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 downtown Vancouver to remote Haida Gwaii, 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.

*Last updated July 2023. Accommodations are listed by region; and then in no particular order.


Kootenay Rockies

St Eugene Resort
St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino is situated along the St. Mary’s River, between the Rockies and Purcell Mountain. Proudly Indigenous-owned, the resort offers 125 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites, championship golf, a casino, and Indigenous-inspired dining, 

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
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
Located on the serene sandy shores of Tofino on Vancouver Island, Tin Wis Resort welcomes travelers seeking a tranquil oceanfront retreat. The hotel is situated by the serene waters of Mackenzie Beach, offering the exceptional comfort, quality, and care of a renowned hospitality leader, upheld by globally enforced service standards. With unparalleled corporate rewards, cultural connections, and the Pacific Rim’s largest island events center, Tin Wis ensures a restful, peaceful, and productive stay.

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
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.

Courtyard Nanaimo
📍 Nanaimo
Hotel | Casino | Business Meetings
The Snuneymuxw First Nation holds the majority ownership of the recently opened The Courtyard Nanaimo by Marriott. This hotel offers 172 modern rooms and suites conveniently located in Downtown Nanaimo. Guests can enjoy dining at the hotel’s bistro and lounge as well as amenities like an indoor swimming pool & whirlpool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and meeting space with business pods.

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
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. Each of the 14 cabins features hardwood floors, electric fireplaces, comfortable furniture, queen beds, and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy coming back to modern amenities such as high-speed satellite internet, cable TV, private verandas, and BBQ facilities after a full day of exploring.

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
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
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. Owned by the Gitxaała Enterprises Corporation, The Crest Hotel is the perfect Prince Rupert hotel as it is ideally situated so you can experience the best of the surrounding area.

Skidegate Inlet Retreat
📍Daajing Giids
Vacation Rentals
Experience Haida-owned and operated Skidegate Inlet Retreat. With stellar views, comfortable beds, modern designs, and Indigenous artwork, the Retreat offers exploration right from the doorstep as well as peaceful relaxation.

Arctic Divide Lodge
📍 Dease Lake
Arctic Divide Lodge is proudly Indigenous-citizen-owned & operated (Inuvaluit). Nestled in a wooded area, this relaxed inn and motel is conveniently located a 9 minute walk away from the town center and 4 km from the Dease Lake Airport. The inn offers five tastefully decorated rooms featuring forest-themed decor, satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. The motel rooms offer the addition of minifridges and microwaves. 

Vetter Falls Lodge
📍New Aiyansh
Vetter Falls Lodge is a comfortable and well-appointed B&B-style accommodation wholly owned by the Nisg̱a’a Nation. Full catering services are available. The property features a main lodge and one smaller cabin. Four double occupancy rooms are available in the main lodge; the cabin has a loft and two double occupancy rooms. Mountain bike and kayak rentals are available.

Nass Valley Bed & Breakfast
📍New Aiyansh
Bed & Breakfast
Nass Valley Bed and Breakfast is located on 172 acres amongst the mountains of the Nass Valley and offers plenty of outdoor experiences. Nature enthusiasts may enjoy sightings of grizzly and black bears, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and an array of bird species that call the valley their home. Nass Valley Bed and Breakfast offers two cabins with private decks and BBQs as well as cozy guest rooms.

Kasiks Wilderness Resort
Kasiks Wilderness Resort offers a range of comfortable accommodations including 4 deluxe suites boasting private bathrooms and 6 standard rooms with shared bathrooms. Each room provides comfortable furnishings. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast before exploring the nearby trails, parks, and rivers. Kasiks Wilderness Resort offers the perfect retreat for groups, couples, or solo travelers.

Fort Nelson Hotel
📍Fort Nelson
The legendary Fort Nelson Hotel is a casual hotel just off the Alaska Highway (#97) set in two buildings. The hotel guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs and minifridges. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast as well as a convenient airport shuttle. Guests can enjoy the popular hotel restaurant, bar, sauna, and coin-operated laundry.


Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Retasket Lodge
Retasket Lodge in Lillooet offers comfortable accommodations and a range of amenities, it provides a tranquil retreat for guests looking to explore the natural beauty of the area. Whether relaxing in the cozy rooms or venturing out to enjoy outdoor activities, the Retasket Lodge offers a serene getaway for visitors to Lillooet.

Lil’Tem Mountain Hotel
📍Seton Portage
Surrounded by two lakes and offering stunning mountain views, The Lil’tem’ Mountain Hotel is located in Seton Portage, a scenic 2-hour drive from Pemberton or a little over an hour from Lillooet. The hotel offers comfortable and modern rooms equipped with a queen size bed, pull-out sofa bed, free WiFi, cable TV, and kitchenettes to ensure a comfortable stay. 

Vancouver Coast and Mountains

Skwachàys Lodge
Skwachàys Lodge is the first Indigenous art hotel in Canada. The socially responsible accommodation and gallery showcase Indigenous art and culture. The hotel and gallery create a space for learning and relationship building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures through art and hospitality, fostering a space for cultural exchange and connection between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through art and hospitality. With 18 artistically designed rooms, each unit features stunning art installations crafted by renowned Indigenous artists in collaboration with top hotel designers from Vancouver, creating an immersive and visually captivating experience for guests.

Gyemsax Air BnB
Short Term Stay
Welcome to Gyemsax. In the Tsimshian language of Smalgyax this translates to Feel at Home. Gymesax is available not only to host you but to give you an Indigenous experience. The suite offers two bedrooms along with a soundproof office, free WiFi, laundry, fridge, and a microwave.


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