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Your support helped to keep many Indigenous Tourism BC operators keep their doors open. We enjoy hosting your getaways and gatherings and continue to share our Knowledge and Culture, despite the profound challenges we face in our communities. 

Indigenous Tourism BC continues to update our list of Indigenous tourism operators open for business. We remind travellers to respect the wishes of Indigenous communities.
Please make sure you call and inquire ahead of time.

Content updated: May 2, 2022

TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY. EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED.

Responsible tourism uplifts travel experiences that create positive impacts for all involved–not just travellers. Your travel plans affect Indigenous Peoples and the communities, waters, animals, and lands they care for.

Indigenous Tourism BC advises travellers to know before you go. Indigenous communities and cultures are as unique as the lands they call home. Reach out to your Indigenous hosts for inside tips on current conditions and responsible travel in their Territories.

Indigenous Tourism BC advises travellers to know before you go. Speak directly with tourism operators before travel for best planning. 

How to Travel Responsibly

Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Image: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Accommodation, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Skwachays Lodge 
📍Vancouver
Experience: Indigenous Art and Boutique Hotel Making a Difference
Phone: 604-687-3589 | Visit Website

Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

Great River Fishing Adventure
📍Chilliwack
Experience: Guided fishing tours on the Fraser River
604-792-3544 | Visit Website 

Talaysay Tours
📍Vancouver
Experience:  Guided walking tours in Stanley Park, virtual tours, school and educational tours
Phone:  604-628-8555 | Visit Website

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries

Bill Reid Gallery
📍Vancouver
Experience: Vancouver’s Indigenous Art Gallery | Shop at the gallery or online
Phone:  604-6823455 | Visit Website

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 
📍Whistler
Experience:  Indigenous Museum with Cultural Exhibits | Shop at the centre’s gift shop or online
Phone:  866-441-7522 | Visit Website

Skwachays Gallery
📍Vancouver (inside Skwachays Lodge)
Experience:  Gallery displaying a variety of original paintings, carvings & jewelry by Indigenous artists| Shop at the gallery or online
Phone: 604-558-3589 | Visit Website

Stó:lō Gift Shop 
📍Chilliwack
Experience:  Gallery displaying a variety of original paintings, carvings & jewelry by Indigenous artists| Shop at the gallery or online
Phone: 604-824-2670 | Visit Website

Restaurants & Eateries  

Salmon n’ Bannock Bistro
📍Vancouver
Experience: Taste Indigenous Flavours. Feed Your Spirit | Indoor dining, Take-out, Uber Eats | Reservations highly recommended
Phone:  604-568-8971 | Visit Website

Thunderbird Café
📍Whistler (inside the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre)
Experience: Indigenous-inspired menu made with fresh local ingredients | Indoor Dining, Take-out
Phone:  866-441-7522 | Visit Website

Ravens Brewing
📍Abbotsford
Experience: Indigenous-owned and operated Brewery | Indoor dining, Take-out
Phone: 604-758-1557 | Visit Website

Transportation

Iskwew Air 
📍Vancouver
Experience:  Chartered Air Services between Vancouver, Vancouver Island and other BC Destinations
604-273-7713 | Visit Website 

Gulf Island Seaplanes
📍Gabriola
Experience:  Regular floatplane services to and from YVR & Gabriola Island + charter services to other BC destinations
250-247-9992 | Visit Website 

Vancouver Island

Image: Tin Wis Resort

Accommodation, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Best Western Tin Wis Resort 
📍Tofino
Experience: Indigenous-owned and operated hotel located on MacKenzie Beach | Restaurant on site
Phone:  250-725-4445 | Visit Website

Cluxewe Resort 
📍Port McNeill
Experience: Ocean-side resort with cottages, RV and camping sites on the land of the Kwakiutl people
Phone:  250-949-0378 | Visit Website

Kwa’lilas Hotel
📍Port Hardy
Experience: Port Hardy’s Indigenous destination hotel | Restaurant on site
Phone:  250-949-8525 | Visit Website

Thunderbird RV Park and Resort
📍Campbell River
Experience: RV Sites and Cottages with spectacular views of the estuary and ocean
Phone:  250-286-3344| Visit Website

Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge
📍Quadra Island
Experience: A secluded oceanfront resort on beautiful Quadra Island: lodge, indoor dining, cottages, RV sites, camping
Phone:  250-902-9653| Visit Website

Salish Seaside RV Haven
📍Victoria
Experience: RV park owned and operated by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations
Phone:  250-590-5995| Visit Website

Snaw-naw-as Campground 
📍Lantzville
Experience: RV sites and campsites with pristine oceanside views, 20 minutes from downtown Nanaimo
Phone:  250-933-2505| Visit Website

