Indigenous-Owned Hotels, Motels & Short-Term Stays

Learn more about Indigenous-owned hotels, motels and short-term stays in British Columbia

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Indigenous hosts invite you to rest and recreate at Indigenous-owned hotels, motels, and short-term stays across British Columbia. 

There are Indigenous accommodation options for all kinds of travelers–from affordable out-of-the-way stays to luxury oceanside accommodations with services and amenities for corporate events. 

Located everywhere, from bustling urban areas to remote natural locations, Indigenous accommodations combine hospitality and service at stays ranging from basic motels to luxury oceanside resorts. Some offer cultural experiences, Indigenous art, cuisine, world-class surf and golf destinations, award-winning vineyards, hot springs, and spa services. 

Another perk? Your host’s deep connection to local lands and waters adds a layer of meaning to your leisure, luxury, or business travel. Book your perfect vacation, getaway, or event–Indigenous hosts and communities welcome you to come and stay a while at some of the most unbelievable locations in BC.

Learn more about Indigenous-owned hotels, motels, and short-term stays, and make your reservations.

*Accommodations are listed by region in no particular order.

WHERE TO STAY:

Kootenay Rockies

St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino
📍Cranbrook
Hotel | Casino | Golf | Interpretive Centre | Events | Conference Centre
St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino is nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The ownership of St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino comprises four Ktunaxa communities: ʔAkisq̓nuk, ʔAq̓am, ʔAkink̓umǂasnuqǂiʔit (Tobacco Plains), Yaqan nukiy (Lower Kootenay), and the Shuswap Indian Band. The resort offers 125 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites as well as a casino, a spa, The Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre and Indigenous-inspired dining. 

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
📍Ainsworth
Hotel | Hot Springs | Spa
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort offers contemporary hotel guest rooms along with a unique cave experience where hot mineral water creates a natural steam bath. The hot water flows into a pool where it is then cooled to a comfortable warm body temperature. Guests from around the world enjoy Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort for a memorable experience all year round.

Vancouver Island

Tin Wis Resort
📍Tofino
Hotel | Conference Centre | Events | Oceanfront | Pet Friendly
Located on preserved Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation land along the south side of Tofino, Tin Wis Resort welcomes travellers seeking a tranquil oceanfront retreat. The property boasts secluded dwelling spaces, a Browns Socialhouse Restaurant and Bar, an in-house fitness facility, and an outdoor hot tub, all in proximity to everything Tofino and Ucluelet have to offer.

Kwa’lilas Hotel
📍Port Hardy
Hotel | Events | Corporate Retreats | Business Meetings
Kwa’lilas, meaning “a place to sleep” in the language of the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw people, welcomes you to enjoy exceptional service in the North Island’s only premier Indigenous-owned 4-star Hotel. Enjoy a peaceful rest in modern, chic guest rooms featuring beautiful local Indigenous artistic expressions.

Kwigwatsi Guest House
📍Courtenay
Short-Term Stay | Oceanfront
This newly renovated waterfront Airbnb is located in the heart of Comox Valley. Accommodating up to 4 adults or a family of 6, Kwigwatsi Guest House provides a breathtaking waterfront view as well as the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor patio. Kwigwatsi is ideal for a relaxing family vacation or a quick weekend getaway.

Himwitsa Lodge
📍Tofino
Lodge
Experience Indigenous hospitality at Himwitsa Lodge, proudly owned and operated by the First Nations since 1994. Nestled in Downtown Tofino, this cozy retreat offers convenient access to amenities and shops while boasting stunning sea views. Relax in suites with private entrances, and explore local culture with on-site fish and art stores. Himwitsa Lodge ensures an unforgettable stay with the beach just a 12-minute walk away and top attractions nearby.

Courtyard Nanaimo
📍Nanaimo
Hotel | Business Meetings
The Snuneymuxw First Nation holds the majority ownership of the recently opened Courtyard Nanaimo by Marriott. Conveniently located across the street from the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, the hotel features 172 modern guest rooms and suites along with a bistro and lounge. Guests can enjoy amenities such as their indoor swimming pool & whirlpool, their state-of-the-art fitness centre, and their meeting spaces.

