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Explore our blog for unique and authentic stories from BC First Nations and Métis.
Explore our blog for unique and authentic stories from BC First Nations and Métis.
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The Wild Woman of the Woods

First Nations Carver Raymond Shaw chats with fellow artist Andy Everson about the Wild Woman of the Woods mask that he is working on.

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Tools for Carving the Thunderbird

Gordon Dick chats about a Thunderbird mask he is working on with fellow artist Andy Everson.

Andy Everson and Gordon Dick in front of a sun mask.
Artists in Conversation on Culture

Andy Everson and Gordon Dick discuss the differences between Kwakwaka’wakw and Nuu-chah-nulth art.

Beautiful beach front views from Wya Point Resort in Ucluelet, BC.
Unplug and Connect to Nature

Today, eco-tourism has begun to overtake that upscale and iconic hotel market, offering authentic and back-to-nature experiences that are more about filling the soul than emptying your pocketbook.

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A Return to Tradition

Names are important. They help to identify the people, places and things in our world, and for many cultures, the naming of something lends it a certain power and strength.

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Dugout Canoes: A Master Carver

Joe Martin is one of the remaining, rare master carvers, and he is helping bring about a resurgence of canoe culture and carving knowledge to his people.

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Skwachàys Lodge: Portal to the Past

Visitors to BC interested in learning more about our First Nations now have the enticing option of staying in an authentic and entirely Aboriginal-themed hotel.

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Dugout Canoes: A Family Affair

Learn about the significance of dugout canoes for the Tla-o-qui-aht people and listen to a traditional paddling song.

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The Joy of Knowledge Shared

T’ui’tanat’s enthusiasm for sharing her First Nations culture is infectious as she talks about huckleberries on a recent tour.

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Take a trip you’ll never forget and turn your BC discoveries into an Aboriginal journey.

The perfect British Columbia vacation isn’t complete until you experience the true spirit of the land and meet its thriving First Nations people. Connect with BC’s authentic Aboriginal culture next time you visit by living, learning and sharing in the heart and soul of our history. Discover a traditional Aboriginal village, learn an ancient art form or rejuvenate through spiritual healing.

Places To Go

Things To Do

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

This region, which takes part of its name from the indigenous peoples that live here, spans latitudinally across the lower middle of the province, from the fjord-like coastline through lush rainforests to arid mountain peaks, deep canyons and the mighty Fraser River.

Kootenay Rockies

Located in the southeastern corner of the province, the Kootenay Rockies region of BC embraces five different mountain ranges, including the western ranges of the Canadian Rockies, creating breathtaking vistas and river valleys and providing a world-class outdoor playground.

Northern British Columbia

Northern BC comprises more than half the entire province. At approximately 500,000 square kilometres, it is larger than California or Japan and twice the size of the United Kingdom. Much of the area is preserved and protected by a world-class system of provincial parks and nature reserves.

Thompson Okanagan

The Thompson Okanagan region of BC has semi-arid deserts, vast wilderness parks, and some of the most fertile farmland in the province. There are mountains, meadows, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, rolling hills, and thick forests.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

This is the most populated region of the province of BC, Canada, with stunning geography ranging from oceans to mountains, and includes temperate rainforests, alpine peaks, lakes, fjords and fertile valley delta lands.

Vancouver Island

The largest island off the Pacific Coast of continental North America, Vancouver Island is nine times larger than Long Island, New York, and larger than many European and Asian countries.

Accommodation, Golf & Spas

From tranquil surroundings to scenic views, rest and rejuvenate at one of the First Nations operated BC resorts and hotels.

Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in the living traditions of British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples, and experience authentic music and dance, food, arts, stories and fascinating cultural artifacts.

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Authentic Aboriginal

Authentic Aboriginal assists in identifying tourism operators who provide high quality experiences for visitors while respecting cultural content and directly supporting Aboriginal communities.

Food & Wine

Experience the culinary delights of Aboriginal chefs trained to prepare both traditional foods by methods handed down by uncounted generations, as well as thoroughly modern creations inspired by their heritage and culture.

Outdoor Adventures

Explore Aboriginal outdoor adventures by sea and by land. Experience BC wildlife and bear tours, or enjoy whale watching and kayaking.

Wildlife Tours

Discover Mother Nature’s majesty and be inspired and awed by memorable and one-of-a-kind wildlife viewing tours, activities and excursions that hold spiritual significance for British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples.

