First Nations and Culture

Canada’s First Nations culture and the heritage of the people who make our country so unique can be explored anywhere you’re travelling in Canada’s west. Stay at lodges run by First Nations communities who will happily share their oral history, their food, music, dance and art. Festivals like the Kamloopa PowWow will leave you wondering why you haven’t been to one before, while a visit to the sacred lands of the Haida G’waii will leave you entranced.

First Nations
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North of the Sea to Sky awaits the Road Less Travelled

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There is a road trip waiting North of the Sea to Sky Highway and it’s not only going to take you on...

The Colours of naaʔuu : Ivy Cargill-Martin Profile

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Meet Ivy Cargill-Martin, the Tla-o-qui-aht multidisciplinary artist, as well as the art director of...

naaʔuu feast puts traditional Tla-o-qui-aht food on culinary map

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Roberta Tom is on a mission. You may know other world cuisines, but Tom wants to introduce the...

Tseshaht, Hupačasath First Nations share heritage, re-ignite traditions

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Get to know the culture of the Tseshaht and Hupačasath First Nations, whose time in the Alberni...

Shoot for the stars, find Zen at Tsawaak

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Stay at Tsawaak RV Park and Campground on Tla-o-qui-aht Nation homelands (just five minutes from...

Your Chance to Turn Tofino Tides

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Oceanfront at Tla-o-qui-aht’s Tin Wis Resort, your stay is within one of the planet's most diverse...

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Hike, soak at Hot Springs Cove Vancouver Island with Ahous Adventures

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Ahousaht First Nation launches Indigenous-owned and operated adventure tour outfitter guiding whale-...

GET WILD ABOUT WOLVES WITH KiiX̣IN TOURS

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For my people, The Huu-ay-aht, our relationship with the wolf is as old as time. This year on our...

Take ʔiisaak pledge to guide respectful travel on Vancouver Island

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As a young girl living in Tofino, BC, within Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation homelands, Maria Clark...

Paddle Secret Beach, connect to Toquaht culture

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It’s a beautiful evening looking out onto a water so green you’d think you were in the Caribbean...

Grande Prairie Indigenous culture Paul Lavoie ZenSeekers

tawâw, to experience Grande Prairie Indigenous cultures

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Situated on Treaty 8 territory—home to the Tsattine River People or Dane-zaa (Beaver People)...

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This National Indigenous Peoples Day, meet and support Indigenous makers

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To commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day this June, join us on a virtual journey, east to west...

Experience Kiix̣in, a west coast First Nations “dream come true”

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When Wišqiimit’i was given the role of "speaker" for Huu-ay-aht First Nations, it came with a...

Five ways to participate in National Indigenous History month in Canada

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As we enter National Indigenous History Month in Canada this June 2023, questions still remain for...

Road trip the Vancouver Island coastal route

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Follow the winding island roads through Nuu-chah-nulth Homelands (the collective of 14 island-based...

Four soulful Vernon experiences with syilx connections

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Viewpoints are sacred spaces for the syilx people. “This is where ceremonies are held that remind...

Tofino BC Wickaninnish Board Walk 2 Jaiden George ZenSeekers

Fill your cup in Tofino this spring

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Spring in Tofino is full of magic. Warm Pacific winds bring life back to the coast, whales swim...

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naaʔuu 411 and an invite to Feast in Tofino This March

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Those of you who have surfed Tofino, those who have hiked Tofino or even simply have gone for a...