Gordie’s Vacation Rentals
📍Alert Bay
Vacation Rentals | Cottage | Oceanviews
Gordie’s offers two in-house suites, as well as a separate cottage just a block away, all boasting stunning ocean views. The in-house suites offer either one or two beds plus fully equipped kitchens and spacious bathrooms. Upstairs, guests can enjoy dining or watching their favourite game at Gordie’s Restaurant and Lounge. Nearby, Gordie’s The Cottage Cliff Haven on the Bay features a charming deck with beautiful waterfront views. The Cottage offers two beds, a full kitchen, and a bathroom. 

The Cabins at Alert Bay
📍Alert Bay
Cabins | Pet Friendly
The Cabins at Alert Bay, a ‘Namgis First Nation-owned business, is located on the island of Alert Bay, home of the world’s largest totem pole. Step into the embrace of the island’s breathtaking beauty and connect with the essence of nature following a day of exploration. Nestled in a tranquil, secluded environment, each of the 14 cabins has hardwood floors, queen-sized beds, and fully equipped kitchens. Revel in contemporary conveniences like high-speed satellite internet, private verandas, and convenient BBQ facilities. 

Chims Guest House
📍Port Alberni
Guest Houses
Welcome to Chims Guest House, where the spirit of the bear, or čims in Nuu-chah-nulth Barkley dialect, welcomes you. Pronounced “chims,” this cozy retreat offers 5-accommodation options. Nestled in Port Alberni, Chims is just a short 20-minute drive from Sproat Lake, Stamp Falls, Alberni Valley Museum, Victoria Quay, Harbour Quay, and an array of scenic hiking trails. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Vancouver Island while enjoying the comfort and hospitality of Chims Guest House.

Hacas Inn
📍Bamfield
Motel
Situated on one end of the world-famous West Coast Trail, Hacas Inn provides guests with an affordable place to stay during their adventures. The inn offers clean and comfortable rooms along with a DVD library, coin laundry, and freezer rentals.

Upnit Lodge
📍Bamfield
Lodge
Upnit Lodge offers a variety of accommodations and services for every kind of traveler. Fully renovated, the lodge offers amenities for every kind of traveler including private decks, BBQ grills, and laundry facilities. Located in Bamfield, Upnit Lodge is another great choice for hikers either beginning or ending their journey on the West Coast Trail.

Northern British Columbia

Crest Hotel
📍Prince Rupert
Hotel | Oceanfront
The Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert is a stunning waterfront property that boasts picturesque oceanfront views. With its prime location, guests can enjoy breathtaking scenery while dining at the hotel’s three dining options. Operated by the Gitxaała Enterprises Corporation, The Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert offers an ideal location for guests to fully immerse themselves in the surrounding area’s finest attractions.

Skidegate Inlet Retreat
📍Daajing Giids
Vacation Rentals
Experience Haida-owned and operated Skidegate Inlet Retreat. Featuring magnificent vistas, cozy bedding, contemporary decor, and Indigenous artwork, the Retreat provides both convenient access to nearby adventures and tranquil moments of relaxation.

Arctic Divide Lodge
📍Dease Lake
Lodge
Arctic Divide Lodge is proudly Indigenous-citizen-owned & operated (Inuvaluit). Tucked amidst lush woodlands, this laid-back inn and motel boast a convenient location, just a 9-minute stroll from the town centre and 4 km from Dease Lake Airport. The inn comprises five tastefully appointed rooms adorned with forest-themed decor, equipped with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, the motel accommodations include the added amenities of mini-fridges and microwaves.

Vetter Falls Lodge
📍New Aiyansh
Lodge
Vetter Falls Lodge is a cozy B&B-style accommodation, is wholly owned by the Nisg̱a’a Nation. The property boasts full catering services and comprises a main lodge along with a smaller cabin. The main lodge offers four double occupancy rooms, while the cabin includes a loft and two double occupancy rooms. Additionally, guests can enjoy mountain bike and kayak rentals during their stay.