Places To Go

Things To Do

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

This region, which takes part of its name from the indigenous peoples that live here, spans latitudinally across the lower middle of the province, from the fjord-like coastline through lush rainforests to arid mountain peaks, deep canyons and the mighty Fraser River.

Kootenay Rockies

Located in the southeastern corner of the province, the Kootenay Rockies region of BC embraces five different mountain ranges, including the western ranges of the Canadian Rockies, creating breathtaking vistas and river valleys and providing a world-class outdoor playground.

Northern British Columbia

Northern BC comprises more than half the entire province. At approximately 500,000 square kilometres, it is larger than California or Japan and twice the size of the United Kingdom. Much of the area is preserved and protected by a world-class system of provincial parks and nature reserves.

Thompson Okanagan

The Thompson Okanagan region of BC has semi-arid deserts, vast wilderness parks, and some of the most fertile farmland in the province. There are mountains, meadows, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, rolling hills, and thick forests.

Vancouver Coast & Mountains

This is the most populated region of the province of BC, Canada, with stunning geography ranging from oceans to mountains, and includes temperate rainforests, alpine peaks, lakes, fjords and fertile valley delta lands.

Vancouver Island

The largest island off the Pacific Coast of continental North America, Vancouver Island is nine times larger than Long Island, New York, and larger than many European and Asian countries.

Accommodation, Golf & Spas

From tranquil surroundings to scenic views, rest and rejuvenate at one of the First Nations operated BC resorts and hotels.

Arts & Culture

Immerse yourself in the living traditions of British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples, and experience authentic music and dance, food, arts, stories and fascinating cultural artifacts.

Authentic Aboriginal
Authentic Aboriginal

Authentic Aboriginal assists in identifying tourism operators who provide high quality experiences for visitors while respecting cultural content and directly supporting Aboriginal communities.

Food & Wine

Experience the culinary delights of Aboriginal chefs trained to prepare both traditional foods by methods handed down by uncounted generations, as well as thoroughly modern creations inspired by their heritage and culture.

Outdoor Adventures

Explore Aboriginal outdoor adventures by sea and by land. Experience BC wildlife and bear tours, or enjoy whale watching and kayaking.

Wildlife Tours

Discover Mother Nature’s majesty and be inspired and awed by memorable and one-of-a-kind wildlife viewing tours, activities and excursions that hold spiritual significance for British Columbia’s Aboriginal peoples.


Trip Ideas

Calgary to Vancouver via Invermere and Kamloops

Travel from Calgary to Vancouver Rent a car/RV in Calgary. Leaving Calgary, travel by car west on the Trans-Canada Highway towards Banff and then south-west to Radium Hot Springs. From here, travel along the Settler’s Road into 100 acres of ...

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Vancouver to Sunshine Coast

Discover the majestic forests, mountains and shoreline of the Sunshine Coast The Sunshine Coast stretches along the shores of the Strait of Georgia from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound on Vancouver Island, and is home to the Squamish ...

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Vancouver to Prince Rupert

Discover the myriad of culture and wildlife across BC Take the journey of a lifetime and travel from city to island to the northern shores of BC. Experience a wide range of environments and landscapes that lend themselves to every recreational ...

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Vancouver to Lillooet

Take in the incredible Coast Mountains on a road trip to Lillooet The town of Lillooet, home to the St’át’imc First Nations, is set against the stunning backdrop of the coast mountains, with terrain that is great for a variety of ...

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Explore Vancouver Island’s outdoor adventures and living history

Intro: Vancouver Island offers a wide range of recreational activities and cultural experiences. Wildlife watching expeditions, kayaking, surfing, and mountain biking trails make the region a perfect getaway for the outdoors enthusiast, while ...

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Vancouver to Haida Gwaii

Sample the breathtaking beauty of Haida Gwaii Haida Gwaii is a series of remote islands at the most westerly point of Northern BC. Miles of beaches, a meandering river hugging lush forests, an abundance of hiking trails and many quaint artisan ...

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Calgary to Vancouver via Fernie and Osoyoos

Calgary to Vancouver via Fernie, Cranbrook, Osoyoos, Chilliwack.

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Totem Pole carving by Christian White

> Haida Heritage Centre at Ḵay Llnagaay