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Recreational travel within British Columbia is now encouraged and we couldn’t be happier! 

Start having fun. Get out of your region and explore #IndigenousBC. Book the in-province trip you’ve been dreaming of.  Share your experience with others. Your ongoing support of Indigenous tourism operators in BC helps to ensure sustainability as restrictions continue to ease. 

Indigenous Tourism BC continues to update our list of Indigenous tourism operators open for business and reminds travellers to respect the wishes of Indigenous communities. Some communities remain closed and some businesses listed may operate at a reduced capacity or accept locals only. Please make sure you call and inquire ahead of time.

We are all connected.

Beginning June 15, we move to Step 2 of BC’s Recovery Plan. Recreational travel within British Columbia is now encouraged. For more information on current Provincial Health Orders, visit here.

Content updated: June 16, 2021
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Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Image: Bill Reid Gallery

Accommodation, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Cheam Fishing Village and Campground
📍Agassiz 
Experience: Located on the on the bank of the majestic Fraser River offering 42 Camping / RV sites with power and water. Sturgeon and salmon fishing.
Phone: 604-997-5533 | Visit Website

Klahoose Wilderness Resort
📍Desolation Sound (Sunshine Coast) 
Experience: Indigenous destination resort in Desolation Sound offering an intimate and all-inclusive experience including daily wildlife-viewing, bear-viewing and cultural tours
Phone: 250-935-8539 | Visit Website

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 

Takaya Tours
📍North Vancouver
Experience: Cultural walking tours, kayak rentals, and cultural canoe tours (after July 1st)
604-904-7410 | 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 

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
Visit Website

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

Coastal Rainforest Safaris
📍Port Hardy
Experience: Guided wildlife viewing and whale-watching tours on Northern Vancouver Island, Indigenous guides
Phone: 778-787-1874| Visit Website

Sea Wolf Adventures
📍Port McNeill
Experience: Guided bear-viewing, wildlife-viewing and cultural tours; experience the stories behind the scenery, support local Indigenous communities, and experience a sustainable approach
Phone: 250-902-9653| Visit Website

Sidney Whale Watching
📍Sidney
Experience: Guided whale-watching and wildlife-viewing tours, only a 30-minute drive from Victoria
Phone: 250-656-7599| Visit Website

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries, Gift Shops  

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

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

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

Nk’Mip RV Park & Campground
📍 Osoyoos
Experience: Located on the shores of Osoyoos Lake, the resort offers RV sites, tenting sites and cabins
Phone: 250-495-7279| Visit Website

Spirit Ridge
📍 Osoyoos
Experience: The hotel welcomes you to Canada’s only desert, a place sacred to the Osoyoos Indian Band |  Restaurant, Spa, Golf onsite
Phone:  250-495-5445| 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

Nk’Mip Cultural Centre
📍 Osoyoos
Experience: Indigenous Museum / Cultural Centre and Gift Shop
Phone: 1-888-495-8555| 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
📍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

The Bear The Fish The Root and The Berry
📍Osoyoos (located at Spirit Ridge)
Experience: Modern vineyard cuisine inspired by Indigenous roots
Phone: 250-495-4660 | Visit Website

 

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Image: Xwisten Experience Tours

Accommodation, Campgrounds & RV Parks

Big Bar Guest Ranch
📍Clinton
Experience: Indigenous-owned ranch with beautiful cabins | hiking, horseback-riding, fishing
Phone: 250-459-2333 | 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: St. Eugene Resort is a spectacular destination resort offering hotel accommodation, casino, golf, RV sites, a cultural centre and Indigenous cultural programming
Phone:  250-420-2000 | Visit Website

The Raven’s Nest Resort & Campground
📍Fairmont Hot Springs
Experience: RV camping, tenting and cabins with beautiful views of the Columbia Valley
Phone:  250-688-6378 | 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

Soulfood
📍Cranbrook
Experience: A true local dining experience leading the dining scene in Cranbrook
Phone: 778-517-5339 | Visit Website

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

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

Museums / Cultural Centres, Galleries, Gift Shops  

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

Before you go to Haida Gwaii

Camping, RV Parks and Cabins

This summer, 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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