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Time spent in the wilderness is never wasted. For Indigenous peoples, activities on the land are opportunities to share stories, collect food and medicine, and receive the beautiful return from creation.

Indigenous communities in BC share the beauty of their traditional territories in new ways. The experience of being on the land now includes groomed golf courses throughout British Columbia and boat rides on rivers and ocean.

Nature-based learning in the expansive Rockies, guided walking tours in what is now downtown Vancouver, and cultural sharing on the pristine beaches and forested coastlines of the Pacific Northwest provide opportunities to relax and transform your vacation into a fascinating adventure.

Lakeshore Resort and Campground, Kootenay-Rockies
Xwisten Experience Tours

Outdoor Adventure Experience Providers

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Big Bar Guest Ranch

horseback riding & ranches, paddling, fishing, indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges

horseback riding & ranches, paddling, fishing, indigenous culture, resorts & wilderness lodges

Big Bar Guest Ranch is proudly owned by Stswecemc Xgattem First Nation (SXFN), a community located in a semi-remote area on the the Fraser River, approximately 85 kilometers southwest of Williams Lake. Once two distinct bands, Canoe Creek (Stswecemc) and Dog Creek (Xgattem), our two Secwepemc communities joined together in the late 1800s. We honour our separate histories and our coming together. In the 1860s, more than 10,000 people traversed the Caribou Wagon Roadin search of a new life, land to raise cattle, or a gold strike. Harry Marriott, an immigrant from England, started working for the notorious Gang Ranch, one the largest ranch in Canada. Marriot acquired smaller ranches and land parcels, eventually consolidating them into the O.K Ranching Company, with access over 200,000 acres of cattle country and wilderness. Marriott partnered with his friend and Vancouver banker, George S Harrison and sectioned off 100 acres of their mutual land acquisition for his personal use. This was the beginning of Big Bar Guest Ranch. Much is unchanged since the Harrison family used Big Bar Ranch as their family retreat. The original family home, "The Harrison House", built in 1936 with logs and stone hewn and selected from the property, continues to provide a cozy retreat for guests on holiday relaxing in the great room in front of the fire place, or playing a cowboy song on the guitar in the music room. Big Bar guests have access to the original acreage of the OK Cattle Company, and can venture out across unspoiled pasture lands and forests. What has changed is that Big Bar Guest Ranch is now a part of our shared community vision of becoming an economically and politically self-sustaining community living Secwepemc culture, language, and traditions in a healthy and safe environment. Stswecemc Xgattem First Nation invites you to Big Bar Guest Ranch to experience the dramatic landscape of traditional SXFN Territory: interlocking valleys and plateaus, situated between bold and snow topped mountain ranges. It is our honour to share history as the original inhabitants of this land and welcome you to life on the ranch.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Jesmond

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NK'MIP Canyon Desert Golf Course

golf

golf

Thompson Okanagan

Oliver

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Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort

golf, spas & wellness, indigenous culture, hotels

golf, spas & wellness, indigenous culture, hotels

Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort, the pride of the Little Shuswap Lake Band, is situated on the north shore of Little Shuswap Lake. Located midway between Vancouver & Calgary the Resort is located just minutes off the Trans Canada Highway, a 45 minute drive east from Kamloops, or a scenic 2 hour drive north from Kelowna International Airport. The Lodge's guest rooms underwent a major renovation in 2019, which included re-designing all hotel guest rooms. The Lodge is open for reservations daily, taking bookings for individual travelers, banquets, weddings, groups, meetings, and golf. Guest amenities at the Resort include: * 1800 feet of sandy beach * Indoor swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room * 18 hole championship Talking Rock Golf Course * Conference Centre for meetings, seminars & banquets *authentic indigenous gourmet meals and indigenous interpretive areas including a winter home and a traditional sweat lodge * Jack Sams Restaurant * Le7Ke Day Spa * Activities in the Resort area include swimming, boating, biking, golf, fishing, hiking, and just relaxing on the beachWhitewater rafting, Zip-lines, Wine Tasting, and other adventures are also nearby. In winter the Shuswap welcomes snowmobilers, Nordic skiers, snowshoe explorers, and ice fishing enthusiasts.

