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Welcome to British Columbia

(Treaty 8 and Unceded Traditional Territory)

In British Columbia, Indigeneity is deeply interwoven with the region’s diverse cultural tapestry and historical narrative. Over millennia, a multitude of Indigenous groups have inhabited this land, each nurturing unique languages, customs, and ways of life. From the Coastal Salish communities along the coast to the Interior Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, Haida, and others across the province’s varied terrain, Indigenous societies have thrived. Their profound connection to the land is evident in their stewardship practices, traditional knowledge, and spiritual beliefs, emphasizing harmony with nature and respect for all life. Today, British Columbia’s Indigenous Peoples continue to advocate for their rights, preserve their heritage, and contribute to the province’s rich cultural diversity.

Haida House at Tllal,
Tlell, British Columbia

Situated by the serene Tlell River amidst ancient forests, Haida House at Tllaal offers a classic 10-room lodge, perfect for your Haida Gwaii adventure. Ideal for self-exploration, our lodge features a nightly rate structure and on-site amenities including a gift shop and conference facilities. Our 12 new two-bedroom cedar cabins blend traditional Haida architecture with modern comforts, boasting stunning views and amenities like a minibar kitchen, fireplace, covered hot tub, and outdoor shower. Choose from a bed and breakfast stay or all-inclusive packages for 3, 4, or 7 nights amidst Haida Gwaii’s natural beauty.

Haida Style Expeditions
Skidegate, British Columbia

Brothers James and William Cowpar run Haida Style Expeditions, the first Indigenous-owned tour company in Haida Gwaii. Their motto, “Welcome to our backyard,” embodies their community-focused approach, supporting local talent and businesses. Cultural day trips explore ancient village sites like UNESCO World Heritage Site SGang Gwaay Llnagaay (Ninstints), with options for fishing trips or multi-day Cultural immersion camps benefiting Haida youth programs. James emphasizes experiential learning, showcasing the natural environment over politics. Glide into Hlk’yah GawGa (Windy Bay) to view the “Legacy Pole” against a rainforest backdrop, and meet Haida Gwaii Watchmen, advocates for old-growth forest preservation.

Great River Fishing Adventures
Chilliwack, British Columbia

Established in 1988, Great River Fishing Adventures stands as one of the Fraser River’s foremost fully guided sport-fishing operators, offering expeditions on its tributaries as well. Annually, the company hosts anglers from across the globe, inviting them to explore the exceptional fishing opportunities and natural splendor of British Columbia. With over ten species of sport fish available throughout the year, including the famed White Sturgeon, Great River Fishing Adventures caters to anglers of all skill levels. Their expertise extends to targeting all five species of Wild Pacific Salmon, boasting the largest team of fly fishing guides on the river. Join them for personalized adventures, from chasing trophy Sturgeon to exploring remote rivers for Trout and Salmon.

Moccasin Trails
West Kelowna, British Columbia

Embark on a transformative journey down the South Thompson and Adams Rivers, tracing the timeless paths woven by the Secwepemcuu’l’ecw (Shuswap Nation) over countless generations. Led by a local Knowledge Keeper, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of tradition and culture. Experience the flavors of our cuisine, the melodies of our songs, and the echoes of stories passed down through the ages. To truly grasp our culture, engage all senses: touch, smell, sight, sound, and feeling. Delve into our past—its triumphs, its tribulations—and embrace our language, culinary traditions, festivities, and rituals.

Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park
Kamloops, British Columbia

Situated along the scenic banks of the South Thompson River in British Columbia, you’ll find the Secwepemc Museum & Heritage Park. We provide visitors with a blend of indoor and outdoor cultural experiences. Step inside the museum for a guided tour delving into the vibrant history of the Secwepemc people through interactive multimedia displays and authentic artifacts. Outside, wander through our Heritage Park, where you can unearth the archaeological remnants of a 2,000-year-old Secwepemc winter village and observe wildlife amidst the beauty of the Kamloops Marshes.