Wya Point Resort
📍Ucluelet
Experience: Welcoming guests on Ucluelet First Nation’s traditional territory with luxurious lodge accommodations, yurts, tent and RV camping
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Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

Clayoquot Wild
📍Tofino
Experience: Guided Whale-watching and wildlife tours with Indigenous story-telling
Phone: 250-266-0543| Visit Website

Tbird eBikes 
📍Ucluelet
Experience: Yuułuʔiłʔath means safe harbour, so grab one of our ebikes, ride to a fantastic destination, sit back and relax.
Visit Website

Explore Songhees
📍Victoria
Experience: Meet Songhees artists, enjoy cuisine, virtual events + more
Visit Website

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries, Gift Shops  

Ahtsik Gallery
📍Port Alberni
Experience: Ahtsik Gallery showcases traditional art of the Pacific Northwest handmade by the latest generation of coastal artists whose cultural history goes back thousands of years.
Visit Website

Ay Lelem 
📍Nanaimo + Online
Experience: Fashion, Clothing | Shop  online
Visit Website

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

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

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

I-Hos Gallery 
📍Courtenay
Experience: Indigenous Gallery and Gift Shop| Shop at the gallery or online
Phone:  250-339-7702 | Visit Website

Kwigwatsi Studio | Totem Design House
📍Courtenay
Experience: Art Gallery & Gift Shop | Shop at the gallery by appointment or online
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U’mista Cultural Centre 
📍Alert Bay
Experience: Indigenous Museum / Cultural Centre and Gift Shop| Shop at the gift shop or online
Phone:  250-974-5403 | Visit Website

Wildflowers and Co  
📍Campbell River + Online
Experience: Art Gallery & Gift Shop | Shop at the gallery or online
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Standing Spruce 
📍Campbell River + Online
Experience: Farm and Apothecary | Shop at the apothecary and farm in person or online
Visit Website | 250-203-1699

Restaurants & Eateries  

Nax’id Pub
📍Port Hardy (inside the Kwa’lilas Hotel)
Experience: Offers full menu in a relaxed pub atmosphere. | Indoor Dining, Take-out
Phone:  250-949-8525 | Visit Website

Kwalilas Cafe
📍Port Hardy (inside the Kwa’lilas Hotel)
Experience: Open daily from 6:30am – 1pm daily
Phone:  250-949-8525 | Visit Website

Songhees Food Truck + Catering
📍Victoria
Experience: Traditional Indigenous Cuisine with a Modern Twist
Phone: 250-386-1043 ext 105 | Visit Website

Thompson Okanagan

Image: Indigenous World Winery

Accommodation, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort
📍 Chase 
Experience: The pride of the Little Shuswap Band, the hotel is situated on the south shore of Little Shuswap Lake | Restaurant, Spa, Golf and  Cultural Tours on site |
Phone: 250-679-3090| Visit Website

Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

Moccasin Trails 
📍Kelowna/Kamloops
Experience: Guided walking and hiking tours, cultural canoe tours, Indigenous story-telling.
Phone: 250-319-4902 | Visit Website

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries, Gift Shops  

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

Restaurants & Eateries, Wineries

Jack Sam’s Restaurant
📍Chase (inside Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort)
Experience: Delicious dining over looking Little Shuswap Lake
Phone: 250-679-3090 | Visit Website

Kekuli Cafe
📍Westbank / Kelowna 
Experience: An original Bannock restaurant with a modern contemporary twist! “Don’t Panic…We Have Bannock!”
Visit Website

Kekuli Cafe
📍Kamloops
Experience: An original Bannock restaurant with a modern contemporary twist! “Don’t Panic…We Have Bannock!”
Visit Website

Kekuli Cafe
📍Merritt 
Experience: An original Bannock restaurant with a modern contemporary twist! “Don’t Panic…We Have Bannock!”
Visit Website

Nk’Mip Cellars
📍Osoyoos
Experience: Indigenous-owned Winery
Visit Website

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

 

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Image: Xwisten Experience Tours

Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Village
📍Boston Bar
Experience: Offering guests an opportunity to experience the Nlaka’pamux village lifestyle before the arrival of European culture. Enjoy cultural tours and teepee camping. Online workshops are also available.
Phone: 604-867-9089 | Visit Website

Accommodation, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Big Bar Guest Ranch
📍Clinton
Experience: Indigenous-owned ranch with beautiful cabins offering hiking, horseback-riding, medicinal plant walk, fishing and much more
Phone: 250-459-2333 | Visit Website

Shearwater Resort
📍Bella Bella 
Experience: From fishing trips and eco-tours to a full-service marine resort, we have been your destination for wilderness getaways for over 73 years.
Phone: 1-800-663-2370 | Visit Website

