Watch and Learn – Celebrating Living Indigenous Arts and Culture

To celebrate National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, Indigenous Tourism BC hosted a series of free immersive and educational virtual workshops anchored by themes of food and beverage, arts and culture, and wellness.

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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. 

Celebrating Living Indigenous Arts and Culture with U'mista Cultural Centre and 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

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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

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Spirit Bear Lodge will reopen to Canadian residents in 2022.