Prior to the establishment of Canada’s oldest incorporated city, Saint John, in New Brunswick, a flourishing Nation existed here already. Discover the timeless wisdom of the First Peoples in Canada and see the world through an Indigenous lens. Hear the fascinating history of the Wolastoqi and Mi’kmaq peoples who lived in harmony with nature along the ‘the beautiful and bountiful river’. Join First Nations Storytellers for an authentic Indigenous experience on land or water that will captivate all ages.
Paddle a kayak and follow the shoreline toward Grand Bay under the setting sun, enjoy a taste of Indigenous cuisine with traditional bannock and smoked sturgeon at a beach-side campfire. Walk with Indigenous storytellers along a historical portage route and hear tales of the First People who thrived in an often-harsh environment. Set sail in a 26-foot Voyageur canoe and take a thrilling paddle through nature enriched by an Indigenous perspective.
Learn more about First Nations Storytellers by visiting them online:Visit Website
First Nations Storytellers11 Loyalist Lane
Saint John, New Brunswick, E2M 4B3
(506) 640-1374 Visit Website
Learn about diverse and living Indigenous cultures
Indigenous culture and heritage are as rich and diverse as the Canadian landscape. Despite years of oppression, Indigenous Peoples are proud to show visitors our vibrant, living history.Learn More
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
Take an important step towards reconciliation
Walk along with us as we share the stories of our resilience and will to survive in the face of the atrocities visited upon us, mostly at the hands of the Government of Canada and church policies. Visit the sites of former “Indian” Residential Schools, where thousands of our Peoples were abused and murdered at the hands of those who were meant to protect them. Hear heartwarming stories of our perseverance despite odds that continue to be stacked against us, and find hope for the future.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.