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Indigenous guides can lead you on lesser travelled paths to places of historical and cultural significance.

Indigenous communities in British Columbia share some of these significant places with the public and offer valuable opportunities for visitors to witness the endurance of ancient cultures. Active ancient fishing sites and petroglyphs are hidden in the forest along the Fraser River; historic villages and towering totem poles remain on northern coasts.

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Newcastle Island

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Vancouver Island

Nanaimo

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Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios, Attractions, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres, Gift Shops

Indigenous Culture, Art Galleries and Studios, Attractions, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres, Gift Shops

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is a three-storey, 30,400-square foot award-winning First Nations tourism facility. Guests are offered a guided tour from a local First Nation cultural ambassador who share their knowledge and stories while visiting the many displays and artifacts on display. Guests enjoy a cultural performance of drums and song as well as the chance to learn, hands-on, an indigenous craft. The facility is designed to evoke a traditional Squamish longhouse and a Lil'wat Istken (pit house) and is surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Designed to preserve and renew local First Nations' cultures and to share these living cultures with the world; the experience includes Class A museum space to house rare artifacts, a gift gallery, a cafe and an 80 seat HD theatre.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Whistler

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Musqueam Cultural Centre

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

The Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre and Museum features historical objects, contemporary art and a place to share Musqueam history and culture through song, stories, tours and activities. General admission $5. Guided group tours of the land and museum $300 (by appointment) – land tours include the Chinese Market Gardens and the special relationship between the Chinese and Musqueam.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver

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Xatsull Heritage Village

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

The Xatsull community invites you to visit and experience our spiritual, cultural and traditional way of life. We offer daily guided tours and cultural workshops where you take part in a variety of educational and recreational activities. We are situated on a sunny plateau overlooking the Fraser River. Meet our friendly, knowledgeable guides who will take you on a memorable journey through the history of the Northern Secwepemc people. Learn to cook a traditional meal, listen to stories around an open fire and fall asleep to the beautiful sound of the Fraser River in the distance.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

McLeese Lake

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Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Through the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay we celebrate the living culture of the Haida. Through our language, art and stories we share our relationship with the land and sea that which shapes, nourishes and sustains us. Kay Llnagaay protects and fosters Haida culture by reaffirming our traditions and beliefs, encouraging artistic expression, and serving as a keeper of all that we are. Kay Llnagaay is a place for the Haida voice to be heard. The Haida Gwaii Museum opened in 1976 and continues to build an international reputation for showcasing Haida historical and contemporary art, All-Island artists and an outstanding collection of objects, artifacts and scientific material culture. The Museum is committed to encouraging and facilitating creative dialogue and exploring a more holistic and critical view of the multiple and diverse ways of understanding Haida Gwaii — home to one of the most prominent Northwest Coast First Nations cultures (Haida), and rich ecosystems in Canada.

Northern British Columbia

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

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Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Indigenous Culture, Museums, Heritage Sites, & Cultural Centres

Vancouver Island

Quadra Island

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