Aboriginal culture is all around you in British Columbia — especially in the big city. Immerse yourself in Indigenous heritage when you visit the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, and then explore the natural flavours and culinary techniques of Vancouver’s only First Nations restaurant, specializing in wild fish, free-range game, and delicious bannock. After your meal, visit the Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre to meet the Musqueam people and share in their history and heritage through cultural objects and contemporary art.
Stay in Skwàchays Lodge, a boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver with an Aboriginal artist-in-residence program. Join a traditional sweat-lodge purification ceremony in the rooftop garden, or participate in a smudging ceremony to create positive influences and energies before you relax in a culturally inspired suite.
Enjoy an authentic Aboriginal cultural tourism experience on a Spoken Treasures tour of Stanley Park. The Talking Trees Tour, an Indigenous interpretive walk through the forests, complete the nature experience with fascinating stories of the land and its cultural importance. Then make your way north to Squamish and the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, which will take you up to a glorious summit. From there, the incredible views will leave you awestruck as you gaze on Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains surrounding it. The Talking Trees Tour, an Indigenous interpretive walk through the forests, complete the nature experience with fascinating stories of the land and its cultural importance.
Explore the glacier at the Adara Whistler Hotel, a boutique resort in the heart of Whistler Village that mixes contemporary design with elegant comfort, delivering excellence every day.
- Two nights accommodation in Vancouver;
- One night's accommodation in Whistler;
- Spoken Treasures Tour - Stanley Park;
- Dinner at Salmon n' Bannock;
- Admittance into the Bill Reid Gallery or Northwest Coast Art;
- Admittance into Musqueam Cultural Centre;
- Admittance onto Sea-to-Sky Gondola