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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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Experience Providers on Vancouver Island

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Kiixin Tours

sightseeing, hiking, indigenous culture

sightseeing, hiking, indigenous culture

Kiixin, Huu-ay-aht First Nations 5000-year-old Village, is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Its the only known remaining First Nations village with standing remains. Each culturally guided hiking tour lasts approximately 3.5 hours. Due to COVID-19 Kiixin Tours will remain closed until further notice. Please email [email protected] for more information. Thanks.

Vancouver Island

Bamfield

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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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Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats

hiking, spas & wellness, sightseeing, paddling, biking

hiking, spas & wellness, sightseeing, paddling, biking

Dog Mermaid Eco Excursions, Kayak Rentals & Retreats specializes in Eco education and tours, by means of kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, kids camps, yoga, retreats, and dog sledding (in winter months). Based on Pender Island, our head office is located at Otter Bay Marina, just off the ferry. Along with having the beauty of launching from the bay, mobile services are available to suit your adventure design, and so is our new location on Salt Spring Island! Our certified, professional guides would more than love to take you into the wild!

Vancouver Island

Pender Island

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Kwa'lilas Hotel

indigenous culture, hotels

indigenous culture, hotels

The Kwalilas 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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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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Kitchens of Distinction

dining & culinary tours, indigenous culture

dining & culinary tours, indigenous culture

At the heart of our identity is our essence. At Kitchens of Distinction, our essence is to elevate the dining experience to the level of a culinary masterpiece through our exclusive private chef services and variety of other culinary experiences

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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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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

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

campgrounds & rv parks, indigenous culture

Vancouver Island

Campbell River

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Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge

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

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

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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