TaJoin Fishwheel Charter Services on a journey through time along the Yukon River; back to before the Gold Rush disrupted the peaceful life of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation, who lived in harmony with the land around what is now Dawson City. Year-round, as the only First Nation Tour company in the Dawson City region, FWCS offers immersive day tours discovering the stories, history and traditions of the Hän People with your experienced local guide, Tommy Taylor. The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Nation were hunters and gathers of the land and water; they knew the gold was there but had no use for it—as they say: if it didn’t feed you or keep you warm it was useless. Throughout summer enjoy a river boat excursion past the village of Moosehide, on to Fort Reliance, a fur trading and mining post established in 1874, before enjoying tea and bannock at Dog Island at Tommy’s family fish camp. In winter hop on board a snowmobile to explore the beauty and stillness of traditional Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in territory and learn more about how First Nations People survived and thrived in harsh conditions and why we were dependent on our sled dogs! ke a trip on the Yukon River with Han First Nations guide, Tommy Taylor for a summer boat excursion, or winter trip under the northern lights. Hear stories of the Han who lived in harmony with the land; visit the heritage Moosehide village, see working fishwheels and rustic cabins; hear tales of the Klondike Gold Rush.
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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.