Watch and Learn – Honouring Wellness

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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Restore your spirit through an exploration of Indigenous wellness rituals with Owner/Operator of Moccasin Trails, Greg Hopf and Manager of Takaya Tours, Dennis Thomas.

Honouring Wellness with Moccasin Trails and Takaya Tours

About the Workshop:

Join this National Indigenous History Month virtual workshop to immerse yourself in authentic Indigenous wellness rituals Join Indigenous Tourism BC for an interactive wellness workshop in celebration of National Indigenous History Month.

In partnership with Destination BC and sponsored by Daily Hive, we invite you to restore your spirit through a guided exploration of authentic Indigenous wellness rituals. Lifetimes of living in close relationship to the land have gifted Indigenous people with a natural sense of integrity between vivid sensory experiences and deep healing spaces.

Moccasin Trails | Kamloops/Kelowna 

To begin the workshop, Greg Hopf, Owner / Operator of the Okanagan’s Moccasin Trails, will guide viewers through a spiritual smudging ceremony. Viewers will have the opportunity to learn about the colonization of Indigenous wellness practices, including the use of sage, and how we collectively can educate ourselves and pay respect to the origins of these customs.

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Moccasin Trails is open by reservation only. Book online here.

Takaya Tours | North Vancouver 

Viewers will then meet Dennis Thomas of Takaya Tours, a premier Indigenous owned eco-tourism venture in Vancouver, BC. Indigenous peoples have travelled the land and waters of traditional territory for thousands of years, and Dennis will share his ancestral knowledge, fostering an appreciation for wilderness and authentic Indigenous culture. Learn how nature and sustainability through an Indigenous worldview contribute to social wellbeing and shift how we go about our daily lives for a better future. Enjoy a glimpse into Takaya Tours’ unforgettable canoe and kayak journeys across waters and explore ancient village sites through the Burrard Inlet and beautiful Indian Arm.

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Takaya Tours is open for kayak, stand up paddle board rentals and lessons Monday – Sunday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.