Thompson Okanagan

Chase

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Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort

paddling, fishing, horseback riding & ranches, resorts & wilderness lodges, hiking

paddling, fishing, horseback riding & ranches, resorts & wilderness lodges, hiking

Escape to this 5-star, all-inclusive wilderness resort and luxury guest ranch in the rugged heartland of British Columbia. Siwash Lake is an intimate and ultra private hideaway for adventurous families and couples who seek meaningful, impactful travel and the finer things in life. This National Geographic honoured lodge is renowned for its extraordinary eco adventures in an enchanting setting amid Nature. Horseback ride to your heart's desire, fly fish for trout in wild lakes and streams, sleep under the softest linens and dine on exquisite home-grown organic cuisine. Other wilderness adventures include 3D all terrain archery, luxury star gazing, hiking, biking, glamping, sport clay shooting, kayaking, SUPing and so much more. Siwash Lake is Canada's top eco-friendly luxury destination according to the Globe & Mail, a proud member of the Magnificent 7 Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada, featured in Forbes, and ranked among the ten best guest ranches in North America by USA Today. Regenerative travel at its finest!

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

70 Mile House

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St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

golf, hotels, indigenous culture

golf, hotels, indigenous culture

Framed by the Rockies, the Purcells and the famous St Mary River, the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino is a spectacular destination for getaways, vacations, conferences, retreats and weddings. The resort is located 10 minutes from Cranbrook, 5 minutes from the Cranbrook Rockies International Airport and 20 minutes from the picturesque town of Kimberley. Within its historic walls and the connecting Lodge are beautifully appointed, elegant guestrooms and conference facilities. Within the Resort lies the Interpretive Centre, operated by The Ktunaxa Nation Council. Daily tours allow guests to learn more about the buildings fascinating history, people, and culture found only in this part of the world. St. Eugene offers a wealth of culinary experiences to please the palate and delight the senses of each guest. With 4 spectacular onsite food and beverage choices including informal fine dining in Numa, overlooking the sun-drenched deck and golf course. Or wind down with a glass of wine at our refined cozy Numa Lounge. For individuals looking for a more relaxed setting, simply enjoy the 19th Hole Bar & Grill, located at the St. Eugene Golf Course. Also on site is the newly renovated Casino of the Rockies The bold, nature-based design concept pays homage to the Ktunaxa First Nations connection to the earth, and highlights flora and fauna native to the mountains and foothills in our backyard. The all-new, full-service restaurant Kisuk kiki (key-seeouk- keekit) is a dining experience all its own. The new restaurant features small plates & appetizers, entrees and a full bar including craft cocktails. Or take in the excitement with tapas and a game of billiards in the Casino Lounge. With 224 slot machines, 10 table games and delicatessen style dining makes this casino a landmark of its own. Our 18-hole, Les Furber-designed Golf Course was named "one of Canadas top new courses" by Golf Digest Magazine. The pristine fairways and white sand bunkers wind their way through several different environments, creating a unique combination of links, forests and a spectacular views of the St. Mary River. Our fitness centre features a fully equipped gym, steam room, sauna, a heated pool and two hot tubs. Now located onsite is the St. Eugene KOA RV Park. Located right along the St. Mary's river and only a short walk to the hotel and casino. Guests can enjoy the added amenities the hotel and RV Park have to offer.

Kootenay Rockies

Saint Eugene Mission

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Outer Coast Outfitters

snowshoeing, sightseeing, paddling, boating, indigenous culture

snowshoeing, sightseeing, paddling, boating, indigenous culture

Outer Coast Outfitters is an outdoor adventure company based in Prince Rupert, connecting you to the North Coast! We have snowshoe rental packages available for adults, youth and children as well as tandem, solo and 4-seater canoe rentals all year round! We offer doorstep delivery, basic instruction, trip planning and pick-up on your schedule. We also offer guided hikes, canoe trips on the lakes or ocean and custom speedboat tours. Guided trips are the best way to see the local area in a personalized way without all the prep, research and gear; we handle that stuff! We also do outdoor education, so we can add a lesson to your canoe rental, offer lake and ocean canoe courses and outdoor skills instruction to meet your needs. Talk to us about designing the outdoor adventure you've been dreaming of!

Northern British Columbia

Prince Rupert

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