Experience the wild beauty of British Columbia’s coastal rainforests through the eyes of your First Nations guide as they share their Culture, history and traditions on a half- or full-day tour. See the fastest navigable tidal rapids on earth; view incredible wildlife on the water; roam remote beaches; learn to weave cedar and hear stories from elders. k’awat’si Tours is your connection to Indigenous culture in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Come aboard our Wa’p & Bi’dagwa’nam tour to see the Nakwakto Rapids, learn the history of the Gwa’sala Nakwaxda’xw Nation on these waters and the deep roots of our Ancestors. See wildlife such as eagles, bears, coastal wolves, whales, porpoises and otters and visit a stellar sea lion colony. Book a Cultural group workshop at the Gwa’sala Nakwaxda’xw First Nations-owned Kwa’lilas Hotel and learn traditional cedar weaving, hear Elder’s storytelling or join a guided tour of the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre with a visit to Storey’s Beach. Join our Wa’p & Max’inux scenic boat and wildlife tour spotting whales, porpoises, stellar sea lions and marine birds. Travel with us on the A’wi’nagwitl, K’waxala & U’ligan tour for a day to see San Josef Bay, one of the most beautiful and iconic beaches on the West Coast in Cape Scott Provincial Park, and part of the Tlatlasikwala First Nations traditional territory. Learn its history and explore its beautiful sandy beach and soaring rock stack formations. Look out for resident grey whales and pacific white-sided dolphins.
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Learn about diverse and living Indigenous cultures
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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.