing, indigenous culture

campgrounds & rv parks, cabins & cottages, paddling, surfing, indigenous culture

Fair Harbour Marina and Campground is happy to provide a 26 site campground, 4 rental cabins, fuel and moorage docks, boat launch, general store, washrooms and showers and laundry facilities at the Gateway to Kyuquot. Located at the very end of a Forest Service Road, it provides the only access to remote Kyuquot Sound. This traditional territory of the Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations is the jumping off point to some the most spectacular and breathtaking scenery on the west side of Vancouver Island. Home to 10 Provincial Parks and Ecological Reserves, it provides unlimited access to both fresh and saltwater fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing and exploration of some of the few old growth forests left in BC.

Vancouver Island

Kyuquot

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Gulf Island Seaplanes

airlines

airlines

Seaplane company offering scenic tours of the Southern Gulf Islands in coastal B.C. Also offering wedding/elopement and trip packages to Gabriola Island. Book a charter and tick a unique experience off of your bucket list. Operating out of Vancouver, Nanaimo and Gabriola Island.

Vancouver Island

Gabriola Island

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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 the 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 accommodations in Tofino for your stay. The Himwitsa lodging in Tofino, presents a 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, on a weekend getaway in Tofino or travelling with family! We have three studio-styled suites that have a 180-degree view, and two apartment-styled suites that have a 90-degree view that overlooks the bustling harbour of Tofino. Moreover, four suites come with an outdoor seating area on your own private balcony! All rooms are equipped with a full bathroom, kitchenettes, 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! *Please note: Hot tubs are no longer available.

Vancouver Island

Tofino

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Where to Stay on Vancouver Island

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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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Thunderbird RV Park & Campground

indigenous culture, campgrounds & rv parks

indigenous culture, campgrounds & rv parks

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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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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Pachena Bay Campground

campgrounds & rv parks

campgrounds & rv parks

Vancouver Island

Bamfield

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