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Indigenous Experiences OPEN

There are unique challenges and considerations for Indigenous communities and businesses when deciding how and when to re-open to visitors. As travel and gathering restrictions ease in British Columbia, many of our favourite Indigenous tourism operators prepare to welcome guests. Others maintain strict emergency response measures, including closure for the remainder of 2020.

Indigenous people in Canada have historical experience with devastating outbreaks. Indigenous communities must weigh economic health against the factors that increase vulnerability to Covid-19 for Indigenous people.

We respect all choices made by Indigenous communities and businesses during this time. Indigenous Tourism BC encourages travellers to respect community travel bans and support your Indigenous tourism local economy.

 UPDATED, October 19, 2020. 

How to Travel Responsibly

Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Image: Bill Reid Gallery

Accommodation

Skwachays Lodge 
📍Vancouver
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Hotel | Phone: 604-687-3589 | Visit Website


Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

Talaysay Tours
📍Vancouver
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Hiking & Walking Tours, Virtual Tours, School and Educational Tours | Phone:  604-628-8555 | Visit Website

Takaya Tours
📍Vancouver
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Kayak Rentals in Belcarra Park and Cates Park, Cultural Tours by Kayak | Visit Website

Iskwew Air 
📍Vancouver
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Transportation
604-273-7713 | Visit Website 

Great River Fishing Adventure
📍Chilliwack
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Fishing, Outdoor Adventure | 604-792-3544 | Visit Website 

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries

Bill Reid Gallery
📍Vancouver
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Museum, Art Gallery, Gift Shop | Phone:  604-6823455 | Visit Website

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 
📍Whistler
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Museum, Cultural Centre, Restaurant, Gift Shop, Catering| Phone:  866-441-7522 | Visit Website

Skwachays Gallery
📍Vancouver
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Gallery, Gift Shop| Phone: 604-558-3589 | Visit Website

Restaurants & Eateries  

Lelem’ Arts & Cultural Cafe
📍Langley
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurant & Eatery | Phone:  604-343-9277 | Visit Website

Salmon n’ Bannock
📍Vancouver
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurant & Eatery, Pick-up, Uber Eats only until further notice | Phone:  604-568-8971 | Visit Website

Thunderbird Cafe
📍Whistler
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurant & Eatery, Pick-up, Catering| Phone:  866-441-7522 | Visit Website

Vancouver Island

Image: Tin Wis Resort

Accommodation

Best Western Tin Wis Resort 
📍Tofino
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Hotel, Restaurant| Phone:  250-725-4445 | Visit Website

Kwa’lilas Hotel
📍Port Hardy
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Hotel, Restaurant| Phone:  250-949-8525 | Visit Website

Thunderbird RV Park and Resort
📍Campbell River
Experience: Indigenous Culture, RV Park, Cabins, Camping| Phone:  250-286-3344| Visit Website

Puntledge Campground and RV Site 
📍Courtenay
Experience: Indigenous Culture, RV Park, Campground | Phone: 1 250 334-3773 | Visit Website

Cluxewe Resort  
📍Port McNeil
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Cabin, RV Park, Campground | Phone: 1-250-949-0378 |Visit Website

Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

Sidney Whale Watching 
📍Sidney
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours, Outdoor Adventure, Cultural Tours | Phone: 1-250-656-7599 | Visit Website

Clayoquot Wild
📍Tofino
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Wildlife Tours, Outdoor Adventure, Cultural Tours | Phone: 1-250-266-0543| Visit Website

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries, Gift Shops  

Cedar House Gallery
📍Ucluelet
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Art Gallery, Gift Shop| Phone:  250-726-2652 | Visit Website

House of Himwitsa Native Art Gallery
📍Tofino
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Art Gallery, Gift Shop| Phone:  250-725-2017 | Visit Website

I-Hos Gallery 
📍Courtenay
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Art Gallery, Gift Shop| Phone:  250-339-7702 | Visit Website

U’mista Cultural Centre 
📍Alert Bay
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Museum, Cultural Centre, Gift Shop| Phone:  250-974-5403 | Visit Website

Culture Shock Gallery 
📍Alert Bay
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Museum, Cultural Centre, Gift Shop| Phone:  250-974-2484 | Visit Website

Totem Design House
📍Courtenay
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Art Gallery, Gift Shop, Fashion, Jewelry | Visit Website

Restaurants & Eateries  

Nax’id Pub
📍Port Hardy
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurant & Eatery | Phone:  250-949-8525 | Visit Website

Thompson Okanagan

Image: Indigenous World Winery

Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

Moccasin Trails 
📍Kelowna/Kamloops
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Outdoor Adventure, Cultural Tours | Phone: 1-250-319-4902 | Visit Website

Accommodation

Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort
📍 Chase 
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Resort, Restaurant, Spa, Golf, Cultural Tours | 250-679-3090| Visit Website

Spirit Ridge
📍 Osoyoos
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Resort, Restaurant, Spa, Golf | 250-495-5445| Visit Website

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries, Gift Shops  

Syilx Trail Gift Store & Gallery
📍 Westbank / Kelowna
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Gallery, Crafts, Gift Shop | 778-755-5686| Visit Website

Nlk’Mip Cultural Centre
📍 Osoyoos
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Gallery, Gift Shop | 1-888-495-8555| Visit Website

Restaurants & Eateries, Wineries

Jack Sam’s Restaurant
📍Chase
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurant & Eatery | Visit Website

Kekuli Cafe
📍Westbank / Kelowna and Merritt (2 Locations)
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurant & Eatery | Visit Website

Nk’Mip Cellars
📍Osoyoos
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Winery | Visit Website

Indigenous World Winery
📍Westbank / Kelowna 
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Winery | 250-769-2824| Visit Website

The Bear The Fish The Root and The Berry
📍Osoyoos
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurants and Eateries | Visit Website

 

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Image: Xwisten Experience Tours

Accommodation 

Big Bar Guest Ranch
📍Ainsworth
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Accommodation, Outdoor Adventure, Skating, Skiing| Phone: 250-459-2333 | Visit Website

Kootenay Rockies

Image: St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

St Eugene Resort & Casino
Accommodation 

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
📍Ainsworth
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Accommodation, Wellness | Phone:  1-800-668-1171 | Visit Website

Restaurants & Eateries 

Bear and Bone Burger Co
📍Golden
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurants & Eatery | Phone:  250-344-7222 | Visit Website

Ktunaxa Grill
📍Ainsworth
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurants & Eatery | Phone:  1-800-668-1171 | Visit Website

Soulfood
📍Cranbrook
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Restaurants & Eatery | Phone: 778-517-5339 | Visit Website

Northern BC

Accommodation

Talon Point Campground
📍Burns Lake
Experience: Indigenous Culture, Cabins, Camping, Kayaking| Phone:  250-692-6926 | Visit Website

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Use the Indigenous BC Trip Planner App to search for experiences, accommodations, and businesses. Save your favourites to create your own custom itinerary, then use the interactive map to find attractions and experiences close to you once you’ve arrived in British Columbia. View the most up-to-date business reopening information, including hours of operation.