Authentic Aboriginal Cultural Experiences
The Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Authenticity program provides visitors with a way to find BC Aboriginal tourism experiences that are delivered by Aboriginal people in a true and respectful manner.
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (AtBC) launched the Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Authenticity program to promote and recognize excellence in the BC Aboriginal tourism industry. BC Aboriginal owned or controlled tourism operators voluntarily apply to AtBC for Authenticity accreditation by completing an application and submitting to a secret shopper site inspection. The approved operators have satisfied criteria that indicate that they are sharing appropriate and respectful Aboriginal culture content that offers visitors interaction with Aboriginal people.
Authentic Aboriginal Experiences
'Ksan is a cultural interpretive centre approximately 180 miles east of Prince Rupert, dedicated to demonstrating and showcasing the richness of Gitxsan culture and heritage.
Offering safe and professonal river tours on the Fraser River, including beautiful scenery and wildlife and Aboriginal early explorer and gold rush history, for 10 years.
A multi-faceted gallery where guests can explore traditional, local art forms and book cultural tours, including a canoe paddle, traditional salmon barbeque, cedar weaving and Nusa storytelling.
Located on the ancient seaside village site, this award-winning Aboriginal cultural tourism oceanfront complex attracts visitors to join in celebrating the unique culture, art and history of the Haida.
Discover wildlife and nature, enjoy exciting adventures, learn knowledge and skills along tours and trails, taste traditional foods and rejuvenate yourself through spiritual healing and Haisla hospitality.
I-Hos Gallery presents a collection of traditional and contemporary Northwest coast artwork, including masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings and more produced by First Nations artists.
Specializing in original Native artwork from British Columbia; masks, gold and silver jewellery, prints, wood carvings, textiles and clothing are displayed in a distinctive long-house style building.
Discover the fascinating stories of Canada’s only desert and share in the rich living culture of the Okanagan First Nations people during an experience focusing on the the unique aspects of their traditional territory.
The Quaaout Lodge, overlooking over 1800 feet of beachfront in Shuswap Region of BC, was renovated in 2010 and features 70 beautifully decorated guestrooms, a Conference Centre, Spa & 18-hole Golf Course.
Spirit Bear Lodge is situated in the small, remote Kitasoo/Xai'xais fishing village Klemtu. Located 280 nautical miles north of Vancouver, Klemtu is truly in the heart of the rainforest.
The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, in Whistler, showcases the art and heritage of the Squamish and Lil'wat aboriginal people. The Centre features a museum, modern gallery, craft activities, gift shop, café, and theatre.
This First Nation-owned 4.5-star hotel features elegant accommodation, gourmet dining, world-class golf, a cultural interpretive centre and a western-themed casino nestled between the Purcell and Rocky mountains.
Tsa-Kwa-Luten ("Saw-kwa-loo-tan") Lodge is a magical place where legends live in a land of salmon, eagles, killer whales, soaring mountain peaks, swirling tidal waters and lush evergreen forests.
The Xat'sull community invites you to visit and experience our spiritual, cultural and traditional way of life in an inclusive learning atmosphere.
Visitors will be guided along the traditional fishing grounds of the St'at'imc People. The fishing grounds are still used by many members today and are managed by the Xwisten (Bridge River) community.