Kootenay Rockies

Image: St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

St Eugene Resort & Casino

Accommodation, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
📍Ainsworth
Experience: Traditional rejuvenation at at the Resort | Wellness and Restaurant on site
Phone:  1-800-668-1171 | Visit Website

St. Eugene Resort
📍Cranbrook
Experience: The Casino of the Rockies is now open 3PM – 11PM daily
Phone:  250-420-2000 | Visit Website

Restaurants & Eateries 

Bear and Bone Burger Co
📍Golden
Experience: Offering a wide range of choices including burgers, steaks, salads, sandwiches and more, offering a new patio experience
Phone:  250-344-7222 | Visit Website

Ktunaxa Grill
📍Ainsworth (inside the Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort) 
Experience: Fresh local, Indigenous-inspired cuisine
Phone:  1-800-668-1171 | Visit Website

Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

 

Northern British Columbia

Image: Gitwinksihlkw - Nisga'a Lands

Accommodation, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Haida House at Tllaal
📍Tlell (Haida Gwaii)
Experience: The Haida House lodge and new oceanfront cabins offer the ideal setting to explore the many eco-adventures, natural attractions and historical and cultural sites found on Haida Gwaii’s Graham and Moresby Islands | Click HERE before you go to Haida Gwaii
Phone:  250-557-4600 | Visit Website

Hiellen Longhouse Village
📍Masset
Experience: The Hiellen Longhouse Village is surrounded by endless beaches and unforgettable ancient forest. | Click HERE before you go to Haida Gwaii
Phone:  250-668-0833 | Visit Website

Skidegate Inlet Retreat
📍Skidegate
Experience: The Skidegate Inlet Retreat is conveniently nestled in a hillside neighbourhood above the charming town of Daajing Giids.  | Click HERE before you go to Haida Gwaii
Phone: 778-877-7385 | Visit Website

Key-Oh-Lodge
📍Burns Lake 
Experience: Indigenous owned and operated hotel located in Burns Lake
Phone: 250-692-7797 | Visit Website

‘Ksan Campground
📍Hazelton
Experience: Located at the heart of the Skeena and Bulkley River,  the ‘Ksan Campground is proud to give  campers the ability to truly experience the heritage of the Gitxsan land
Phone: 250-842-5940 | Visit Website

Liard Hot Springs Lodge
📍Alaska Highway 
Experience: Nestled in the Northern Rockies in Northwest British Columbia on the famous Alaska Highway, the lodge offers cabin-style rooms, off-the-grid cabins and RV and tent camping
Phone: 250-776-7349 | Visit Website

Nass Valley B&B
📍 Gitlaxt’aamiks (Nisga’a Highway 113) 
Experience: Offering modern accommodations in a western red cedar post and beam duplex cabin that is nestled on 172 acres among the majestic mountains of the Nass Valley
Phone: 250-633-2202 | Visit Website

Witset RV Park and Campground
📍Smithers
Experience: The RV Park and campground stands on a plateau surrounded by snow-capped mountains, overlooking the beautiful Widzin Kwah Canyon
Phone: 250-847-2133Visit Website

Restaurants & Eateries 

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries, Gift Shops  

Indigenous Artists Market
📍 Fort St John
Experience: Indigenous gallery, crafts and gift shop
Visit Website

Gina DaahlGahl Naay Trading House Gift Shop
📍 Skidegate
Experience: Indigenous Gallery and gift shop  | Click HERE before you go to Haida Gwaii
Visit Website

Longhouse Gift Shop
📍 Skidegate
Experience: Indigenous gallery, crafts and gift shop  | Click HERE before you go to Haida Gwaii
Visit Website

Outdoor Adventures and Wildlife Viewing

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries

Nisga’a Museum
📍Laxgalt’sap 
Experience: The Nisga’a Museum houses Anhooya’ahl Ga’angigatgum’ – The Ancestors’ Collection, a preeminent collection of over 300 ceremonial and cultural objects returned to the Nass Valley through the historic Nisga’a Treaty. Guided tours are provided throughout the day.
Phone:  (250)-633-3050 | Visit Website

Haida Heritage Centre
📍Skidegate (Haida Gwaii) 
Experience: Through the Haida Heritage Centre celebrates the living culture of the Haida people. Through our language, art and stories we share our relationship with the land and sea that which shapes, nourishes, and sustains us. | Click HERE before you go to Haida Gwaii
Phone:  (250) 559-7885 | Visit Website

Before you go to Haida Gwaii

Camping, RV Parks and Cabins

This year, choose local, Indigenous campgrounds, RV parks and cabins for your staycation and maximize your relaxation time. Dream big dreams with less planning and a much shorter commute while directly benefitting your local Indigenous communities.

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