Nass Valley Bed & Breakfast
📍New Aiyansh
Bed & Breakfast
Nass Valley Bed and Breakfast sits on 172 acres amidst the majestic mountains of the Nass Valley, providing abundant outdoor activities. Nature lovers can delight in spotting grizzly and black bears, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and various bird species inhabiting the valley. The bed and breakfast features two cabins with private decks and BBQ facilities, along with inviting guest rooms for a comfortable stay.

Kasiks Wilderness Resort
📍Terrace
Resort
Kasiks Wilderness Resort  provides a variety of cozy lodging options, including four deluxe suites with private bathrooms and six standard rooms with shared facilities. Each accommodation is furnished for comfort. Guests can start their day with a complimentary continental breakfast before embarking on adventures in the nearby trails, parks, and rivers. Whether traveling solo, as a couple, or in a group, Kasiks Wilderness Resort offers an ideal escape.

Fort Nelson Hotel
📍Fort Nelson
The renowned Fort Nelson Hotel  situated conveniently off the Alaska Highway (#97), comprises two buildings. Its guest rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs and mini-refrigerators. Complimentary breakfast and an airport shuttle service are provided for guests’ convenience. Additionally, guests can indulge in the hotel’s well-known restaurant, bar, sauna, and coin-operated laundry facilities.

 

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Shearwater Resort
📍Denny Island (water taxi access from Bella Bella)
Oceanfront | Lodge | Wildlife Tours | Fishing Tours | Moorage
Shearwater Resort is an Indigenous wilderness retreat located in the Great Bear Rainforest. Owned and operated by the Heiltsuk Nation, Shearwater invites guests to experience coastal wildlife, mist-covered rainforests, and vibrant Indigenous culture. Stay in one of their cozy, rustic oceanfront lodge rooms, their floathouse, or one of their three spacious family-sized homes, or enjoy their camping and RV sites. The resort also conveniently features a restaurant serving traditional West Coast cuisine with an Indigenous influence. Be sure to explore the region on one of the resort’s wildlife or fishing tours to make your stay at Shearwater a truly unforgettable experience.

Retasket Lodge
📍Lillooet
Lodge
Retasket Lodge in Lillooet provides cozy accommodations and various amenities, offering a peaceful escape for guests eager to discover the area’s natural splendor. Whether unwinding in the comfortable rooms or venturing outside for outdoor pursuits, Retasket Lodge offers a tranquil retreat for visitors to Lillooet.

Lil’Tem Mountain Hotel
📍Seton Portage
Hotel
Nestled amidst the picturesque scenery of Seton Portage, the Lil’tem’ Mountain Hotel boasts breathtaking mountain views and is bordered by two serene lakes. A scenic 2-hour drive from Pemberton or just over an hour from Lillooet, this hotel offers modern and cozy accommodations. Each room is furnished with a queen-size bed, pull-out sofa bed, complimentary WiFi, cable TV, and convenient kitchenettes, ensuring a delightful and comfortable stay for guests.

Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Gorge Harbour Marina Resort
📍Cortes Island
Lodge | Cottage | Marina
Situated on Cortes Island beside the tranquil waters of Desolation Sound, Gorge Harbour Marina Resort is proudly 100% Indigenous-owned by the Klahoose First Nation. It offers guests a unique fusion of comfort and adventure. Boasting comprehensive marina facilities, a fully stocked general and liquor store, comfortable accommodations, and leisure amenities like a pool and hot tub, Gorge Harbour Marina Resort promises visitors a serene and enjoyable retreat in the heart of nature.

Sasquatch Crossing Eco-Lodge
📍Harrison Mills
Lodge | Bed & Breakfast
Sasquatch Eco-Lodge is an 87 acre property located in a secluded yet easily accessible area in Harrison Mills. The lodge is close to popular tourist spots and adventure opportunities, making it an ideal home base for activities like golfing, ATV riding, kayaking, bird watching, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, paragliding, and sport fishing. Proudly adhering to strong values of land preservation and eco-practices, the lodge invites you to experience the magic of the beautiful lands and waters stewarded by the Sts’ailes people since time immemorial.

 

Looking to have an all-immersive cultural experience combined with stays at Indigenous-owned lodges or resorts? Visit our blog Immersive Indigenous Destinations.