The word “Klahowya” means welcome, and each summer Aboriginal people from across British Columbia come together to build Klahowya Village in Stanley Park to welcome visitors from around the world, and share authentic Aboriginal experiences, traditions and culture.
The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park is now closed for the season. Check our Facebook Page for updates on our plans for next summer.
Set in the heart of Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park, Klahowya Village immerses visitors in British Columbia’s fascinating and thriving Aboriginal cultures. Travel through the forest on the Spirit Catcher miniature train, watch cultural performances, shop the Artisan Marketplace, and much more.
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The 2013 theme for Klahowya Village in Stanley Park was the Kitasoo/Xai'Xais legend of the Spirit Bear.
Spirit Catcher Miniature Train
Travel through the lush forest of Stanley Park on the Spirit Catcher miniature train and learn an Aboriginal legend. The story is acted out live by Aboriginal youth in outfits themed with the legends of the animals.
Visit the Artisan Marketplace and Métis Trading Post for handcrafted and authentic First Nations and Métis jewelry and art that make perfect souvenirs of your experiences at Klahowya Village. On weekends, watch the artisans as they give live demonstrations of their timeworn crafts.
Monday to Thursday our staff will share songs and dances from their Nation. Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and holiday Mondays) we feature special perfomances by some of BC's finest First Nations and Métis groups. Come down and listen to the voices of our past - and our future.
Looking for a fun and educational activity for your family? Our cedar bracelet weaving workshop is a perfect way to engage your kids in a hands-on cultural experience! Every participant walks away with their very own hand-crafted cedar bracelet.
Group tours are led by a cultural tour guide and begin with a traditional welcome song and introduction. From there, learn about traditional foods, medicine, mythology and music on a guided tour. You'll also get to try your hand at traditional crafts, see a live cultural performance and sample Aboriginal cuisine. Tours are designed for groups of 20 or more and can customized for any group. More info.
Klahowya Village is located right at the miniature train plaza in Vancouver’s Stanley Park – just north of the Stanley Park Pavilion and west of the Vancouver Aquarium.
Parking is available just outside the west entrance of Klahowya Village.
Please note that all parking in Stanley Park is pay parking.
If you are traveling by public transportation, the #19 bus ends it route right at the west entrance to Klahowya Village.