“Located in a remote and rugged corner of the Cariboo region in BC, our Indigenous-owned and operated luxury wilderness resort is renowned for delivering world-class outdoor experiences for adventure seekers of all types. Our ranch-resort comes with rustic, yet refined, touches — all meticulously intertwined with Secwepemc Culture and history.
The word ‘Siwash’ is from Chinook jargon, directly translated from French sauvage it means ‘wild, natural and untamed’, Used as a verb, it describes camping without a tent, which is what local First Nations did for the past five thousand years, travelling lightly through the wilderness around Siwash Lake for exploration, hunting, and gathering. Today, we share those traditions with you: learn the art of fly-fishing; forage for wild plants and learn how to use them for food and medicine; feel the bond between horses and humans; traverse through hidden waters via canoe, and embrace the skill of wilderness survival — just as our Ancestors did.
Connect to our natural world, immerse yourself in a luxury tented safari on the Ridge at Siwash Star Camp™. Drift off to sleep with the gentle hooting of an owl under a canopy of stars, then wake to loon songs echoing from Siwash Lake below. Start your day off right with a leisurely hike to the lodge, then settle on the panoramic sundeck for breakfast with farm-fresh, organic ingredients, harvested on site.
While crafting our world-class eco-resort and luxury guest ranch, our main focus has always
been on striving to be true stewards of the land, to grow with the land, not onto it. Siwash is honoured by National Geographic as a Unique Lodge of the World and for being a world-leader in sustainable tourism.”
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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.