Learn about the history and cultural significance of Potlatches with Tourism Coordinator Sara Fulla at the U’mista Cultural Centre as well as the artistic practices of cedar weaving, song and dance. Enjoy stories about harvesting traditional foods, wildlife, petroglyphs and much more with Guide Sierra Hall at Spirit Bear Lodge.
About the Workshop:
Join this National Indigenous History Month workshop to immerse yourself in authentic Indigenous arts & culture in British Columbia. Join Indigenous Tourism BC for an inspiring arts & culture workshop in celebration of National Indigenous History Month. In partnership with Destination BC and sponsored by Daily Hive, you will learn from Indigenous cultural ambassadors as they share their language, art and connection to the land in order to preserve the wealth of culture, from an Indigenous perspective.
U’mista Cultural Centre | Alert Bay
Travel virtually to the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC with Sara Fulla, where you’ll learn about the history and cultural significance of Potlatches as well as artistic practices, including cedar weaving, song and dance.
For your next trip to Alert Bay, be sure to visit the U’mista Cultural Centre and Gift Shop. Plan your cultural tour & experiences online by visiting https://www.umista.ca.
The U’mista Cultural Centre is currently open from Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm to Canadian residents. Visit their website to learn more!
Spirit Bear Lodge | Klemtu
Viewers will then be transported to the remote Great Bear Rainforest in Klemtu, BC where they will meet Sierra Hall at Spirit Bear Lodge. From harvesting traditional foods and wildlife watching to viewing petroglyphs and historical tours, Spirit Bear Lodge fosters deep connections to place and land. Learn about the many ways you can help protect and contribute to the revitalization of Indigenous culture that keeps over 204 Indigenous communities and more than 30 Indigenous languages alive in British Columbia’s diverse and beautiful regions.
Book now and travel later to the breathtaking Spirit Bear Lodge. All-inclusive packages are bookable online and include authentic Indigenous experiences, such as cultural tours, kayaking trips, bear and whale watching. For more information and to reserve, visit https://www.spiritbear.com/experiences/fill-and-thrill.html.
Spirit Bear Lodge will reopen to Canadian residents in 2022.